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Climate Science Info Zone. Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips: Plants and Animals. Classroom | Nature. Special Reports | Green Room. EarthDay - Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Digital Earth Day Activities, Resources, Web Sites, & Apps. Earthbridges - Media_Bin_2012. Fantastic compilation of Earth Day resources for all grade levels! Earth Day (April 22) is an international awareness day focusing on climate change, sustainability and the environment.

Encourage your students to pledge an act of green today with these hand-picked teaching resources that will help them understand our planet and how to sustain it for the future. Planet Granite Stories - Channel 11 NHPTV New "Search Stories" video for Earth Day 2012 created on YouTube History of Earth Day (1:20) How to Go Green (1:16) Tips to Save the Environment Carolyn Stanley's Earth Day Video - Carolyn is an educator from Connecticutt, USA (about 2 minutes) Earth Day: Give Earth a Hand (1:30) Earth Day Rap (3:10) 2009 Earthcast Echos at. Earth Day - April 22. Buddies: Earth Day 2016 - buncee blogbuncee blog. “The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” — Lady Bird Johnson This idea, the idea that the Earth is what we all share, is the central belief behind Buncee Buddies: Earth Day 2016.

Buncee Buddies: Earth Day 2016 connects classrooms across the world, from sea to sea, as students celebrate our Earth and learn cultural awareness. We aim to connect classrooms on every continent to celebrate what unites us all and, at the same time, embrace our cultural differences! What is Buncee Buddies: Earth Day 2016? This April, Buncee is excited to host Buncee Buddies: Earth Day 2016, which aspires to connect classrooms (i.e.

Buncee Buddies) from around the world to explore how they celebrate Earth Day on their side of the globe! To support your endeavors, all new users that participate in this exciting cultural exchange project will be awarded a FREE 3-month subscription to eduBuncee Plus. Haven’t tried out yet? Ecological Footprint Quiz. The footprint quiz is powered by Adobe Flash. It will only run on devices running Adobe Flash. Sign up for our newsletter What is the Ecological Footprint? The Ecological Footprint is a resource accounting tool that measures how much biologically productive land and sea is used by a given population or activity, and compares this to how much land and sea is available. Productive land and sea areas support human demands for food, fiber, timber, energy, and space for infrastructure.

What does the Ecological Footprint measure? Global hectares are hectares with world-average productivity for all productive land and water areas in a given year. How accurate are Ecological Footprint measurements? What can Ecological Footprint Analysis tell us about the future of the planet? What is the proper way to use the term Ecological Footprint? How is an Ecological Footprint calculated? How does the Ecological Footprint address waste flows? How does the Ecological Footprint account for recycling? TeacherSource . Math . Population Growth. Population Simulation with M&M's (Grade Levels: 6 - 9) Earth Day Concepts: Overview | What We Do Adds Up Recycling | M&Ms | Fish Pond | Answers | Career Connections | More Math Concepts This activity involves two simulations with M&M's® to explore population growth and decay. The follow-up activity, Population Simulations with Calculators introduces NOW-NEXT or recursive equations as an accessible way to model this behavior and expand to other population models.

This activity is best done by pairs of students (but can be done individually). Each pair of student of students will need: a small paper cup with about 30 to 40 M&M's and an activity sheet. Introduction You may want to begin the activity with a short discussion to address the question, "What is a model? ". The important components of Earth Day are that we make a big impact on this planet and that we are not alone. You are going to use M&M's to simulate and model the population decay and growth in a fish pond. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Earthday Educational Ideas Activities Fun Facts Contests Crafts Activities Lesson Plans Games Flag History Classroom Homeschool Downloads for Kids Educators Friends Family.

Every Day Is Earth Day. Earth Day 2014. Earth Day is on Friday, April 22, 2016. There are 21 days until Earth Day. Here's a chart that shows what day Earth Day is celebrated from 2012 - 2022. We have lots of kids games for Earth Day. These online games are educational and fun! Play Earth Day themed Jigsaw Puzzles, Mazes, Word Searches, and Strategy Puzzles.

Free printable coloring book pages for kids of all ages. Watch Earth Day videos for kids. Wish your friends and family a Happy Earth Day by sending a free musical postcard to someone you know! If you are looking for children's books about Earth Day, here are some great books, including Earth Day picture books. Find free printable Earth Day worksheets and activity pages for kids. Use our Earth Day stationery to make a list of things you can do to make Earth a better place to live.

Looking for other Earth Day sites? Quick Earth Day Ideas for Middle Schoolers. Celebrate Earth Day by helping clean up our environment. Use these ideas and activities to encourage your students to keep Earth healthy. Save Your Sneakers Challenge students to organize a shoe drive. Rubber soles can be turned into a playground surface, or give old shoes new life on another pair of feet in Africa. Eat an Earth-Friendly Lunch Invite students to join you for lunch. When they’ve finished eating, have them divide the leftover packaging into four groups: recyclables (glass, plastic, paper, and aluminum) decomposables (such as banana and orange peels) reusables (plastic containers, thermoses, etc.)

Keep track of the items on a chart. Collect Cans By recycling one aluminum can, you’re saving the same amount of energy it takes to light a 100-watt bulb for 20 hours, a computer for three hours or a television for two hours. Cut Down on Junk Mail Ask students for their families’ permission to collect a week’s worth of junk mail and bring it to school. Handmade Paper Materials Needed. Celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day is observed around the world on April 22. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, and is considered the birth of the modern environmental movement.

