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Online Self-Paced Earth Science Lessons

Online Self-Paced Lessons from HelpTeaching.com

Use these self-paced Earth Science lessons to help students develop an understanding of Earth's processes and the interconnected relationship between human activity and our Earth's systems.

Our lessons for middle/high school students are meant for self-directed online learning. Many of our lessons contain a short introduction, followed by an embedded video created by Help Teaching team or obtained with permission from sources, such as Khan Academy, Educator.com, and Bozeman Science and links to other free online resources to help students understand the topic. Lessons without a video source noted are text and image-based, similar to what students would find in a textbook. All lessons also include practice questions to use for pre-assessment and practice, as well as links to longer, more formal tests and worksheets to assess what students have learned.

Assigning lessons is simple and doesn't require students to have accounts. Help Teaching subscribers can assign lessons to students by selecting the "Assign Lesson" icon and monitor student progress in our online testing platform, Test Room.

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Lesson Name Grade Time
help teaching I Can't Live Here! - A Science Story Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching Rain, Rain, Go Away - A Science Story Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching Earth Event Timescales Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Ocean Vocabulary Words Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Severe Weather Vocabulary Words Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Weather Vocabulary Words Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Introduction to Biogeology Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Earth's Water Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching Natural Resources Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching What is a Natural Hazard? Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching Branches of Earth Science Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Earth's Four Spheres Grade 6 15-30 min assign
Fossils Grade 6 30-60 min assign
help teaching Lakes Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Rock Cycle Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Water Cycle Grade 6 15-30 min assign
Types of Faults Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Weather and Climate Grade 6 15-30 min assign
What is Soil? Grade 6 15-30 min assign
khan academy Earth's Layers Grade 7 15-30 min assign
Groundwater Grade 7 15-30 min assign
Hurricanes Grade 7 15-30 min assign
help teaching River Systems Grade 7 15-30 min assign
help teaching Rock Types Grade 7 15-30 min assign
help teaching Soil Horizons Grade 7 15-30 min assign
Tides Grade 7 30-60 min assign
help teaching Topographic Maps Grade 7 15-30 min assign
Tornadoes Grade 7 15-30 min assign
Tsunamis Grade 7 15-30 min assign
help teaching Weather Fronts Grade 7 15-30 min assign
What is a Mineral? Grade 7 15-30 min assign
help teaching Erosion Grade 8 30-60 min assign
help teaching Layers of the Atmosphere Grade 8 30-60 min assign
Mineral Properties Grade 8 15-30 min assign
Ocean Zones Grade 8 15-30 min assign
The Geologic Time Scale Grade 8 30-60 min assign
The Ring of Fire Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching Types of Volcanoes Grade 8 15-30 min assign
Weather Maps Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching Weathering Grade 8 15-30 min assign
khan academy Global Climate Change Grade 9 15-30 min assign
help teaching Igneous Rock Identification Grade 9 15-30 min assign
Introduction to Plate Tectonics Grade 9 30-60 min assign
help teaching Metamorphic Rock Identification Grade 9 15-30 min assign
help teaching Mineral Hardness and Mohs Scale Grade 9 15-30 min assign
Relative Dating Grade 9 30-60 min assign
help teaching Sedimentary Rock Identification Grade 9 15-30 min assign