Workshop Resources

Over the years GeoBus has tried and tested a range of activities to demonstrate different Earth Science topics. Under each topic below is a selection of quick activities that can be incorporated in to lessons to provide a hands on learning experience, along with more in-depth lesson plans which are based on the GeoBus workshops delivered over the years. We are currently in the process of making all of these materials available so if there is nothing related to the topic you are looking for then please check back later, or get in touch with us.

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Earth Forces - Quick Activities

Popping Canisters Download

Earth Forces - Lesson Plans

Earthquakes - workshop notes.pdf Download
Earthquakes - presentation.pptm Download
Earthquakes - booklet.pdf Download
Earthquake - booklet answers.pdf Download
Monitoring Volcanoes - workshop notes.pdf Download
Monitoring Volcanoes - presentation.pptm Download
Monitoring Volcanoes - booklet.pdf Download
Monitoring Volcanoes - worksheet.pdf Download
Monitoring Volcanoes - booklet answers.pdf Download
Plate Tectonics - workshop notes.pdf Download
Plate Tectonics - presentation.pptm Download
Plate Tectonics - Earthquake worksheet.pdf Download

Exploration and Resources - Quick Activities

Cookie Mining - worksheet Download
Cookie Mining Download

Chocolate Coring Download

In partnership with the SoS RARE research project, GeoBus has developed two quick card games that introduce the importance of different elements in today’s technology and allow pupils to investigate the different aspects of mining – check them out here.

Exploration and Resources - Lesson Plans

Coring Through Time - workshop notes.pdf Download
Coring Through Time - presentation.pptx Download
For further activities which look at how we use Earth Science to explore other planets, check out our Mission To Mars! resource page.



Carbonate landscapes

What's the source? - materials & instructions Download
CO₂ in karst landscapes - workshop slides Download
Isotopes of carbon - instructions Download
Sugar cube karst - instructions Download

These materials were created in conjunction with researchers at the University of Glasgow and others involved in a NERC-funded research programme to understand how quickly the ancient carbon in the limestone is returned back to the atmosphere. For more detail on the project, please contact Professor Susan Waldron.

Climate and Glaciation - Quick Activities

Glacial Striations Download

Climate and Glaciation - Lesson Plans

Climate Change - workshop notes.pdf Download
Climate Change - presentation.pptx Download

For additional activities you can visit our Climate Science resource page which was developed in conjunction with Dr James Rae or if you are interested in the effects of a warming planet on our glaciers we have a number of resources developed with Prof. Doug Benn – The Power Of Ice.  

Geology Of Scotland - Quick Activities

Mountain Building Download

Geology of Scotland - Lesson Plans

Scotland's Climate - workshop notes.pdf Download
Scotland's Climate - presentation.pptx Download
Scotland's Climate - booklet.pdf Download
Scotland's Climate - booklet answers.pdf Download

Above is a selection of GeoBus “Geology In a Minute” videos which focus on various topics in Earth Science and some of the current research within St Andrews.  Visit our YouTube channel for a full list of videos available.