Earth Science

A collection of fun programming projects about topics in geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy.

Grades 3 - 5
  • Web
  • iPad
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Description

Once your students have completed at least five lessons of Programming 101 or equivalent coding experience, you can assign these NGSS-aligned projects to complement your teaching on topics in geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy. For example, if you’re teaching a lesson on planets, you can assign the Solar System project. Your students will use coding to animate the movement of the Solar System and do their own outside research to provide additional information about each planet.

With this collection of earth science projects, you can easily integrate coding and project-based learning into your curriculum. Each STEM lesson walks students through how to make a project about something they’re learning in school with step-by-step instructions. At each step, it encourages them to make their project unique and interesting, emphasizing that coding is a creative medium much like writing or drawing.

We’re constantly updating our STEM courses with new projects, so if there’s something you’d like us to add, send us a message at support@tynker.com.

What Students Learn

  • Use programming for science projects
  • Build a slide show on a topic
  • Build a quiz game
  • Make an interactive charts and models
  • Use animation to illustrate
  • Narrate using your own voice
  • Use the physics engine to model
  • Troubleshoot and debug programs

Technical Requirements

* Online courses and lesson plans require an iPad, desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet connection and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Internet Explorer (10+) browser. No downloads required.
STEM
Beginner Course
Prerequisites
No previous coding experience required.
Recommended for All ages.
Course includes
  • 20 lessons
  • 20 activities
  • Enhanced Creativity Tools
  • Automatic Assessment
  • Tutorials and Reviews
  • Coding Puzzles
  • DIY Projects
  • Quizzes
1. Solar System
4 activities
Create a project that shows the planets in our solar system.
2. Space Traveler
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the Solar System.
3. Water Cycle
4 activities
Create a project that explains the water cycle.
4. Litter Bug!
4 activities
Create a project that teaches recycling.
5. Types of Clouds
4 activities
Create a project that explains the types of clouds.
6. Rock Properties
4 activities
Create a project that explains the properties of rocks.
7. Biomes
4 activities
Create a project that describes biomes.
8. Seasons
4 activities
Create a project that describes the seasons.
9. Tides
4 activities
Create a project that describes how tides form.
10. How Fossils are Made
4 activities
Create a project that describes how fossils are made.
11. Natural Disasters
4 activities
Create a project that shows natural disasters.
12. Pangea
4 activities
Create a project that shows how Pangea broke up to form the continents.
13. Continents
4 activities
Create an interactive project that states facts about each continent.
14. Earth's Weather
4 activities
Create a project that teaches how to prepare for different types of weather.
15. Earth's 4 Spheres
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates how Earth's 4 spheres interact with one another.
16. Earth's Rotation
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates Earth's rotation on its axis and revolution around the sun.
17. Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy
4 activities
Create a project that explains renewable and nonrenewable energy resources.
18. Water Erosion
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates water erosion on a cliff.
19. Fresh Water Quest
4 activities
Create an interactive game to find the sources of fresh water.
20. What Happens In Recycling Centers?
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates what happens to items when they are recycled.