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Geology Activities for Kids

Updated on October 1, 2014

Teach Kids About Geology in a Hands On Way

Geology activities for kids help make geology come to life. Studying the earth sciences helps kids learn about their world in a real, hands-on way. And what kid doesn't like getting his hands dirty?

Teach kids about rocks and minerals and how they came to be so that they can identify land formations and individual stones.

If you have a daughter or other girls that seem standoffish about geology, go to a bead store and ask to see the gemstone beads. Let her choose a few of these beautiful beads to make a necklace. Then learn about the beautiful rocks around her neck!

Photo of 4M Crystal Mining Kit courtesy of Amazon. Click the link to check out this geology kit for kids.

Basic Types of Rocks

The three basic types of rocks are

igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.

Source: USGS

Common Quartz

Quartz is the most common mineral.

Basic Geology Science Kits - Help Children Understand Geology with Hands On Activities

Geology Joke

A volcano is a mountain with hiccups.

Source: Read more geology humor at

Julian Trubin's website.

Earth Science Kits and Activities

Grow your own crystals, learn to identify rocks and minerals, make a volcano, and more!

Show kids that geology is fun and a great way to explore our earth in a hands-on way!

Make Your Own Volcano - Try This At Home!

Gather the kids and use some common household items and make a volcano.

You'll need vinegar, baking soda, dish soap, and a volcano.

Turn this fun project into a lesson in art and science.

Check out the details at Science Bob

Turquoise: What Makes It Green or Blue

Turquoise is a beautiful gemstone that can appear blue or green (or bluish green or greenish blue).

Blue Turquoise: Copper in the stone

makes turquoise blue.

Green Turquoise: Iron in the stone

makes turquoise green.

Earth Science Kits for More Geology Facts

Rock Tumblers - Collect Rocks Then Polish Them At Home

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Which geology activities for kids sound like fun to you?

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      Cristen Iris 

      4 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      We're geology geeks. My husband studies geoarchaeology and we have so many rocks in our house that it may soon collapse under its own weight. The world is so fascinating when you can recognize rocks and geologic structures. More kids should be exposed to this topic. They'd be much happier on road trips and could impress their car mates with their knowledge of the landscape. :)

    • seodress profile image


      5 years ago

      Great lens !

    • JeffGilbert profile image


      5 years ago

      I remember studying Geology when I was a kid. I wish they had stuff like this back then. Great lens... :)

    • profile image


      5 years ago

      nice lens ! :)

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      5 years ago

      Yes.. I just love geology, gems, etc.! So fun!

    • iijuan12 profile image


      5 years ago from Florida

      My children love looking for gemstones in "pay dirt" and cracking open geodes.

    • CruiseReady profile image


      5 years ago from East Central Florida

      Love this topic! Anything to get kids more interested in REAL learning!

    • avigarret profile image


      5 years ago

      Nothing like a great educational activity, in this world of ever passive zombie like pass times.

      Thanks for sharing :)

    • pkmcruk profile image


      5 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Congratulations on a well deserved Purple Star! :-)

    • profile image


      5 years ago

      Great fun for kids and adults, too. I have a few of these books that are great for identifying rocks and minerals. :)

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      5 years ago

      I like these Geology Activities for Kids, great way to lean science when kids are little.

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      5 years ago

      Gosh, this old kid would love doing some of these geology activities! Very cool!


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