Before 1970, the health of the environment was not a common concern, even as industry poured chemicals and smoke into the air. In 1962, Rachel Carson, an ecologist from Pennsylvania, published a book called Silent Spring. The book became a best seller and raised public awareness of environmental concerns. After the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif., Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. senator for Wisconsin, organized a nationwide demonstration against the pollution and the deterioration of the environment.

The protest was held on April 22, 1970. Use these lessons, articles, book lists, and other activities to continue the tradition of promoting environmental awareness on April 22 or any time throughout the school year. 22 Awesome Earth Day Games for Kids. Looking for some fun ideas to celebrate Earth Day? Check out these 22 awesome Earth Day Games for kids. #10 will get your kids moving! For more fun activities to do with your kids, be sure to follow our My Life & Kids Activities board on Pinterest. My Life and KidsMy Life & Kids ActivitiesFollow On. Earth Day Curriculum Resources, Grades K-5.

By Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer Found in: Science, PreK-2, 3-5 Explore new and review familiar ways to live responsibly with these lessons, projects, activities, and games for grades K-5. Lesson Plans Conserving Water through Art! PDF, 127 KB, 5 pgs.) Healthy Earth, Sick Earth ( PDF, 517 KB, 13 pgs.) Comparing Light Bulbs Students in grades K-8 compare compact fluorescent and incandescent light bulbs to measure the difference between being energy-efficient and energy-wasteful. Draft-O-Meter Students in grades K-8 learn an easy technique to measure the presence of drafts in their homes and classrooms. Build a Pizza Box Solar Oven Students in grades K-12 make a simple solar oven using a pizza box that gets hot enough to warm up cookies and other treats, like s'mores.

Energy Detectives (3 Activities) Students in grades 5-8 search their classroom for energy connections and record the ways they use energy throughout a typical day in an energy detective journal. Video. - Recycling and Beyond Online Activity Book and Slide Show. - Home Recycling Survey. Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides and Online Resources for Educators | Learning and Teaching about the Environment | US EPA. Find an array of environmental and science based lesson plans, activities and ideas below from EPA, other federal agencies and external organizations. ​ Encontrar recursos para estudiantes y maestros. You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more. Acid Rain: A Teacher's Guide (PDF 56 pp, 4.6 MB) Lesson plan and activities from EPA for teachers on acid rain. Acid Rain Educational Resources from EPA Experiments and activities, basic acid rain concepts, and things you can do about acid rain.

Carl Gets Some Rest (PDF 12 pp, 765 KB) This EPA coloring and story book, for children in pre-school through 2nd grade, teaches a simple lesson: there are many transportation alternatives to using a car. Creating Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Schools This EPA page provides information on indoor air quality in school buildings and how to order the Tools for Schools Action Kit. Why is Coco Orange? The following links exit the site Exit Generate! Learning and Teaching about the Environment | US EPA. Celebrate Earth Day. Celebrate Earth Day! Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Digging Up Details on Worms: Using the Language of Science in an Inquiry Study This lesson, in which students research worms in order to create a classroom habitat, incorporates reading and writing across content areas as well as math and science activities.

How Does My Garden Grow? Writing in Science Field Journals Students plant a garden and study its growth using the inquiry process of questioning and exploring. As they research and study, students record their observations in a field journal. Protecting Our Precious Planet: Sharing the Message of Earth Day Students discover that they can make a world of difference when they participate in the online Earth Day bag program.

Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Persuasive Essay: Environmental Issues How can we convince others to agree with us on important issues? Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Unit Let It Grow: An Inquiry-Based Organic Gardening Research Project Grades 7 – 9 | Lesson Plan | Unit. NYT VR: Virtual Reality by The New York Times. Guest Speakers - Microsoft in Education. Earth Day Lesson Plans and Activities | Lessons | Lesson Planning. In honor of Earth Day, April 22, Education World offers the following articles and activities for classroom teachers. Sustainable Products, Consumer Responsibility Students learn about the life cycles of common products and consider the impact of consumer behavior on the environment.

Activities to Celebrate Earth Day! Two dozen across-the-grades activities for a big Earth Day celebration. "101 Amazing Earth Facts" Game Play this Jeopardy-like game on Earth Day, or anytime. (Grades 3-12) What on Earth Are You Doing for Earth Day? What Is the Most Serious Problem Facing Earth? Composting: Reduce Waste, Recycle, and Teach Green Habits in One Fell "Scoop" Spend a little time in your school's cafeteria, and you may be startled by the amount of food that students are not eating. No Fuss ”Green” Projects Students at The Park School in Brookline, Massachusetts, participate in "green" projects that capitalize on their energy and commitment, but don't overtax their busy school days. Mrs. Learning and Teaching about the Environment | US EPA. Environmental Education for Kids. Green Tips. 1. Change a light Replace a regular bulb with a more energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulb. 2.

Drive less Walk, bike, use public transportation like a subway, bus or even car pool. Talk to your parents about considering a hybrid, or alternative fuel vehicle. And keep your tires inflated properly. 3. Think before you throw away trash. 4. When it comes to your shopping habits, consider buying products that are better for the environment or that are made from recycled materials, and have less or no packaging. 5. It takes a lot of energy to heat water. 6. Moving your thermostat down 2 degrees in winter and up 2 degrees in summer can save a lot of energy. 7.

A single tree will absorb one ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime. 8. Simply turning off your TV, DVD player, stereo, and unplugging your iPod and cell phone charger when not in use, will save you thousands of pounds of CO2 a year. 9. Talk to your friends, family and school teachers. 10. Click here to return to Environment Mini-Site. Education – Google Maps. - Home Recycling Survey. The best Google Cardboard VR apps. BBC Schools - Barnaby Bear - Games - Recycling.

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