The Changing Earth

Rocks, fossils, and landforms provide clues about the geologic history of our region over the past 600 million years. Through meaningful observations and guided discussions, students will use evidence from geologic materials, maps, and models to discover how oceans, volcanoes, plate tectonics, weathering, erosion, and mountain building have all shaped New England’s landscape.

Times: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm
Number of Students: 50 maximum
Length: One hour
Fee: $10.00 per student ($250 minimum per program) includes museum admission. One chaperone per five students free; $10.00 per additional adult chaperone.

Strongly supports standard: 3-LS4-1, 4-ESS1-1, 4-ESS2-1

Also supports standard: 4-ESS2-2

Please note: One chaperone per five students is required for grades K–8.

See also: Grades 3-5

Related Museum Resources

Gallery Games

Grades 1-6

How many things can you notice? Try out your looking and memory skills.  These activities will help your group look at objects in the museum more closely and have fun with the exhibits. Work in small groups with an adult facilitating. 

Geologic Hints for Teachers

Grades 3-8

Use these suggestions to get the most out of the timeline.

Geologic Time Scale

Grades 3-8
This time scale can be printed at various sizes for use while exploring museum exhibits or display in the classroom.

Mineral Hall Activities Hint for Teachers

Grades 2-5

Use these hints to make the most out of the Mineral Hall Activities, both in the museum and in your classroom.