Jul 312013

The Study of Land Science and Earth Science – Resource Sites for Kids

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Missouri Botanical Gardens’ Biomes of the World – This site has tons of colorful photos, explanations, and geographical information. The resources here make this site a great content site for learning about our earth. Each biome section contains information about plants and animals in the region. It also includes a lot of interesting facts. Freshwater and Marine ecosystems are included in this earth science exploration!

Cornell University’s “Discover Our Earth” – Learn about plate tectonics, topography, volcanoes, and earthquakes. Discover Our Earth has sections for students and teachers to allow you to plan a complete unit study about the earth’s geological features. Colorful graphics and photos make help visual learners retain this earth science information.

Polar Husky Expedition – Share in an online Arctic Adventure, with an educational exploration of Nunavut. Videos, maps, and adventure updates help explorers feel like they are on the adventure themselves. This is a fun site to visit regularly, especially if your child loves earth science!

United States Geological Survey’s Earthquakes Learning Center – Everything anyone could need or want to know about earthquakes including recent quakes. The site covers questions and answers. It has a lot of online activities and articles about earth science. There isn’t much a child could want to know about earthquakes that wouldn’t be covered here!

Cascades Volcano Observatory’s “Learn About Volcanoes” – As a geological feature of our earth, volcanos are fascinating to kids and interesting to study. Questions about volcanoes are answered by geologists. There are a lot of photographs that provide visual learning. This site is a linear learning site where your child will navigate using a “next” button.

To see where volcanoes in the USA are located, visit this website to view interactive maps and information about Geology which links back to the USGS site.

Homeschool Science Unit Studies Page

Be sure to check out our MAIN Science Page for a list of many additional science topics for kids. Each topic page has links to interactive, audio-visual websites and optional resources to help you with your homeschool science.