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Earth Day Teacher Resources

April 22 is Earth Day. Use the lessons, printables, and references below to teach your class about our environment and how to preserve our planet. Resources on global warming, recycling, and pollution will help you explore this important topic. There are plenty of fun hands-on activities for science and art to keep students interested in learning about their world. You'll find a variety of cross-curricular Earth Day resources to enhance your curriculum for kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Earth Day Videos

Recycling & Waste Management – Educational Videos & Activities

Printables for Grades K-5

Plant Crossword Puzzle
Renewable and Non-renewable Energy
Home, Sweet, Home: Animal Habitats
Littering Reading Warm-Up
Seeds Word Search
Recycling Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Tissue Flower Craft
More Popular Earth Day Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

Plant Graph
Environment & Pollution: Matching Worksheet
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Trash & Climate Change
The "Three Rs": Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle
Understanding Chlorophyll
More Popular Earth Day Printables

Lesson Plans

Recycled Art
Weather Station
Build a Volcano
Flower and Leaf Press
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Recycled Poetry
Plants of the Rain Forest
More Earth Day Lesson Plans

Math Activities for Earth Day

Money-Saving Tips for Teachers
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Our Growing Planet
Buy Nothing Day
Recycling Word Problems


Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Major Air Pollutants
Global Warming: Greenhouse Effect
Highest Mountain Peaks in the United States
Highest, Lowest, and Mean Elevations in the United States, by State
North American Continental Divide
More Popular Earth Day References

Earth Day Art Activities

Recycled Art Projects Gallery
Crepe Paper Flower
Collecting Cans
Maisy's Nature Walk Activity Kit
Children of Native America Today Activities
Coloring Packet: Reusing an Old Jar
Recycling Craft Project: Make a Birdhouse
More Earth Day Art Activities

History Activities for Earth Day

National Scenic Trails
Earth Day Activities
National Monuments in the U.S.

Language Arts Resources for Earth Day

Soil Erosion Word Search
A Teacher's Guide to An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Pollution Vocabulary
Ecology-Themed Bulletin Board
Earth Day Word Search
There's an Owl in the Shower
Just a Dream Teacher's Guide
More Language Arts Resources for Earth Day

Social Studies Activities for Earth Day

Second-Grade Soil Scientists
Soil Scientists
Earth, Moon, Sun, and Seasons -- Lecture Notes and Facts
Science, Technology, and Society: Clean Machine
Experiment Activity: Experimenting with Erosion Control
Will Global Warming Change the U.S. Climate?
National Park System of the United States
More Social Studies Activities for Earth Day

Science Activities for Earth Day

Gardening with Kids
"Light the Bulbs" Recycling & Pollution Worksheet
Erosion at Work
Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
Making a Wind Vane
What Are Viruses & Bacteria?
Explore Activity: Exploring Recycling
More Popular Science Activities for Earth Day

Weather Activities for Earth Day

Top 10 Earth Day Printables (K-4)
Earth Science Printables Slideshow
Identifying Biomes
The Global Environment Outlook: An Overview
Air Quality and the Weather -- Student Section
Content Under Pressure
Convection Connection
More Popular Weather Activities for Earth Day

Recycling Resources

Recycling & Waste Management – Educational Videos & Activities
Favorite Classroom Activities for Going Green
Environmental Science Printables Slideshow
Green Classroom Practices That Save Money
Dr. Seuss and Resource Use: Featuring The Lorax
Save Our Earth! Alternative Uses for Common Trash
Reusing & Recycling Reduces Waste: Environment Activities for the Classroom
More Popular Recycling Resources

Pollution Resources

The Human Impact on the Environment–Test
What Causes Air Pollution?
What Is Balance in an Ecosystem?
What Are Our Main Energy Resources?
Ways to Help the Environment
Landfill & Combustion Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Waste-Free Lunch
More Popular Pollution Resources

Environmental Science Resources

Save Our Environment Printable Book (K-12)
Green Living Quiz: Global Warming
How Many People Does It Take to Ruin an Ecosystem?
The Ozone Show
Global Warming: Climate and Weather
Global Warming: What It Is . . .
Emissions and Global Warming
More Environmental Science Teacher Resources

Natural Resources Conservation

Activity: Classifying Natural Resources
Stop Junk Mail
Which Package Is Better?
A Household of the Future
Classifying Wastes
History of Earth Day
We Care About the Earth: Writing a PSA
More Popular Activities for Natural Resources Conservation

Botany Resources for Earth Day

Plants of the Rain Forest Rubric
Experiment in Chromatography
Plant Products
Tolkien's Middle-earth Unit 6: Treebeard's Lament
"My Garden Song"
Pests, Pesticides, and the Environment Activity
More Plants (Botany) – Teacher Resources

Animal Resources for Earth Day

Mystery of the Malformed Frogs Lesson Plan
Animal Apartments -- Student Worksheet
Animal and Insect Pictures
How Many Shrimp?
What Is Wildlife Conservation?
Animal Apartments
Extinct, Endangered, and Threatened Animals Activity
More Animals – Teacher Resources

More Earth Day Resources

"Green" Activities & Classroom Resources
Wildlife Teacher Resources
Rain Forests: Teacher Resources
Oceans – Teacher Resources
Earth Science Teacher Resources

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