STEM & STEAM
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.
Big questions, kids' curiosity drive thoughtful science curriculum.
Slick sim explores global natural disasters.
Visually super NASA-backed treasure trove may overwhelm.
Big History Project
Fascinating look at life's bigger questions offers a fresh perspective.
Adorable sandbox tool lets kids safely explore, experiment, observe.
Realistic, appealing simulations deliver superb science content.
Cool geographical exploration tool has endless classroom applications.
Earth comes alive with interactive textbook; some content lacks depth.
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