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Earth Science Classroom Activities

A logo pictureThis 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 for more information. We welcome your original contributions.

KGS activities and lessons

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.
Geologic and Paleontologic Cookbook. Recipes that use food to demonstrate earth science concepts during class or at the dinner table.
How fossils form activities. Links to activities that demonstrate how fossils form
Trilobite Masks. An activity in which students use paper plates to make masks based on fossils of trilobites. Great for Mardi Gras!
Draw T. rex. Activity in which students use knowledge of modern animals to accurately flesh out the skull of a T. rex.
Can you find --- on the "Progression of Life" Poster? Can You Find….on the "Progression of Life" Poster? Activity in which students search for different kinds of animals and plants on the "Progression of Life" poster by Stephen F. Greb (1988).
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.

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Images of Earth History

Black and white images of animals and plants from Earth's past, which you can down load for use in classroom activities.