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149 Websites for K-8 Geography/Geology

Posted by on March 28, 2014

geographyIf you’re studying geography in your classroom, you won’t want to miss these 149 great websites. I have them divided as:

  • General
  • Biomes
  • California regions (only because that’s where my teaching centers)
  • Global
  • Natural Disasters
  • Survival in the…
    • Jungle
    • Desert
    • Mountains
    • Prairie
    • Ocean
    • General survival websites
  • Virtual tours (some great sites here)


  1. 2-minute geology
  2. BatchGeo—map locations
  3. Breathing earth–the environment
  4. Continents explained (with humor)
  5. Dig hole through the earth with Google Earth
  6. Digipuzzles
  7. Dynamic Earth–interactive
  8. Earth science animations
  9. Earth Science Digital Library
  10. Forest—Walk Through a Forest
  11. Geography for Kids
  12. Geography game
  13. Geography game—geospy
  14. Geography Games
  15. Geography Games II
  16. Geography games–from World Geography Games
  17. Geography games—Nat’l Geographic
  18. Geography Pop-ups
  19. Geography quiz—Seterra
  20. Geography—find letters around the world
  21. Geography—geonet game
  22. Geogreeting—find letters around the world
  23. Geoguesser–guess where in the world you are based on Street View clues
  24. Geologic history
  25. Geologic movies–great and fun
  26. Geology
  27. GeoSpy Game
  28. Google Earth—free download site
  29. Google Map Maker
  30. Google Maps Gallery–maps of history, reality, more
  31. Habitats for animals
  32. Learn the states
  33. Maps you’ll never see anywhere else
  34. Maps—fun game from NG
  35. Maps—Make them
  36. Maps—more games from NG
  37. Ology Sites
  38. Rainforest collection
  39. Rainforest Websites Videos
  40. Rainforest—3 games
  41. Rainforest—great but a bit of reading
  42. Rainforest—Jungle Journey
  43. Scribble Maps—edit maps
  44. States games
  45. USA Puzzle
  46. Virtual tours
  47. Volcano Adventure


  1. Adventure Island
  2. Antarctice Environ—find the animals
  3. Biomes of the World
  4. Breathing earth–the environment
  5. Build a habitat
  6. Build a Prairie
  7. Extreme Organisms on Earth
  8. Forest Life
  9. Forests
  10. Habitat Game
  11. Habitats—create one
  12. Landform Detectives—cool game
  13. Life—the Game–colorful
  14. Observe Different Climate Zones
  15. Ocean Explorations—life
  16. Ocean Currents—video from NASA
  17. Ocean Safari
  18. Ocean Tracks
  19. Ocean Videos
  20. Ocean Waves–video
  21. World’s Biomes
  22. Virtual tours

CA Regions

  1. CA Landscape
  2. CA’s Regions
  3. Images of CA Regions

Globe (lat and long)

  1. Earth alerts
  2. Explore the Colorado River
  3. Find your Longitude
  4. Geography Games
  5. Geography Games II
  6. Geography Pop-ups
  7. GeoSpy Game
  8. Glen Canyon Dam
  9. Latitude-Longitude Map Game
  10. Latitude-Longitude Quiz
  11. Learn the states
  12. Map activity
  13. Map Labeling Activity
  14. Place the state on a map
  15. Rivers
  16. Rivers Seen from Space
  17. USA Puzzle
  18. World Geography
  19. Zambezi River

Natural Disasters

  1. Avalanches
  2. Earthquake simulations
  3. Earthquakes
  4. Earthquakes for Kids
  5. Earthquakes–USGS
  6. Flood—
  7. Hurricanes
  8. Natural disaster videos
  9. Natural disasters—National Geographic
  10. Natural disasters–resources
  11. Perfect Story
  12. Savage Earth
  13. Storm Chasing
  14. Tornadoes
  15. Tornadoes II
  16. Tsunamis
  17. Volcano Adventure
  18. Volcano Underwater
  19. Volcano videos
  20. Volcanoes


In the Jungle

  1. Jungle survival
  2. Orangutan Island game
  3. Life and death in the jungle
  4. Jungle
  5. Survive a rainforest

In the Desert

  1. Desert survival
  2. Deserts
  3. Moab Desert
  4. Canyon obstacle

In the Mountains

  1. Survive a snowstorm
  2. Everest and beyond
  3. The Andes
  4. An avalanche
  5. How to find water
  6. How to avoid hypothermia

In the Prairies

  1. Savanna predators
  2. How to find dinner
  3. How to send a smoke signal

In the Ocean

  1. Life and Death
  2. Survive a shipwreck

In the Rivers

  1. Raging Rapids


  1. Build a Tornado
  2. Build a Volcano
  3. Fear—Man vs. Wild
  4. How to survive anything
  5. How to survive—lots of them
  6. Man vs. Wild—the game
  7. Survive in the woods

Virtual Tours

  1. 360 Panorama of the world
  2. A Collection of Virtual Field Trips
  3. Google World of Wonders
  4. Pompeii—via Google Earth
  5. Sistine Chapel
  6. Virtual tour—White House on GE
  7. Virtual tours
  8. Virtual tour of America—via BiplaneVirtual Field Trips
  9. Virtual tour (with pictures) of a zoo
  10. Virtual tour–undersea

Image credit: Paulo Ordoveza

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, a columnist for, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.

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