Student Activities

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.


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Sugar shake (primary)

Explore the concepts of weathering and erosion by investigating why river pebbles are often rounded.


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Tectonic plates jigsaw puzzle (upper primary and secondary)

Solve the puzzle of plate tectonics with this world map that shows the edges of the major tectonic plates.


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Plate tectonics cut-out on a tennis ball (upper primary and secondary)

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.


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Trilobite 3D cut-out model (primary and secondary)

Recreate these ancient creatures with this ready to cut out and assemble 3D model of a trilobite.


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Serendipaceratops 3D cut-out model (primary and secondary)

Make your own Australian dinosaur using this A4 paper model ready to cut out and assemble into a 3D model of a serendipaceratops.


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Antarctic Geoheritage (primary and secondary)

Get a taste for what it was like for scientists living in Antarctica with this code breaker activity.


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Triceratops 3D cut-out model (primary and secondary)

Build one of the all-time favourite dinosaurs—a Triceratops 3D model.


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Pterosaur 3D cut-out model (primary and secondary)

Make a mini version of the Pterosaur which could range in size from a sparrow to the size of a light plane!


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Nautilus 3D cut-out model (primary and secondary)

Recreate this amazing sea creature using our ready to cut out and assemble 3D model of a nautilus.


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Shield volcano 3D cut-out model (upper primary and secondary)

Learn about shield volcanoes with this paper model ready to cut out and assemble into a 3D.


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Strato volcano 3D cut-out model (upper primary and secondary)

Learn about strato volcanoes with this paper model ready to cut out and assemble into a 3D.


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A to-scale Geological Timewalk (upper primary and secondary)

Create your own Geological Timewalk for three distances with these easy to following instructions.


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Landslide 3D cut-out model (upper primary and secondary)

Find out about landslides with this ready to cut out and assemble 3D model.


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Slump 3D cut-out model (upper primary and secondary)

Create a slump with this ready to cut out and assemble 3D model.


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Geocaching activity

Explore these spatial activity ideas and discover the fun family activity of geocaching.