Earth Science

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Games

3, 2, 1...BLASTOFF!

Topic: Science; Moon Cycles

  • CONTENT AREA: Science; Moon Cycles
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-5
  • STANDARDS: NGSS 1-ESS1-1. Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. NGSS 5-ESS1-2. Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night,

A METEOROLOGIST'S MISSION

Topic: Weather and Climate

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: K
  • STANDARDS: NGSS.K.ESS

A PERFECT HABITAT

Topic: Natural Resources

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Life Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: K
  • STANDARD: NGSS.K.ESS3.A

AGENT CARTER GRAFFER: LEGEND OF THE MISSING COMPASS ROSE

Topic: Elementary Map Skills

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Elementary Map Skills
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-5
  • STANDARDS: SS4G1 Locate important physical and man-made features in the United States. SS3G2 Locate and describe the equator, prime meridian, and lines of latitude and longitude on a globe.

AIR POLLUTION - SAVE OUR PLANET (Pollution)

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Pollution, Environment
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School
  • Standards: 6.14 Analyze and interpret data (e.g., tables, graphs, maps of global and regional temperatures; atmospheric levels of gases such as carbon dioxide and methane; rates of human activities) to describe how various human activities (e.g., use of f

ALIEN ENCOUNTER - LOOKING FOR EARTH 2.0

Topic: The structure of the solar system

  • CONTENT AREA: Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARDS: NGSS.ESS1.B

ALIENS EXPLAIN ALTERNATE ENERGY

  • Content Area: Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

ALL AMPED UP ALONG THE BEACH

Topic: Amplitude and Wavelength

  • CONTENT AREA: Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: 4
  • STANDARD: NGSS.4.PS4.A

AN OUT OF THIS WORLD OPPORTUNITY

Topic: SPACE

  • Game Designer: Farideh Banks
  • Content Area: Science, Space
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

AND LET THE GAMES BEGIN

Topic: The Formation of Mountains and Volcanoes as a Result of Plate Tectonics

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: 4
  • STANDARD: NGSS.4.ESS2.B

ANDY THE ANT

Topic: Social Interactions and Group Behaviors in Ecosystems

  • CONTENT AREA: Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: 3
  • STANDARD: NGSS.3.LS2.D

AQUARIUM CONFUSION

Topic: Animals, Ocean Survival

  • CONTENT AREA: Animals, Ocean Survival
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-6
  • STANDARDS: MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

AROUND THE WORLD IN 30 DAYS

Topic: The Solar System's Effect on Earth

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 1
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.1.ESS1.B

BACK TO THE PAST TO PASS THE CLASS (Geologic Time)

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Geologic Time
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School
  • Standards: 6.9 Use models to explain how the flow of Earth’s internal energy drives a cycling of matter between Earth’s surface and deep interior causing plate movements 6.4 Construct explanations from geologic evidence (e.g., change or extinction of par

BIG BRO, WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

Topic: Water on Earth

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.ESS2.C

BIO DOOM DIGITAL

Topic: Science; Ecosystems

  • CONTENT AREA: Science; Ecology/Biosphere
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 6-12
  • STANDARDS: MS-LS2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem. MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physic

BORE TO THE CORE

Topic: EARTH'S STRUCTURE

  • Content Area: Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 30-45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

BREAKING DOWN AND BUILDING UP

Topic: Weathering, Erosion

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Erosion
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School
  • Standards: MS-ESS2-2. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales. HS-ESS2-1. Develop a model to illustrate how Earth’s internal and surface processes operate at

CALLING ALL ASTRONAUTS!

Topic: The Universe and Earth's Solar System

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, The Universe and Earth's Solar System
  • GRADE LEVEL: 6-8
  • STANDARD: NGSS.MS.ESS1

CLIMATE CHANGE: COMING SOON TO A CITY NEAR YOU

Topic: Climate Change Due to Human Activities

  • CONTENT AREA: Science
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: NGSS.MS.ESS3.D

CONTINENT CHAOS

Topic: Elementary Geography

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Social Studies/Science, Geography, Continents
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 1-4
  • STANDARDS: CCSS 2.MD.8-Measurement & Data » Work with time and money.

