April 18th, 2016

Earth Day Resources for Your Classroom

Earth Day Resources: Explore the Living Earth, Understand Volcanoes, & Determine the Age of Earth

Explore these Earth Day resources to examine the living Earth, understand volcanoes, and determine the age of Earth. All of our FREE Earth Day Educational Resources are all aligned to NY State Academic Standards.

Earth Day Resources: The Living Earth Earth Day Resources: Understanding Volcanoes Earth Day Resources: The Age of Earth


Elementary School

The Living Earth

In this lesson plan, students will:

  • discuss glaciers and how they change the land;
  • do an activity that illustrates how glaciers change the land, and
  • make a class list of what causes changes to our planet’s structure.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST4.E.PS2, MST4.E.PS2.1, MST4.E.PS2.1d, and more!

Middle School

Understanding Volcanoes

In this lesson plan, students will understand that a volcano can act as a giant cooling vent for Earth’s inner core.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST4, MST4.E.PS2, and MST4.E.PS2.1

High School

The Age of Earth

This video will focus on scientist’s efforts to determine the age of Earth.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST4 and MST4.E.PS2

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