Earth and Water

Topics include:

  • General resources
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Volcanoes and Earthquakes
  • Water


Inside the Earth – Diagram and information about the inside of the Earth.

Earth Rangers – Eco-missions, videos, information and more!

EPA Climate Change Kids Site – Learn about climates, climate change, the greenhouse effect and how we can help!

How Wolves Change Rivers – The ecological effects of reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone National Park, including changing the rivers.

Kids Do Ecology – Learn about biomes, marine mammals, and how to protect our environment.

Kids Recycle – Learn more about recycling and ways you can reduce the amount you throw away.

Planetpals – Things about the Earth and how we can preserve it.

Think Green – Includes standards-based lesson plans, compelling videos, interactives, and Think Green® resources to engage students and extend the learning to the home.

U.S. Geological Survey – Links to scientific information regarding geology, mapping, and water. 

Virtual Caves – Information about various types of caves, including pictures, what’s in them, and how it got there!

Plate Tectonics:

Demonstrating Plate Tectonics with a Box – Shows how plate tectonics works.

Farallon Plate – Movement of the Farallon Plate over time.

Historical perspective – A historical perspective of plate tectonics.

Moving Slabs – Shows the individual tectonic plates.

Volcanoes and Earthquakes:

Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) – Public information and warning of volcanic action, pictures, information and descriptions of latest eruptions, and more.

Dynamic Earth – Volcano and earthquake lessons using Internet resources.

Mount St. Helens VolcanoCam – Shows current conditions at Mt. St. Helens.

National Earthquake Information Center – Earthquake information and seismograph links.

Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network – Information on earthquakes for Washington and Oregon states.

Recent US Earthquake Activity – Information about recent U.S. earthquake activity.

Volcanoes Modules – Questions for students to answer about volcanoes, based on information found on this site.

Washington State Volcanoes and Volcanics – Includes all the major Cascade Range volcanoes, plus more, including the volcanoes of Lewis and Clark and sightings of three Washington State Volcanoes.


U.S. Geological Survey – Links to scientific information regarding geology, mapping, and water.

USGS Washington Water Science Center – Information on Washington’s rivers and streams. 

Virtual Archaeology Museum – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management takes students on a deep-sea adventure. Using 3-D modeling, students can explore five featured shipwrecks. Each shipwreck tells a story of our shared history and provides a mystery to uncover.

Water Cycle – This site about the water cycle has diagrams in 57 different languages.

Watershed Game – A game that lets you make choices in managing your watershed and see the impacts.