This hall uses specimens, models, videos, and interactives to investigate the history and composition of Earth and the ongoing processes that shape it.
Educators Guide and Materials
Hands-on activities and interactives for kids, including "Plates on the Move" and "Edible Earth."
Hands-on activities and interactives for kids, including "What Is the Greenhouse Effect?" and "Make a Terrarium."
Hands-on activities and interactives for kids, including "Living on Ice" and "Be a Water Saver."
Delivering the latest developments in Earth science through HD video and animation.
At first glance, Earth's atmosphere seems like a chaotic swirl of clouds and currents. But patterns do emerge. Explore recent weather and climate events in satellite data from NOAA.
Connect to educators, researchers, and collections at the Museum without ever leaving home. Six-week courses include "Earth: Inside and Out," "The Ocean System," and "Climate Change."
More About This Resource...
The Museum's Hall of Planet Earth uses specimens, videos, models, and interactive to investigate the history and composition of Earth and the ongoing processes that shape it. This comprehensive guide will help you explore the hall with your students. It includes:
- detailed background information to help you prepare for your museum fieldtrip, including an overview of the hall's five themes and a glossary of terms;
- several pre-, during-, and post-visit activities to do with your students;
- essential questions to help connect the hall's themes to your curriculum;
- an exhibit map that makes it easy to find the five theme areas and use the essential questions; and
- a listing of online resources for further exploration.
SubtopicHistory of Earth and Planetary Sciences