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Earth Day the Easy Way

While recycling, conservation, and preserving our planet are needed practices for every day, celebrating Earth Day is an excellent way to get students informed and involved in protecting the Earth. This collection includes videos, lesson plans, infographics, and more that make planning for Earth Day a breeze.
A Collection By Tracy Pinkard
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Earth Day the Easy Way
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This infographic by MNN has so many uses, printing it won't be wasteful at all! It's great as an informational poster, but moreso to use as a discussion and research generating game that can be played as a whole class, in small groups, or even individually. The topics are varied and significant enough to generate interest and encourage learning in all grade levels.
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    Examining Trends in Adolescent Environmental Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behaviors Across Three Decades

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    Tracy Pinkard says:
    This research article by Wray-Lake, Flanagan, and Osgood is an outstanding empirical resource. Not only is it good for teachers, as a reminder of why teaching environmental consciousness is paramount, but also as a resource for students to discuss.
  • Top 10 Earth Day Activities

    Website
    greeneducationfoundation.org
    greeneducationfoundation.org
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    The Green Education Foundation takes a personal approach to Earth Day with this collection of activities that help demonstrate to students what their personal impact on the environment is. I especially like that many of the activities include reading, writing, math, and art aspects.
  • Earth Day

    Website
    sciencenetlinks.com
    sciencenetlinks.com
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    I love this list of Earth Day lessons and activities organized by ScienceNetLinks! You can filter by grade, but each overview indicates whether the lesson is audio, video, hands-on, interactive, etc. This is a great resource for having students independently research an Earth Day topic because the topics are varied, engaging, and informative.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This brief video exploring the history of Earth Day is awesome! It's entertaining for all ages as well as packed with information. This video would be appropriate for introducting Earth Day lessons, individual student viewing, discussion generating, and much more.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    The EPA has compiled a great list of resources that can be used for Earth Day, or for any natural science class. The resources are organized by category (e.g., air, water, waste, ecosystems, etc.) and each overview explains what type of resource it is, the targeted grade levels, and a brief description of the resource.