Want to take your Earth Day activities up a notch? Use this time to create lasting change at your school, for the better! Check out this quick video and the links below to learn about how you and your students can make your school a greener place and have the effects of Earth Day last way beyond April.
This article discusses why it is so important to teach students about Earth Day and about the environment in general, throughout the year. As the article states, children are the future and teaching them about environmental issues will have an impact for generations to come!
This resource is brought to you by the ReadWriteThink site and is focused on getting kids to write about important environmentalists. The site helpfully provides background info and links to appropriate resources for your students to find what they need. Have students present their write-ups to the rest of the class and they will be learning about many environmentalists at once while working on their research and writing skills too!
This is a cute music video that can be used as an activating strategy to introduce the concepts to your students, or perhaps before brainstorming with your class about environmentally-friendly ideas. You may also want to take some ideas from it as it presents several good ones!
Find writing templates, poems, math games, mini-books, bingo, posters...everything you need to teach your students about the environment during April. The best part of this site is that everything is teacher-created (and tested) and free. Sprinkle in various activities throughout April in Math, English, Art, Science and Social Studies and build up to one full, fun day on April 22nd!
This is a great resource for planning Earth Day activities. I appreciate the background info on Earth Day at the beginning of the article and the links to different projects and activities are also totally useful. Your biggest problem will be finding the time to do all of the ones you like!
Geared primarily towards K-5 students, early years teachers will find these lessons to be engaging and relevant to Earth Day. My favorites include building a pizza box solar oven and the draft-o-meter. These lessons are the sort that your students will remember for years to come.
This site is full of wonderful ideas for bringing Earth Day to your classroom. There are various topics, such as endangered species, gardens, and more. These would be great to incorporate throughout the month of April and could easily be used within different subjects. Science, phys ed, English, social studies...the possibilities are numerous.