Get hands on with science! Check out some fun and engaging earth science activities developed by Geoscience Australia's Education Team. These activities provide background information for teachers and worksheets for students. Search our education catalogue for more earth science activities, videos and virtual exhibits.
Host an interactive class-wide Geoscience quiz or use the questions as research prompts.
Investigate the expansion rate of water to ice and how this relates to weathering of rocks in the environment.
Analyse a map and consider potential impacts of a volcanic eruption.
Explore sonar and bathymetry with bouncy balls and pre-prepared data.
Investigate earthquake magnitude using spaghetti pasta.
Explore the concept of lava viscosity and influence on volcanic cone shape.
Explore the concepts of weathering and erosion by investigating why river pebbles are often rounded.
Solve the puzzle of plate tectonics with this world map that shows the edges of the major tectonic plates.
Create a tectonics plate model using this easy to print A4 model. This colour model is ready to cut out and assemble on a tennis ball.
Recreate these ancient creatures with this ready to cut out and assemble 3D model of a trilobite.
Make your own Australian dinosaur using this A4 paper model ready to cut out and assemble into a 3D model of a serendipaceratops.
Get a taste for what it was like for scientists living in Antarctica with this code breaker activity.
Build one of the all-time favourite dinosaurs—a Triceratops 3D model.
Make a mini version of the Pterosaur which could range in size from a sparrow to the size of a light plane!
Recreate this amazing sea creature using our ready to cut out and assemble 3D model of a nautilus.
Learn about shield volcanoes with this paper model ready to cut out and assemble into a 3D model.
Learn about strato volcanoes with this paper model ready to cut out and assemble into a 3D model.
Create your own Geological Timewalk for three distances with these easy to following instructions.
Find out about landslides with this ready to cut out and assemble 3D model.
Create a slump with this ready to cut out and assemble 3D model.
Explore these spatial activity ideas and discover the fun family activity of geocaching.