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Useful classroom resources

As part of a national move to raise the profile of Earth Science Education in Scottish Schools a number of agencies are already developing resources for the classroom. While Geopark Shetland is working on creating resources specific to Shetland, the following resources contain useful guides and information:

Your Planet Earth has produced copyright free PowerPoint presentations on a number of important topics which can be customised to your needs.

These are available to download below:

Global Environmental Change


Natural Hazards

The Ice Ages

Oil and Gas

The Structure of the Earth and Plate Tectonics

Geological Time

Volcanic Eruptions

Getting Kids Excited About Science (It can be done!!)


Organisations working on Earth Science Education in the UK

The Association for Science Education (ASE)

British Geological Survey (BGS)

Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU)

Earth Science Teacher's Association (ESTA)

Scottish Earth Science Education Forum (SESEF)

Scottish Geodiversity Forum