Interesting and fun geology education websites

subduction zone mARCH 2012British Geological Survey



Prehistoric Life – Walk with the dinosaurs and beasts recreated in some of the BBC’s best-loved series, unearth the world’s ancient secrets in some long-unseen gems from the archive and uncover the dramatic story of life on Earth.

Rock landscapes and processes – BBC Bitsize series including geological time; classification of rocks; processes; rock types of the British Isles; Quarrying

timeline_spiralGeology Animations, Interactive Exercises, and now… Songs! – Univeristy of Kentucky department of Earth and Environmental Studies

Rock Watch–  The Geologists Associations nationwide club for young geologists and their families.

Ask a Geologist –Ever wondered why so many of the southern continents point south?… Dug up something odd in the garden?… Ever thought that acid rain might be speeding up erosion?… What is the oldest thing in the world?… If  questions like this keep buzzing around in your head, “Ask a Geologist” could be just the service for you.  Provided by the Geological Society.

Geology for Kids – An in-depth online geology textbook written for kids. Learn about the world beneath you.

One Geology -Kids – Loads of fun facts and an introduction to geology for kids

Your Planet Earth – a growing library of talks on earth sciences and evolutionary topics that may be of interest to earth sciences and education professionals as a basis for engagement and outreach shows in schools

rock_cyclePlanet Earth – Innovative earth related teaching resources

Teaching Resources in Structural Geology – web-based teaching resources in structural geology from the School of Earth Sciences of the University of Leeds

Oxford University Museum of Natural History Learning Zone -Designed for kids and there are lots of fun things to do and learn here.

The PaleoMap projectThe goal of the PALEOMAP Project is to illustrate the plate tectonic development of the ocean basins and continents, as well as the changing distribution of land and sea during the past 1100 million years.

Earth surface environments and processes – geosciences education and research about the Earth surface and its geological history, by Dr Steve Kershaw, Lecturer & Researcher in Environmental Geosciences

Earth Science World Image Bank – The Earth Science World Image Bank has photographs of all aspects of Earth Science available to the public, educators, and the geoscience community

The Golden Age of Geology – The HMS Challanger library