Earth Science Resources

Plate Tectonics & Continental Drift

The Dynamic Earth
Great multimedia information for "Plate Tectonics and Volcanoes"

Dynamic Earth Interactives

Geography4Kids - About the Earth

Understanding Plate Boundaries

Types of Plate Boundaries

Class Zone: The Changing Earth
(Has visualizations on Pangaea and the different plate boundaries)

Earth's Floor: Plate Tectonics
Great overview with good pictures of the boundaries

Mountain Maker/Earth Shaker Animation

Earthquakes & Volcanoes

Life Along the Faultline
My favorite site for earthquakes! There is oodles of information, activities, animations and videos (including the 1989 World Series telecast)

USGS Earthquakes for Kids

Savage Earth

Determining the Location of an Epicenter Simulation

"Make a Quake" Simulation

ABAG Earthquake Kids Zone

Volcanoes Interactives

USGS Volcano Observatory

Yellowstone Volcano Observatory

FAQ for Supervolcano Movie

Supervolcano: What's under Yellowstone?
(Discovery Channel)

Inca Mummies

Inca Mummy Bundles

Nova Adventure: Inca Ice Mummies

Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius

Earth's History

Rock Cycle Interactives

Fossil and Rock Layers PowerPoint
This is the PowerPoint we watched in class

Geologic Time: The Story of a Changing Earth
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Geologic Time Machine

Geologic Time


How Gravity and Inertia Keep Objects in Orbit
This short video explains why the moon revolves around Earth and why all planets in our system revolve around the Sun

The 4 Seasons Presentation

"What Causes the Seasons?" YouTube video

Earth-Sun Relationship for Seasons Animation
Great visualization showing the angle of the Sun's rays for each season.

"Phases of the Moon" YouTube video
Does an EXCELLENT job explaining WHY we see the different moon phases!

"Bill Nye: Moon Phases" YouTube video

Moon Phases Interactive

Lunar Eclipses for Beginners

Solar Eclipses for Beginners

"Don't Stop the Seasons" song lyrics (doc)

"If I Were the Moon" song lyrics (doc)

Weathering, Erosion, & Deposition

W.E.D. PowerPoint Review

Erosion Game

Introduction to Erosion

Glaciers 101

Glacier Simulation

Glacier Video (Yahoo Videos)
Gives a quick explanation of glaciers and how they change landscapes

Glacial Erosion and Deposition "Study Table"
This has a lot of additional terms you don't know but is still a great resource.

Rock Cycle Simulation

"Weathering" BrainPop Movie