Popular Activities for Natural Resources Conservation

Windmill  Use these resources to educate students about Earth's non-renewable energy resources and the many actions we can take to conserve them. Browse the lessons and printables below to find activities on drinking water, the rain forest, recycling, and much more! You'll also find information on renewable-energy technology. Learn about the steps you can take to reduce energy consumption and conserve water. You'll find the perfect activity to celebrate America Recycles Day (November 15) and Earth Day (April 22). These teaching resources are appropriate for kindergarten through twelfth grade.


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October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Fire Prevention Week (10/4-10), Metric Week (10/4-10), World Space Week (10/4-10), Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

Happy Halloween! Kids love this holiday and all the spooky decorations, games, and stories that go along with it. (Not to mention the candy, of course!) Take advantage of their enthusiasm with classroom connections and fun activities.