Earth Science

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

Grades 6 - 8
  • 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 the structure of the Earth, you can assign the Earth’s Composition project. Your students will use coding and outside research to create an interactive diagram about the layers of the Earth.

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
Intermediate Course
Prerequisites
No previous coding experience required.
Recommended for All ages.
Course includes
  • 19 lessons
  • 22 activities
  • Enhanced Creativity Tools
  • Automatic Assessment
  • Tutorials and Reviews
  • Coding Puzzles
  • DIY Projects
  • Quizzes
1. Phases of the Moon
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the phases of the moon.
2. Earth's Composition
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the earth's composition.
3. Rock Cycle
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the rock cycle.
4. Layers of the Ocean
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the layers of the ocean.
5. Earth's Atmosphere
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the earth's atmosphere.
6. Spring Tides
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the spring tides.
7. Build an Ecosystem
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the an ecosystem.
8. Weather
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the weather.
9. Greenhouse Effect
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the greenhouse effect.
10. Carbon Cycle
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the carbon cycle.
11. Zodiac Stars
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the zodiac stars.
12. Gravity on the Moon
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the gravity on the moon.
13. Ocean Currents
4 activities
Create a project to learn about ocean currents.
14. Hurricanes
4 activities
Animation on the formation of a hurricane.
15. Earthquakes and Tsunamis
4 activities
Brief animation that illustrates the formation of tsunamis.
16. Volcanoes
4 activities
Animation that shows how volcanoes form.
17. Land and Sea Breeze
4 activities
Create an interactive slideshow to learn about the workings of Land and Sea breezes.
18. Earth's Land and Water
4 activities
Create an interactive slideshow to learn about the major landmasses and bodies of water in the world.
19. Eclipses
4 activities
Create an interactive project to learn about Solar and Lunar Eclipses.