Geology Activities for Kids
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!
Basic Types of Rocks
The three basic types of rocks are
igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.
Geology Basics: Rocks, Minerals, Crystals - Learn About the Different Types of Geologic Formations and How They Were Formed
- USGS Geology in the Parks
Minerals close-up: This image shows some of the most common minerals you'll find in rocks. This pile contains plagioclase feldspar, potassium feldspar, quartz, muscovite mica, biotite mica, amphibole, olivine, and calcite. Can you identify any of the
- USGS Geology in the Parks
Rocks are all around us. They make up the backbones of hills and mountains and the foundations of plains and valleys. Beneath the soil you walk on and the deep layers of soft mud that cover the ocean basins is a basement of hard rock. What are rocks
- USGS Geology in the Parks -- Glossary of Geology Terms
Geologic Glossary This glossary contains simplified definitions for technical terms used within this site. From ablation (Occurs when more glacier ice is lost by melting and evaporation each year than is added by snowfall) to zircon (Mineral of zirco
- This Dynamic Earth--Contents [USGS]
View of the planet Earth from the Apollo spacecraft. The Red Sea, which separates Saudi Arabia from the continent of Africa, is clearly visible at the top. (Photograph courtesy of NASA.)
- Geologic Time - EnchantedLearning.com
Geologic time chart of major biological and geological eras, with the pivotal events, eons, eras, periods and epochs. By Enchanted Learning Software, which creates children's educational software designed to stimulate creativity, learning, enjoyment,
- Geological Society of America - Educator Resources
GSA offers a variety of programs, products, and resources for K-12 and higher education as well as outreach to the public. Free lesson plans and activities for homeschool and classroom K - 12 grades on the earth sciences.
Quartz is the most common mineral.
Basic Geology Science Kits - Help Children Understand Geology with Hands On Activities
A volcano is a mountain with hiccups.
Source: Read more geology humor at
Hands On Geology Activities for Kids - Worksheets, Grow Crystals, Make Volcano, Cast Fossils, and More Geology Activities
- USGS, Cascades Volcano Observatory Website - Activities and "Fun Stuff"
USGS/Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver, Washington Activities and "Fun Stuff". Test your volcano vocabulary, work a crossword puzzle, answer volcano questions, build a volcano mobile, fun ways to learn about volcanoes.
- Geology Crafts & Activites
Geology Crafts and activities for kids. Make Fossils, explore rocks and minerals, make a volcano, break geodes, cast fossils, sort seashells.
- A Wonderful World of Minerals -- Growing Crystals
On this page the table shows you simple crystal experiments. Some may stay liquid, if so decide what you need to change in order to get crystals.
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
Study Rocks and Geology at Parks - Check Out Parks Online or In Person
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
Start or Join a Geology Club | Science Fair Ideas | Scouting - Find Other Rock Hounds to Learn and Share Your Love of Geology
- Geology Activities For Kids: Starting Geology Club
Do you need geology activities? Kids LOVE rocks and fossils, minerals, and crystals, too! Most children just seem to have a natural love for rock hounding.
- Science Fair Project Ideas
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards.
- Geology Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Geology science fair projects and experiments: topics, ideas, reference resources, and sample projects. Projects for grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12.
- A Wonderful World of Minerals -- Cub Scout Geologist Requirement
If you are a Webelo Scout, you can do most of the Geologist Requirement right here at our site. Here are some worksheets to help you out. Print them out, and then use our site to get your information.
Rock Tumblers - Collect Rocks Then Polish Them At Home
Geology Lessons for Kids - Quizzes and Fun Ways to Learn More About the Earth
- Geology Quizzes and Geology Trivia -- Fun Trivia
Geology trivia questions and quizzes. Thousands of quizzes and quiz questions and answers about Geology.
- Funny Earth Jokes for Kids - Volcano, Rock, Geology, Geography
Step back from the mysteries of science and enjoy the funny side of life with our range of hilarious science jokes for kids, they might even get a laugh out of your chemistry teacher! Funny Earth Jokes for Kids What's funnier,,,
- Rock Jokes
This Planet Really Rocks! Rock Jokes and puns.
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