External Links

Interested in additional Earth science information and activities to supplement your trip to the Clarence R. Smith Mineral Museum?

Below you will find links to external websites containing educational content for various Earth science topics.

Please note that the Clarence R. Smith Mineral Museum is not affiliated with and does not endorse these online resources.

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  • Mineral Databases
    • Mindat.org – “is the world’s largest open database of minerals, rocks, meteorites and the localities they come from”. 
    • Minerals.net – has photo galleries, Q&A, and other information. 
    • Webmineral.com is a mineral database with an element composition search box.
  • The Science Spot has many Earth Science Lesson plans available on their website
  • Geology.com provides news, information, maps, teaching resources, and more on their website.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency has lesson plans and teacher guides available here for the following subjects:  air, climate change, ecosystems, energy, health, waste, and water.  
  • Search by grade level, subject, or common core standard to browse educational resources provided by the National Park Service here or peruse a list of available virtual field trips here
  • The USGS has an Ask-A-Geologist program with information here.
  • EARTH Magazine features news stories about various Earth science topics on their website.
  • From the Mountains to the Ocean lesson plan combining Google Earth and ocean cores.
  • Free Models to print and color for various items including: Earthquake, ocean crust, jetty, & more
  • Simple Rock and Mineral Scratch test for small kids at home
  • Evaporation from a String make your own stalagmites and stalactites