8 Awesome Earth Science Apps, Websites and Games

The best Earth science lessons help kids build a greater understanding of the world around them. The subject gives students opportunities for inquiry into the complex workings of our planet and the natural phenomena that affect us on a daily basis. Students gain insight into the issues we face as a community, including natural disasters, climate change, fuel scarcity, and environmental pollution. Encompassing a wide range of terrestrial topics that include geology, meteorology, astronomy, and oceanography, this list of digital tools will support your Earth science lessons.

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Mystery Science

Big questions, kids' curiosity drive thoughtful science curriculum.


Stop Disasters!

Slick sim explores global natural disasters.

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Visually super NASA-backed treasure trove may overwhelm.

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Big History Project

Fascinating look at life's bigger questions offers a fresh perspective.

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MarcoPolo Weather

Adorable sandbox tool lets kids safely explore, experiment, observe.



Realistic, appealing simulations deliver superb science content.

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Google Earth

Cool geographical exploration tool has endless classroom applications.

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Earth Primer

Earth comes alive with interactive textbook; some content lacks depth.


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Common Sense Education helps educators find the best edtech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Go to Common Sense Education for free resources including full reviews of digital tools, ready-made lesson plans, videos, webinars, and more.