Earth Science Resources

Forest Fires Lesson
Discovery Education online forest fires lesson which includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions and an evaluation.
Allianceto Save Energy Lessons
Middle school lessons focusing on energy conservation
Ocean World Lesson Activities
Lessons and labs related to ocean waves, water density, and sonar.
Infinite Power lessons
Geometry Module-Rice University: The Geometry Module effectively assists teachers in developing a deeper understanding of the underlying concepts that support the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in Geometry and helps teachers develop the pedagogical tools necessary to provide their students the opportunity to meet Texas’ challenging state content and student performance standards.
Earthquakes and Seismic Waves
Information and definitions of earthquake related terms.
Heat Transfer Lesson Plan
Heat transfer in the atmosphere, conduction, convection, radiation or why does hot air go up? Lesson plan including student expectations, teacher notes, materials needed, and procedures for understanding.
Plate Tectonics
An explanation of several terms related to plate tectonics.
Mount St. Helens lessons learned
“What have scientists learned since Mount St. Helens erupted?”
Digital Library for Earth System Education
The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) is a distributed community effort involving educators, students, and scientists working together to improve the quality, quantity, and efficiency of teaching and learning about the Earth system at all levels.
Biomes Basics
Includes interactive information about 7 types of biomes.  Teacher resources and additional projects are available on this site.
Biomes of the world
This site is a detailed informational webpage on the four biomes of the world. The user will first find the user friendly main page easy to navigate to the biome of his or her interest. Each page provides information on the biome, including its habitants, weather, and precipitation.
Introduction to Biomes
This module presents basic content on the distribution and nature of the world's major biomes. It considers the structure, characteristic growth forms, and taxonomic affiliations of the vegetation; major soil order(s); and common adaptive characteristics of the fauna of the tundra, boreal forest, temperate broadleaf deciduous forest, tropical broadleaf evergreen forest, tropical savanna, temperate grasslands, desert scrub, and Mediterranean shrub biomes. Study hints and critical thinking questions follow the content units.
Discusses 8 biomes of the world.  Includes maps and detailed descriptions of each type of biome.
Biomes of North America
Focuses on 8 biomes of North America.  Distribution information and characteristics of each are included.
The World’s Biomes
The University of California Museum of Paleontology discusses six types of biomes. Conservation and preservation of biomes is also addressed.