Links to other educational earth science resources and to resources for schools at other NERC research centres.
Earth Learning Idea publishes free Earth-related teaching ideas that are designed as practical resources for teachers and teacher-trainers all over the world. Each activity is designed to create pupil participation for maximum learning. All activities are free to download and most require minimal equipment.
The BGS supports the Earth Science Education Forum for England and Wales. The aim of the Forum is to promote Earth science in education and to bring together all relevant organisations in pursuit of this aim.
Other resources for teachers are available from the ESTA web site. The BGS and ESTA have agreed to share their expertise and work together to encourage and support the teaching of earth sciences and have signed a Memorandum of Understanding .
Earth Science Lessons for the primary curriculum is a resource that complements the Northern Ireland Curriculum and provides information and ideas to bring Earth Science to the classroom in practical and relevant ways for pupils in Key Stage 2.
The Geological Society education pages have material relevant to school teachers and students; through higher education and employment options; to lifelong learning and CPD.
The International Geoscience Education Organisation (IGEO) aims to promote geoscience education internationally at all levels, to work for enhancement of the quality of geoscience education internationally and to encourage developments raising public awareness of geoscience, particularly amongst younger people.
Rockwatch is the nationwide club for young geologists. Rockwatch organise geological events, excursions and competitions. The BGS has a memorandum of understanding with Rockwatch. Organisers from Rockwatch attend many of our events for children and we are pleased to return the favour whenever we can.
STEMNET stimulates the interests of young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The BGS has around 30 STEMNET ambassadors, who to work with schools to promote STEM subjects.
Sub-Surf Rocks! A resource for teaching structural and economic geology for students studying Geology A2 and undergraduate geologists.
The BGS runs the Secretariat of the UK Groundwater Forum. The aim of the Forum is to raise the awareness of groundwater in the UK. Its website provides basic and in-depth groundwater information, topical news articles, educational resources and careers advice.
Virtual Quarry includes a host of resources designed to help you incorporate quarrying themes into key stages 1 to 4 of the national curriculum for science, geography and citizenship. A comprehensive set of supporting resources is available, including an image library and guidance on organising school visits to quarries.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about BGS earth science education information.