One of the subjects that really got me interested in science when I was a kid was geology. Maybe it was also the fact that I had a grandfather who was a rock hound, too. Whatever the case, geology was something that was always exciting for me to study. When it came time to talk about minerals, layers of rocks, and even loosely based concepts on geology like volcanoes, I was all in. If you are doing a unit study on geology and looking to add some fun activities to your course, here are some excellent geology unit study resources to get you started.
Geology Unit Study Resources
Geology Lesson Plan Ideas
Learn Four Your Life has a free Geology Unit Study Download for kids in 3rd-8th grade.
Carlsbad Caverns Nation Park has a great book with Geology Lesson Plans for the park for middle schoolers.
Instant Worksheets has a bunch of free Geology Worksheets available to print off.
KB teachers is a good site to find Free Geology Printables.
Geology Crafts and Experiments
Planet Seed has a great experiment on the Absorbency of Rock using readily found materials.
The Crafty Classroom has a bunch of Geology Crafts and Activities that kids are sure to love.
Geology Videos and Clips
WatchKnowLearn.org has a bunch of video clips on geology for kids.
Science and Technology 4 U has a documentary on YouTube about the Grand Canyon.
Additional Geology Resources
Teachervision has some crafts, printables and a whole page dedicated to geology projects on their website.
National Geographic Kids is a great place to look for geology stuff. They even have a Geology 101 section.
Geology.com is a one stop resource for all things geology. Find information about rocks minerals, and more!
Science Kids has a section on Geology for Kids.
American Geosciences Institute has a great website with information on geology.
Books About Geology for Kids
National Geographics Kids Everything Rocks and Minerals by Steve Tomecek
Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and Minerals by Chris Pellant
The Geology Book (Wonders of Creation) by John D. Morris
Geology Rocks! 50 Hands-On Activities to Explore the Earth by Cindy Blobaum
Rocks, Rivers and the Changing Earth: A First Book About Geology by Herman Schneider
Rock on! Geology Game and Rock Collection from iLaughLearn