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History of Planet Earth


Earth Materials:

Watch a StudyJam or 3 to learn more about Igneous Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks, or Metamorphic Rocks.  (Once at the StudyJam site, type in rocks to learn more.  You can even watch StudyJams about volcanoes and earthquakes.)


Click here for a Rock Cycle Diagram.


Curious about fossils?  Read all about them at What Are Fossils by KidsDinos.  Watch a short video about how fossils are formed.


Learn about plate boundaries using plate tectonic maps here.  Did you know that most earthquakes and volcanoes occur in bands that are often along the boundaries between continents and oceans?


Volcano Explorer by Discovery Kids-this site allows you to build a virtual volcano and watch it erupt!


Learn more about Forces of Nature that are rapid Earth changers (tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and volcanoes).


Ricky the Rock raps about igneous to sedimentary to metamorphic changes!


Want to review the Powerpoint slideshow we use in class?  Click here and choose a PDF format under Presentations.