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Supporting Materials

Latest resources from the Geological Society:


New factsheet on fossils

What are fossils? How do they form and what can they tell us about the ancient creatures that once lived on Earth? Find out more in our latest factsheet for primary school students.

Water resources for primary school students

Download our resources developed to support the BBC 'Terrific Scientific' initiative.

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans

Classroom activities from primary school to A level.

Resources from other organisations:

Earth Learning Idea

Publishing free Earth-related teaching ideas every two weeks, has practical resources for teachers and teacher-trainers all over the world.

Each activity is designed to create pupil participation for maximum learning and is deliberately aimed at classrooms with few resources.

A summary of external resources for teaching and learning the National Curriculum can be found at:

classroom-sieving.jpgRelevant publications include:

  • 'Teaching Earth Sciences' - the magazine of ESTA; issued 4 times a year
  • 'PSR' or Primary Science Review - the primary science journal of the ASE; issued 5 times a year
  • 'Science in school' - published by the EIROforum; issued 4 times a year

AGI Resources

Free resources from the American Geosciences Institute

Explore the geoscience behind critical issues facing society, from energy, hazards & climate to water & mineral resources. 

Start with the basics, explore case studies and search the research database for relevant reports & fact sheets. 


An energy literate person knows how much energy they use and where it comes from, can make informed decisions and assess the credibility of information about energy. 

Explore classroom resources & videos, offering an interdisciplinary approach to teaching & learning about global energy flows and systems.