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This database is for educators who would like some inspiration for teaching across the geosciences. It has a wide range of resources spanning a variety of subjects that may be covered in the curriculum or in informal learning. Also included are ideas and lesson plans from teachers who have attended the GIFT workshops.

Anyone is free to search and upload a link to a resource they have found useful, or their own lesson plans under a creative commons licence.

While we check the content of the third party resources listed here, they are not peer-reviewed nor necessarily endorsed by the EGU.

If you are interested adding a educational resource to this list please use the Educational Resource Submission Form.


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  1. Octonauts

    Good news for ocean-lovers! Resources from The Octonauts to help you celebrate World Oceans Day 2016. These graphics and activities will help make your celebration more fun than ever. Also available on the site, ocean related activities from previous World Oceans Day celebrations. Some of the activites include: An Octonauts … Read more ]

  2. Planet Press: geoscientific news for children

    Planet Press ( is an educational project of the European Geosciences Union that aims to get children (mainly 7–13 year olds), as well as their parents and educators, interested in and engaged with up-to-date scientific research and news. Planet Press articles are short versions of EGU press releases written in … Read more ]

  3. Vivir en el Suelo

    El Consello da Cultura Galega editó, en gallego, el cómic Vivir no solo con el objetivo de divulgar entre los más jóvenes la importancia del suelo y la necesidad de protegerlo. Con motivo del AIS, se ha promovido la adaptación y re-edición de este cómic en castellano, gallego, inglés y … Read more ]

  4. Living in the Soil

    In order to raise awareness among young students about the importance of soil and the need to protect this important resource, the Galician Culture Council published the comic Living in the Soil. On the occasion of the International Year of Soils, the comic was translated into English and other languages. … Read more ]

  5. Weather experiments and Demonstrations

    A selection of demonstrations and hand on activities which demonstrate weather phenomenon and other tools to measure weather data, such as wind speed. Read more ]

  6. The Great Climate Poker

    The computer game “The Great Climate Poker” ( illustrates the global climate as dice game. It provides information about some of the most important factors influencing the climate, it demonstrates the difference between variability and trend, and shows the spatial impacts of climate factors. The tool can be used on … Read more ]

  7. 'Ask for Evidence' Lesson Plan

    This lesson gives students aged 13–16 an opportunity to explore if the claims that they see, read, and hear are true, using evidence as the gold standard to evaluate those claims. Through the lesson we encourage them to ask for evidence. The lesson will help teenagers develop their critical thinking … Read more ]

  8. Teacher's Guide to Earthquake Education

    This Teacher’s Guide to Earthquake Education is for teachers who work with students with little or no pre-existing knowledge of Earth sciences. The curriculum consists of pre- and post-assessment activities, six directed inquiry-based science activities describing physical processes related to earthquakes, five interactive activities on earthquake hazards and mitigation strategies, … Read more ]

  9. EUMETSAT Learning Zone

    EUMETSAT is the European operational satellite agency for monitoring weather, climate and the environment and the Learning Zone is their youth education website. Aimed at 12-18 year olds, the Learning Zone uses text, new video animations and satellite imagery to tell the story of how satellites are used to monitor … Read more ]

  10. Plate Tectonics

    An interactive teaching resource on plate tectonics aimed principally at students aged 14-16 and their teachers (Key Stage 4 in England and Wales). It includes animations, teacher resources, tests for students and a helpful glossary. Read more ]