COOL CAVES

  • Content Area: Science, Caves
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

COSMOLOGY: THE BASICS

Topic: Universe

  • Content Area: Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 30-45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

DIG INTO THE EARTH'S CRUST

  • Content Area: Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

DR. BORE (Human Impact)

  • Game Designer: James Sanders and Hayley Milliman
  • Content Area: Science (NGSS-MS-ESSS3)
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School

DR. ROCK N. FOSSILS GETS STUCK IN THE PAST!

Topic: Geologic Evidence for Earth's History

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 6-8
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.MS.ESS1.C

EARTH CHANGES GAME SHOW

Topic: The Changing Earth

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: 2
  • STANDARD: NGSS.2.ESS1.C

EARTH DOME S.O.S.: RACE TO SAVE OUR SYSTEMS!

Topic: Energy Cycles and their Effect on Earth

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: NGSS.MS.ESS2.A

EARTH SYSTEM CONTACT

Topic: Earth’s Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: 2
  • STANDARDS: NGSS.2.ESS

EARTH TREASURE HUNT

Topic: Plate Tectonics

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: 2
  • STANDARD: NGSS.2.ESS2.B

EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANOES, TSUNAMIS...OH MY!

Topic: Forecasting Natural Hazards

  • CONTENT AREA: Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: NGSS.MS.ESS3.B

EDITH, SAM, AND VERONICA TAKE ON THE WORLD!

Topic: Earth's Systems

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.4.ESS

ENGINEERING PROBLEMS WITH EDITH, SAM, and VERONICA

Topic: Designing Solutions for Engineering Problems Due to Earth's Systems

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.4.ETS1.B

FINDING FOSSILS FROM THE PAST

Topic: Earth's History through Geology

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 6-8
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.MS.ESS2

FLIP THE SWITCH: POWER TO RENEWABLE!

Topic: Human Reliance on Natural Resources

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: NGSS.MS.ESS3.A

FOSSIL FORENSICS

Topic: Fossils and Geology

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: 4
  • STANDARD: NGSS.4.ESS1.C

FOSSIL FUN

Topic: Fossils

  • CONTENT AREA: Science
  • GRADE LEVELS: 3
  • STANDARD: NGSS.3.LS4.A

GLACIERS - OUR FROZEN TREASURE

Topic: GLACIERS

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Glaciers
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

GLORIOUS GLACIER PARK CAMP

Topic: Glacier National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies/Science, Geography; Glacier National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-12
  • STANDARDS: National Geography Standards - Places and Regions 4. The physical and human characteristics of places. 5. That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity. 6. How culture and experience influence people's perception of places and r

GRAND CANYON QUARTER CLUES

Topic: Grand Canyon National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: National Parks, Grand Canyon National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-12
  • STANDARDS: National Geography Standards - Places and Regions 4. The physical and human characteristics of places. 5. That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity. 6. How culture and experience influence people's perception of places and r

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Topic: Great Smoky Mtn National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: National Parks, Great Smoky Mountain National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-12
  • STANDARDS: Social Studies/US Regions- Use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information; Analyze the physical and human characteristics of places; Create regions to interpret Earth’s comp

GREEN THUMB

Topic: Solar Energy and its Effect on Plant Matter

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Physical Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.5.PS3.D

GREEN THUMB II

Topic: The Energy Cycle (Sun - Plants - Food)

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Life Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.5.LS1.C

GREEN THUMB III

Topic: Composers and Decomposers in Ecosystems

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Life Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.5.LS2.A

GREEN THUMB IV

Topic: Cycles in the Environment

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Life Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.5.LS2.B

GROWING LIKE A WEED

Topic: Plants (Science)

  • CONTENT AREA: Plants, Science
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 5-8
  • STANDARDS: NGSS LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms, 3-LS1-1

HAUNTED HIGH

  • Content Area: Seasonal Games, Team Building
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School, Adult

HELP GET THE HUBBLE BACK!

