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Early Childhood Lesson: Earth and Space Science


Ocean and Coasts provides information on oceans, coasts, ocean floor features, gulf oil spill, tides, ocean currents, and ocean pollution.

National Geographic: The Ocean provides a variety of informational and educational activities as well as images and links to further resources.

Climate Kids: What is Happening in the Ocean

National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration: The Ocean contains lesson
plans for a variety of age groups, professional development opportunities, and ocean career profiles.

National Marine Sanctuaries  includes curriculum modules that demonstrate techniques for using data in the classroom in order to learn about el Niño, sea level, water quality and ocean acidification.

Book of Fun Fish Facts

Coral Kingdom Photo Library

Fish FAQ



Geology of the United States contains information on general geology with a particular emphasis on the geology of the United States.

NASA Science: Earth contains information on the earth’s atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere as well as additional links to further resources.

Dynamic Earth  is an interactive and engaging site which includes instructional lessons on Gems and Minerals, Rocks and Mining, Plate Tectonics and Volcanoes, and the Solar System.

Earthquakes for Kids  provides facts, earthquake ABC’s, information on the science of seismology, and experiences and anecdotes from geologists.

United States Geological Survey: Education is an earth science education resource offering information on plants and animals, land, water, and maps. The site features a list of U.S. Geological Survey educational materials for secondary and undergraduate students.

Digital Library for Earth System Education is a geoscience community resource that supports teaching and learning about the Earth system.

The Earthquake Hazards Project  offers frequently asked questions about earthquakes, research on earthquakes, and information on careers as a geologist.



Tornadoes is a resource providing information on the causes of tornadoes, their size and shape, formation, location and frequency.

National Weather Service: Online School for Weather

Earth Observatory shares with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about climate and the environment that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and climate models.

Office of Climate, Weather and Weather Services: Playtime for Kids  is designed to help students learn about hurricanes, winter storms, thunderstorms, and other hazardous weather.

Web Weather for Kids contains information on clouds, hurricanes, blizzards, thunderstorms, and tornadoes as well as a complete glossary of related terms.

A Basic Introduction to Weather Map Analysis

Severe Weather Primer

When and Where Does Severe Weather Occur?


Space and Solar System

Solar System Exploration provides a wide variety of educational materials and information on the solar system, including missions, planets, and images.

NASA Science: Missions  provides information about the solar system with links to a variety of mission sites.

Evolution of the Solar System allows students to explore the birth and evolution of the solar system.

Auroras: Paintings in the Sky  demonstrates how auroras appear on Earth and from space, explains how they are created, and details where they may be found.

A Kid Friendly Solar System offers information and educational content appropriate for students ages nine through twelve.

The Planetary Photojournal  provides copyright-free images of the bodies of in the solar system.

Cloud Layers and Red Spots on Jupiter  is a resource in which students may view Jupiter’s bands of clouds flow and the Great Red Spot churn in side-by-side animations.

The Outer Planets  offers students information on the outer planets including moons, rings, Kuiper Belt Objects, and Extrasolar Planets.

NASA Science: Planets offers information on the solar system, planets, missions, and current research as well as links to resources for further study.

NASA Science: Astrophysics provides an introduction to astrophysics and its application to an understanding of the dynamics of the solar system.


Wetlands and Habitats

Wetland Inhabitant Word Search

American’s Wetlands provides a variety of resources on the wetland of America, including wetlands’ variety, location, and conservation.

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust: Resources  contains educational resources which allow students to track birds, explore a beaver cam, and read an osprey blog.