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Planet Press: geoscientific news for children

Associated divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Biogeosciences (BG)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Cryospheric Sciences (CR)
Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI)
Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics (EMRP)
Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE)
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)
Geodesy (G)
Geodynamics (GD)
Geomorphology (GM)
Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems (GI)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)
Natural Hazards (NH)
Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences (NP)
Ocean Sciences (OS)
Planetary and Solar System Sciences (PS)
Seismology (SM)
Soil System Sciences (SSS)
Solar-Terrestrial Sciences (ST)
Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology (SSP)
Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS)

Age groups
5-11
11-15

Material needed
Each Planet Press (as well as each translation) are available as a print-friendly PDF for ease of use in the classroom or at home.

Type of activities
Classroom
Home


Description

Planet Press (http://www.egu.eu/education/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 child-friendly language. Because EGU press releases cover research published in the various EGU scientific journals, Planet Press focuses on topics as varied as air pollution, glaciers, climate change, earthquakes, ocean sciences, droughts and floods, or space sciences. The texts are reviewed by both scientists and educators to make sure they are accurate and clear to their target audience. By sharing new and exciting geoscientific research with young kids, we hope to inspire them to develop an interest in the Earth, planetary and space sciences.

All texts are available in English with some translated into other European languages.