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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



Guided Explorations

Guided Exploration: How Earth Formed



More Resources


OLogy: Earth

Hands-on activities and interactives for kids, including "Plates on the Move" and "Edible Earth."


OLogy: Climate Change

Hands-on activities and interactives for kids, including "What Is the Greenhouse Effect?" and "Make a Terrarium."


OLogy: Water

Hands-on activities and interactives for kids, including "Living on Ice" and "Be a Water Saver."


Earth Bulletins

Delivering the latest developments in Earth science through HD video and animation.


Weather and Climate Events

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.


Seminars on Science: Online Graduate Courses for Educators

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."