Earth Science covers the study of the earth, and the minerals and resources that can be found in the earth. It is such a broad topic of study, and can lead to some great unit studies for Science.
Earth science includes the study of archaeology, caves, geology, and more. These individual earth science topics can be super fun for kids. I have never met a child who wasn’t interested in rocks and dirt.
When you want to break out into some fun units and study about earth science using free printables is a great way to do that.
We have compiled a ton of FREE resources and printables that can help you create your own unit studies on these different science topics.
You might also be interested in our free instant downloads on earthquakes and other natural disasters.
Printables & Resources on Archaeology:
Archaeology is fun because you can combine science and history into one!
Archeaology Lesson Plans – using archaeology lesson plans helps make the planning easier.
Printables & Resources on Caves:
Caves are fascinating to learn about! If you have any caves that are near where you live, make sure to visit them. This would make a great field trip opportunity!
Into the Cave is a printable that focuses on learning geological vocabulary. (3rd grade)
The Underground World of Caves has information on how caves are formed, cave formations, how caves are found, photos, and recommended reading lists.
The Virtual Cave is a cave photography website with amazing photos and lots of information. All photos are free to use without permission for educators and students.
Caveslime: Journey into Caves Find out all you’ve ever wanted to know about caves and the organisms that live there.
National Geographic Caves has articles, photos and information about caves.
Lists of caves to explore and visit:
23 of the Most Insane Caves That You Can Explore These photos are AMAZING!
Books on Caves:
Printables & Resources on Geology:
Geology is the study of the Earth, its processes, its materials, its history. Rocks, crystals, mountains, earthquakes, volcanoes, rivers, glaciers, landslides, and floods can all fall into the study of Geology.
Books on Geology:
The Rock and Gem Book: And Other Treasures of the Natural World
Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks & Minerals (Smithsonian Handbooks)
The Geology Book (Wonders of Creation)
Geology Lab for Kids: 52 Projects to Explore Rocks, Gems, Geodes, Crystals, Fossils, and Other Wonders of the Earth’s Surface
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