Geology Experiment


With more than 23 online geology lab lessons to choose from, you can be confident you're delivering geology labs online that are just as rigorous and high-quality as your on-campus labs. Our labs are based on extensive academic research, developed by scientists, peer-reviewed, and customizable to suit your needs.

Hands-on Geology Labs

With our broad range of innovative hands-on labs, your students will investigate a wide range of topics, including rock formation, weathering, plate tectonics, and hydrology. Students will also develop the skills to classify, identify, and describe rock and mineral samples. With Science Interactive, you can:

  • Create an active learning environment online that promotes deeper student engagement, critical thinking, and problem solving.
  • Give students the chance to use lab-grade materials and equipment that match the sophistication of a formal lab facility. 
  • Build hands-on kits that suit your needs and budget, like choosing between magnifiers and v-scopes.
Geology virtual labs

Virtual Geology Labs

Similarly, our virtual geology labs can supplement hands-on labs that require expensive equipment and be used to cover fundamental concepts like the scientific method, graphing prep, or formula and equation work. You might also consider using virtual geology labs as pre-lab work for in-person labs in order to better prepare students. From a simulation illustrating fluvial processes and landforms to the passage of geologic time, students can run virtual geology labs an unlimited number of times in order to:

  • Manipulate different variables, re-run the experiment, and see different results, especially important for struggling students. 
  • Reinforce critical learning outcomes while exploring additional concepts that may not directly align with your course objectives.
  • Ensure practicality when it comes to costs and time.

Effective, High-Quality Geology Curriculum

Science Interactive develops the highest quality online curriculum for both hands-on or virtual geology labs. Lesson are:

  • Developed by PhD scientists, with measurable learning outcomes, detailed experimental protocols, and questions that tie into the core learning objectives. 
  • Reviewed by instructional designers for quality, accuracy, safety, and ADA compliance — and peer-reviewed by active geology professors for content accuracy.
  • Certified by Quality Matters to ensure the same standards of rigor and quality as on-campus geology courses.

Flexible Platform to Guide Students through Virtual Geology Labs

All of the curriculum is turnkey and can be used in your course right away. We also make it easy to customize, infusing each lab with your own unique instructional style and outcomes. Our LMS-integrated lab management platform allows you to:

  • Customize any part of a lesson by adding or removing text, images, and videos to enhance lessons and guide students through each geology lab.
  • Assess student work with automatic grading for multiple choice questions.
  • Provide constructive feedback so each student can continue improving for the next lab.

Choose from 23 hands-on and digital Geology lessons

Absolute Dating
Building a Planet
Fluvial Processes and Landforms
Geologic Resources
Geologic Time
Glacial Processes and Landforms
Igneous Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Plate Tectonics

See all of our hands-on and digital lessons and design your course.

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