Topic: Space

  • Content Area: Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

HELPING HANDS

Topic: Human Effect on Earth's Systems

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.5.ESS3.C

HELPING THE PLANET

Topic: Alternative Energy

  • Content Area: Science, Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School
  • Standards: 6.15 ‐ Analyze evidence (e.g., databases on human populations, rates of consumption of food and other natural resources) to explain how changes in human population, per capita consumption of natural resources, and other human activities (e.g.,

HUMAN IMPACT-OMOMETER: LEVEL EXTREME!

Topic: Human Activities and their Effects on the Biosphere

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: NGSS.MS.ESS3.C

ICE CAP CHAT

Topic: Energy Cycle in Ecosystems (Producers, Consumers and Decomposers)

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Life Science
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: NGSS.MS.LS2.B

IN TOO DEEP - STUDY THE BIG IMPACT OF TINY DROPS

Topic: Water and Earth’s Surface Processes

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 6-8
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.MS.ESS2.C

IS YOUR TEACHER AN ALIEN?

Topic: The Solar System

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.5.ESS

IT'S GAME NIGHT

Topic: The Universe

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 1
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.1.ESS1.A

JOURNEY THROUGH THE STARS

Topic: Astronomy

  • Content Area: Science, Astronomy
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

KEYLA TAKES ON NATURAL HAZARDS

Topic: How Humans Address Natural Hazards

  • CONTENT AREA: Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: 3
  • STANDARD: NGSS.3.ESS3.B

KEYLA'S TRAVEL AGENCY

Topic: Weather and Climate

  • CONTENT AREA: Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: 3
  • STANDARDS: NGSS.3.ESS

LITTLE BRO, WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

Topic: Major Earth Systems

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.5.ESS2.A

LIVING GREEN

Topic: Human Impact

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: K
  • STANDARD: NGSS.K.ESS3.C

MILKY WAY, YOU'RE ONE IN A BILLION

Topic: Earth and its solar system as part of a larger galaxy

  • CONTENT AREA: Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: Grades 6-8
  • STANDARDS: NGSS.ESS1.A

MISSING IN THE MANGROVES

Topic: Biodiversity and its effects on humans

  • CONTENT AREA: Life Science
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARDS: NGSS.LS4.D

MR. C's GREENHOUSE

Topic: Sun and Energy

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Life Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.5.LS

MY TEACHER IS AN ALIEN

Topic: Gravitational Force

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science, Physical Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.5.PS2.B

MY TEACHER IS AN ALIEN II

Topic: The Sun as a Star

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.5.ESS1.A

MY TEACHER IS AN ALIEN III

Topic: The Sun's Effect on Earth

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.5.ESS1.B

NEW DESIGNS FOR NEW SAFETY

Topic: NATURAL DISASTERS

  • Content Area: Science, Natural Disasters
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Upper Elementary/Middle School

NEW STATE, NEW HOME, NEW WEATHER

Topic: Movement of Air and Water and their Effect on Climate

  • CONTENT AREA: Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: NGSS.MS.ESS2.C

NEW YORK CHANGES

Topic: Physical Characteristics of Living Things within a Region/Ecosystem

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.4.ESS2.E

NICK'S ENERGY SAVING MAGIC TRICKS

Topic: Energy and Ecological Solutions

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: 4
  • STANDARD: NGSS.4.ETS1.A

NICK'S NATURAL RESOURCES

Topic: Energy Derived from Natural Resources

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: 4
  • STANDARD: NGSS.4.ESS3.A

OIL SPILLS - CLEANUP HERO

Topic: Pollution

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Environment, Oil Spills
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary /Middle School
  • Standards: 6.16 ‐ Implement scientific principles to design processes for monitoring and minimizing human impact on the environment (e.g., water usage, including withdrawal of water from streams and aquifers or construction of dams and levees; land usage,

ONLY YOU

Topic: Wildfires

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Wildfires
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

PINNACLE PHONE PROBLEM

Topic: Pinnacles National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies; Pinnacles National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-12
  • STANDARDS: National Geography Standards - Places and Regions 4. The physical and human characteristics of places. 5. That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity. 6. How culture and experience influence people's perception of places and r

PLANT-A-PALOOZA!

