Geology Worksheets and Projects
Geology is a rock solid subject. Nine objectives will give your students an introduction to this branch of Earth Science.
Rocks and Minerals
MatchCard #1: Compare rocks and minerals.
: Practice cleaving rocks and minerals. Grow your own minerals.
Read More:Rocks and Minerals For Kids
Layers of the Earth
MatchCard #2: Describe the location and consistency of the earth's layers.
Make a model of the Earth's core.
Read More: The 3 Layers of the Earth
Effect of Weathering
MatchCard #3: Explain the effect of weathering on the earth's surface.
: Make a river bed in a bottle, explore shorelines of local creeks, watch your sugar cube formation get attacked by the wind, compare types of soil and wind erosion, see if ice or glass is stronger than the other, check out what acid rain will do to steel, go on a cemetery field trip.
Geology Science Fair Project
: What will provide better shield from wind weathering: bushes, trees, or fences. Find out with your own experiment.
Read More: Our land also weathers the weather.
The Rock Cycle
MatchCard #4: Identify the three main groups of rocks and tell how they are formed.
: Collect and classify rocks. Morph crayons into imitation rocks.
Read More: Rocks get Recycled Too
MatchCard #5: Apply Mohs' test to identify the hardness of minerals.
: Practice testing rocks with Mohs Test.
Read More:Mohs Test for Mineral Hardness
More Tests for Mineral Identification
MatchCard #6: Describe other tests for analyzing minerals.
: Use other tests for mineral identification.
Read More:Colors and Streaks: Other Mineral Id Tests.
Types of Mountains
MatchCard #7: Explain the formation of different types of mountains.
Imitate the formation of mountains and mountain ranges with paper mache.
Read More: Five Types of Mountains.
MatchCard #8: Identify the parts of a volcano.
Erupt a volcano. Examine volcanic rocks. Use pumice as a cleaning agent.
Read More: Volcanos Erupt.
MatchCard #9: Evaluate the impact of waves in an earthquake.
Use a slinky and a rubber ducky to investigate types of earthquake waves. Construct a city out of blocks and watch an earthquake hit. Look at a globe to see how the quake impacts different areas of the world.
Read More: 3 Types of Earthquake Waves.
is a hands-on homeschool science curriculum with MatchCards for each objective covering 12 different units.