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Geology: Teachers

Rock Exhibit

Interactive Geology

Take a look at United States Geological Survey's extensive science resources for K-12 teachers. Divided by grade level, these include lesson plans, activities, multimedia resources, and background information.

Find helpful worksheets and projects for your geology unit at Earth Science Resources.

Schoolyard Geology is a series of lessons designed to get students thinking like geologists as they explore their own school grounds.

Earth layers

The Earth and Earthquakes

FEMA offers "Tremor Troop," a complete study unit on earthquakes for teachers. Download the PDF.

Annenberg Learner's interactive Dynamic Earth will engage your students as they learn more about faults, plates, and earth structure.

The National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) has a section about Idaho including history, maps, and recent earthquakes.

Scientist

Idaho Geology

The Idaho Geological Survey is "the special public service and research agency at the University of Idaho mandated by law to collect and disseminate geologic and mineral data for the state." There are connections to Idaho maps and geology-related links.

Idaho Mining Association provides links to information about the mining industry both inside and outside of Idaho.

Atlas holds the earth

Geological Scales



The Geologic Time Scale from the U.S. Geological Survey is drawn to scale so you can compare the relative lengths of geologic time divisions.

This scale is geared toward kids, from the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

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