Lesson Plans and Potential Resources


For resources, see our educational resource publications

button  Grade 4

Basic landforms and Earth history:

  • Earth processes (weathering and erosion)
  • Earth structures
  • Fossils and ancient environments
     

Educational Series Publications — ES 1, Rocks and Minerals of Pennsylvania; ES 2, Common Fossils of Pennsylvania; ES 4, The Geological Story of Pennsylvania

button  Grade 7

Describe earth features and processes:

  • Layers of the earth
  • Processes that formed Pennsylvania’s geologic structures and resources (e.g. erosion, mountain building)
  • Rock cycle
  • Environmental geology (landslides and earthquakes)
     

Educational Series Publications — ES 1, Rocks and Minerals of Pennsylvania; ES 9, Landslides in Pennsylvania; ES 10, Earthquakes Hazard in Pennsylvania; ES 11, Sinkholes in Pennsylvania; ES 2, Common Fossils of Pennsylvania; EG 2, Environmental Geology for Land Use Planning

button  Grade 10

Relate earth features and processes that change the earth:

  • Plate tectonics
  • Topographic map interpretation
  • Geologic map interpretation
  • Geologic time
     

Educational Series Publications — ES 1, Rocks and Minerals in Pennsylvania; ES 13, Reading and Using Maps; ES 4, The Geological Story of Pennsylvania; and others.

button  Grade 12

  • Analyze and evaluate earth features and processes
  • Evolution
  • Radioactive Decay
  • Formation and degradation of geological structures