Topic: Plants & Flowers

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Science, Plants & Flowers
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades K-3
  • STANDARDS: VA 1.4 The student will investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics. Key concepts include a) plants need nutrients, air, water, light, and a place

Réanimer! - Powered Down!

Topic: Energy in our Lives (English or French)

  • Author: Amanda O’Neill with Melanie Bradley
  • Content: Science - Energy in our Lives (Ontario Curriculum)
  • Recommended Ages: Grade 1 (can be used in English or for French Immersion)

ROCKING WIND AND WATER

Topic: Effects of Wind and Water on Earth

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: 2
  • STANDARD: NGSS.2.ESS2.A

S-NO-W PROBLEMS

Topic: Identifying Problems and Possible Solutions (Considering Constraints and Criteria for Success)

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Engineering/Design
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.5.ETS1.A

SEASONAL SABOTAGE!

Topic: Science: Seasons & Weather

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Seasons
  • IDEAL GROUP SIZE: Small groups or whole class
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-8
  • STANDARDS: VA 3.8 The student will investigate and understand basic patterns and cycles occurring in nature. Key concepts include patterns of natural events such as seasonal changes. VA 4.7 The student will investigate and understand the relationships am

SEASONAL SECRETS!

Topic: Science: Seasons & Weather

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Science, Seasons
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-8
  • STANDARDS: VA 3.8 The student will investigate and understand basic patterns and cycles occurring in nature. Key concepts include patterns of natural events such as seasonal changes.

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING!

Topic: Severe Weather

  • CONTENT AREA: Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: K
  • STANDARD: NGSS.K.ESS3.B

SHAKING THINGS UP - PLATES ON THE MOVE...AGAIN!

Topic: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 6-8
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.MS.ESS2.B

SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ASTRONAUT

Topic: Microgravity

  • Content Area: Science, Microgravity
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School
  • Standards: NGSS Middle School: MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. NGSS High School: HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organizatio

SOLID AS A ROCK

Topic: Rocks, Minerals

  • Content Area: Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School
  • Standards: MS-ESS2-1. Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.

SPACE INVADERS

Topic: The Solar System

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 1
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.1.ESS1

SPACE SIMULATION

Topic: Electric, Magnetic, and Gravitational Forces

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Physical Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 6-8
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.MS.PS2.B

STAY SAFE

Topic: Natural Hazards that Result from Earth's Systems

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: 4
  • STANDARD: NGSS.4.ESS3.B

STORM SPOTTERS (Tornadoes / Natural Disasters)

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Weather, Tornadoes
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary and Middle School
  • Standards: 6.12 ‐ Integrate qualitative scientific and technical information (e.g., weather maps; diagrams; other visualizations, including radar and computer simulations) to support the claim that motions and complex interactions of air masses result in

SUMMER DAYS

Topic: Effects of Sunlight

  • CONTENT AREA: Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: K
  • STANDARD: NGSS.K.ETS1.B

SYSTEM SWITCH: SAVE EARTH'S SYSTEMS

Topic: Earth’s Materials and Systems

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARDS: NGSS.MS.ESS2

The Candy Crisis

Topic: Math, Fractions

  • Content Area: Math, Fractions, Valentine's
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages:Upper Elementary, Middle Grades

THE DOMINO EFFECT...HUMAN IMPACT ON THE PLANET

Topic: Human Impacts on the Earth

  • CONTENT AREA: Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARDS: NGSS.MS.ESS3

