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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

Earth Day Word Search
Renewable and Non-renewable Energy
Save Our Earth! Alternative Uses for Common Trash
Trash & Climate Change
Home, Sweet, Home: Animal Habitats
"Light the Bulbs" Recycling & Pollution Worksheet
Dr. Seuss and Resource Use: Featuring The Lorax
More Popular Earth Day Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

Environment & Pollution: Matching Worksheet
Activity: Classifying Natural Resources
History of Earth Day
Earth Day Activities
Our Growing Planet
Acrostic Poem: Earth Day
What Are Some Alternate Energy Sources?
More Popular Earth Day Printables

Lesson Plans

Recycled Art
Build a Volcano
Recycled Poetry
Plants of the Rain Forest
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Weather Station
We Care About the Earth: Writing a PSA
More Earth Day Lesson Plans

Math Activities for Earth Day

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

References

Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
The Uncertainties of Global Warming
Global Warming: We CAN Make a Difference!
Global Warming: Greenhouse Effect
The Global Environment Outlook: An Overview
Global Warming: What Is the Climate System?
More Popular Earth Day References

Earth Day Art Activities

Recycled Art
Recycled Art Projects Gallery
What's the Solution to Ocean Pollution?
Maisy's Nature Walk Activity Kit
Collecting Cans
Recycling Craft Project: Make a Birdhouse
Children of Native America Today Activities
More Earth Day Art Activities

History Activities for Earth Day

Littering Reading Warm-Up
National Scenic Trails
National Monuments in the U.S.

Language Arts Resources for Earth Day

Soil Erosion Word Search
Recycled Poetry
A Teacher's Guide to An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
There's an Owl in the Shower
Taking Care of Our Earth With Katie Kazoo
Just a Dream Teacher's Guide
Extinct, Endangered, and Threatened Animals Activity
More Language Arts Resources for Earth Day

Social Studies Activities for Earth Day

Our Growing Planet
The School Litter Patrol
Soil Scientists
Second-Grade Soil Scientists
Earth, Moon, Sun, and Seasons -- Lecture Notes and Facts
Science, Technology, and Society: Clean Machine
Geographical Highs, Lows, and Boundaries of the U.S.
More Social Studies Activities for Earth Day

Science Activities for Earth Day

Gardening with Kids
Which Package Is Better?
Composting Process
Animal Apartments
Making a Wind Vane
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
What Can You Reuse and Recycle?
More Popular Science Activities for Earth Day

Weather Activities for Earth Day

Earth Science Printables Slideshow
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Weather Station
Air Quality and the Weather -- Student Worksheet
Analyzing Air Quality
Air Quality and the Weather -- Teacher Section
Air Quality and the Weather -- Student Section
More Popular Weather Activities for Earth Day

Recycling Resources

Recycling & Waste Management – Educational Videos & Activities
Environment & Pollution: Matching Worksheet
Recycled Art
Favorite Classroom Activities for Going Green
Recycling Word Problems
The "Three Rs": Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle
Composting Process
More Popular Recycling Resources

Pollution Resources

Environment & Pollution: Matching Worksheet
Recycling Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Save Our Environment Printables Slideshow
The Human Impact on the Environment–Test
Ways to Help the Environment
Reusing & Recycling Reduces Waste: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Case of the Broken Loop
More Popular Pollution Resources

Environmental Science Resources

Environment & Pollution: Matching Worksheet
Green Classroom Practices That Save Money
Save Our Environment Printable Book (K-12)
Waste Reduction Unit: Activities on Solid & Hazardous Waste
Recycling Study Guide
Landfill & Combustion Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Human Disasters: A Timeline of Earth-Altering Accidents
More Environmental Science Teacher Resources

Natural Resources Conservation

Composting Process
How Can Natural Resources Be Conserved?
Explore Activity: Exploring Recycling
Source Reduction Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Composting Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Classifying Wastes
Activity: The Water Cycle
More Popular Activities for Natural Resources Conservation

Botany Resources for Earth Day

Plants of the Rain Forest Rubric
"My Garden Song"
Photosynthesis
Tolkien's Middle-earth Unit 6: Treebeard's Lament
What Is the Carbon Cycle?
Pests, Pesticides, and the Environment Activity
Time to Bloom!
More Plants (Botany) – Teacher Resources

Animal Resources for Earth Day

Animal and Insect Pictures
What Is Balance in an Ecosystem?
Animal Apartments -- Student Worksheet
Mystery of the Malformed Frogs Lesson Plan
How Many Shrimp?
What Is Wildlife Conservation?
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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