Earth Science Classroom Activities
This section is designed to provide educators and students with handouts, demonstrations, and suggestions for classroom activities, which foster an interest in the earth sciences. As material is made available, we will add it to this section. If you have suggestions, or would like to volunteer material that you think is useful in the classroom, call Steve Greb (859)-323-0542 or send a message by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We welcome your original contributions.
It's About Time
Exercises and activities to demonstrate geological time using paper, clocks, calendars, fields, etc. Also, notes and images of important dates in geologic time.Read more
Geologic and Paleontologic Cookbook
Recipes that use food to demonstrate earth science concepts during class or at the dinner table.Read more
How Fossils Form Activities
Links to activities that demonstrate how fossils form.Read more
An activity in which students use paper plates to make masks based on fossils of trilobites. Great for Mardi Gras!Download PDF
Draw T. rex.
Activity in which students use knowledge of modern animals to accurately flesh out the skull of a T. rex.Download PDF
Can You Find…on the "Progression of Life" Poster?
Activity in which students use knowledge of modern animals to accurately flesh out the skull of a T. rex.Read More
Fossil Shapes Extension Activity
Activity in which students try to determine the shape of a three-dimensional object from two-dimensional slices through the object.