THE EARTH'S BREAK UP

Topic: Pangea - Plate Tetonics

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Pangea
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Groups/ Suggested Time: 40 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School/High School

THE MELTING ARCTIC

Topic: Global Warming

  • Content Areas: Earth Science, Global Warming
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary and Middle School
  • Standards: 6.14 ‐ Analyze and interpret data to describe how various human activities and natural processes may cause changes in local and global temperatures over time. 6.15 ‐ Analyze evidence to explain how changes in human population, per capita consu

THE MERCURY 13

Topic: Women's History, NASA

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, History
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 9-12, Adult

THE POLLUTION PROBLEM

Topic: Ecological Solutions

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: K
  • STANDARD: NGSS.K.ETS1.B

THE ROCK ROBBERY

Topic: The Rock Cycle

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Science, Rock Cycle
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-7
  • STANDARDS: NGSS Standards MS-ESS2-1. Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process. 4-ESS1, 5-ESS2 - Earth’s systems

THE SUPERB SCIENCE CHEF

Topic: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHANGES

  • Content Area: Science, Physical and Chemical Changes
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Groups / Suggested Time: 40 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

TIME TRAVEL TO THE FUTURE TO PROTECT OUR PRESENT!

Topic: The Interaction of Earth's Systems Over Time

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 6-8
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.MS.ESS2.A

UNEARTHLY FOSSILS

Topic: Fossils as Evidence of Natural Selection

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Life Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 6-8
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.MS.LS4.A

VOLCANO: CODE ORANGE

  • Content Area: Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School

WATER HABITAT SCRAMBLE

Topic: Effects and Functions of Water on Earth

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: 2
  • STANDARD: NGSS.2.ESS2.C

WATER WORRIES

Topic: Composition of Earth

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): NGSS.5.ESS

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE

Topic: The Water Cycle

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Science, Water Cycle
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 1-4
  • STANDARDS: MS-ESS2 Earth's Systems

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE...UNTIL IT'S ALL GONE!

Topic: The Movement of Water

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARD: NGSS.MS.ESS2.C

WEATHER OR NOT (Weather)

  • Content Area: Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School

WEATHER WATCH

Topic: Making Observations & Gathering Data about Weather and Climate

  • CONTENT AREA: Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: K
  • STANDARD: NGSS.K.ETS1.A

WEATHER WIZARD FORECASTING COMPETITION!

Topic: Predicting Weather Based on Oceanic and Atmospheric Patterns

  • CONTENT AREA: Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: 6-8
  • STANDARD: NGSS.MS.ESS2.D

WEATHER WONDERLAND

Topic: Weather and Weather Patterns

  • CONTENT AREA: Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: K
  • STANDARD: NGSS.K.ESS2.D

WEATHER, WEATHER EVERYWHERE!

Topic: Weather and Climate

  • CONTENT AREA: Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
  • STANDARDS: NGSS.MS.ESS2; NGSS.MS.ESS2.C; NGSS.MS.ESS2.D; NGSS.MS.ESS3.D

WENDY WALTERS - WEATHER ENTHUSIAST

Topic: Variations in the physical environment, including climate, landforms, natural resources, and natural hazards

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVELS: 2-3
  • STANDARDS: SS.2.5, SS.3.5

WHAT ON EARTH

Topic: Earth's Composition

  • Content Area: Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

WHETHER ITS WEATHERING OR EROSION

Topic: EROSION

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Erosion
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

YOSEMITE BEAR WATCH

Topic: Yosemite National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: Yosemite National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 4-12
  • STANDARDS: National Geography Standards - Places and Regions 4. The physical and human characteristics of places. 5. That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity. 6. How culture and experience influence people's perception of places and r

ZION LUGGAGE FIASCO

Topic: Zion National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: National Parks, Zion National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-12
  • STANDARDS: Social Studies/US Regions Use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information; Analyze the physical and human characteristics of places.