Resources - Education

Lesson Plans

Share Your Teaching Ideas

Have you created a unique lesson plan for “Rocks, Minerals and Erosion” or “The Earth’s Crust” curriculum? Please share your ideas with us. We’ll credit you with your contribution if it goes on our Web site or in our newsletters.  E-mail your activity idea with your name, school address, phone number, and e-mail address to [email protected].

Fun Fact!

The world's second largest diamond was recently found in Botswana by Canadian mining company Lucara Diamond Corp. It measures 1,111 carats - which is about the size of a tennis ball!

Did you know?

Zinc is critical for child development. Of all the micronutrients, it has the strongest effect on our immune system.

Source: International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM)

Lesson Plan Web Sites

  • Ontario Geoscience Resource Network

    Ontario field trip destinations, geological lesson plans and activities, key concepts and terms, and links to Earth science Web sites for Grades 1 through 12.

  • - Teaching Earth Science

    Lesson plans, activities, projects, educational links, and more.

  • The Science Spot

    Links to Earth science lesson plans.

  • USGS - Resources for Teachers

    U.S. Geological Survey offers lesson plans and activities for Kindergarten to College in the classroom and at home.

  • MineralsEd - Teacher Resources

    Information about mining in British Columbia.

  • EdGEO

    Classroom-ready activities used in EdGEO workshops all over Canada.

  • Scientists in School

    Scientists in School half-day workshops, where students become scientists in their classroom.

  • Minerals Education Coalition (MEC)

    Lessons and activities from the Mineral Education Coalition.

  • Earth Learning Idea

    The Earthlearningidea team seeks to produce a teaching idea regularly, at minimal cost,with minimal resources, for teacher educators and teachers of Earth science through school-level geography or science,with an online discussion around every idea in order to develop a global support network.
  • Generation Genius

    Generation Genius is a science teaching resource produced in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association. It brings school science standards to life through fun and educational videos paired with lesson plans, activities, quizzes, reading material, vocabulary, discussion questions and more.