Earth Science covers all facets of how the earth works, from from volcanoes to the world's oceans.
Topics to Explore:
Red Tide Menaces Florida Coast
What's Behind the Gemstones 'Raining' From the Kilauea Volcano
5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice
Anthropologists Discover Mummified, Green Baby Hand
Roman Ruins Discovered Underwater in Tunisia
Matrilineal Dynasty Unearthed in Ancient Pueblo Community
Geology is the study of the composition and physical properties of rocks, minerals, gems and other related earth materials, including diamonds and crystals. Scientists gain an understanding of the Earth's history by studying its composition.
Earthquakes on the Mississippi: The New Madrid Seismic Zone
Rising Rock: Earth's Crust Has Its Own Tides, Too
Geophysics is the study of the forces that shape the Earth from a global perspective. Learn about gravity, plate tectonics and other topics.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Spring Equinox
5 Reasons Why the Great Lakes Are So Great
Oceanography is the study of the oceans as ecological systems. In this section, learn about topics like currents, deep-sea research or how rogue waves work.
Who Was Alexander von Humboldt and What Is the Humboldt Current?
Why Are Whales So Big?
Why Do We Scratch Our Heads When We're Thinking?
Bees Are Smart But Don't Try Training Them at Home
How Salmonella Can Wind Up in Your Breakfast Cereal