Get a sneak peek of what's in our printable book "Save Our Environment," with this slideshow. These activities and lessons will encourage your students to take care of the earth while still learning about science and social studies, creating art projects, reading passages, and more. You'll find the perfect activity to celebrate America Recycles Day (November 15) and Earth Day (April 22).
Students find a way to reuse a container in this printable activity. Discussing recycling is a great way to spend Earth Day (April 22), America Recycles Day (November 15), or a unit on global warming and the environment.
Students learn about nonrenewable energy sources, like fossil fuels, and brainstorm ways to conserve them. The discussion includes nuclear power and energy efficiency.
Discuss how acid rain is destroying Mayan ruins, and ask students to offer solutions to this growing problem. This activity will work well within a unit on global warming.
Encourage students to respect the environment with the lesson planning resources in this teacher's guide for Just a Dream by Chris Van Allsburg. This printable guide includes a summary of the book, teaching ideas, an upper-grade reading lesson, and a lower-grade writing lesson, to help develop students' literature and language arts skills.
Students pretend to be a historians as they gather data about the environment over the last 25 years and learn how to create a time line to show the results.
Students calculate how much waste they are personally responsible for and how they can reduce it. They weigh all of their trash, then determine which pieces are recyclable, what can be composted, and what must thrown away.
Use this bulletin board plan as a visual enhancement to your class's study of ecology. Ideas for the board include creating a food web or making a layered mural to simulate the rain forest.
Create these unique "monster" recycling bins with your class that will not only help save the Earth, but make the whole process a lot more fun. Students use recyclable materials to build and decorate individual boxes.
Strengthen students' vocabulary with this simple ecology crossword puzzle. Terms discussed include oxygen, toxic, pollute, and recycle.
Students learn about dirty water and pollution in this activity, which integrates the study of science with technology and society. Your class will learn to appreciate clean water.
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