The Earth: Games


Desktop games are a great way to stimulate interest and motivate kids. Here you will find links to an assortment of interactive games and activities from the Internet for use in your classroom. They cover this topic and can be used in a computer lab, on an interactive whiteboard, or on individual computer systems. There are a variety of skill levels in these activities.

Flash, Java, Shockwave, QuickTime or other interactive plug-ins may be required. Each individual site will advise you as to the needs, as necessary.

Earth's Magnetic Field

This interactive animation lets you explore the magnetic field surrounding Earth.

Compass Rose

Missions to Planet Earth


An online card game from NASA. 5 different NASA satellite missions aim to make Earth a safe and healthy place to live.

Planet Earth Jeopardy

Play this Powerpoint-based game as a class or against your friends. Click on the number amounts to get the "Answers" in each category. Download it here.

Earth jigsaw puzzle.

Lolly vs. the Energy Monkeys

Monkey with a computer

Earthling Lolly learns to conserve energy in order to keep the alien Energy Monkeys at bay. Play here.

The Water Family

Water Faucet

Help a family cut down on water usage in their home and garden.

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