Also see the Environment
Page for more lesson plans on recycling,
air quality, global warming, and ozone depletion. The Habitats Page
has resources for lessons on the Earth's habitats
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for The Lorax
Plans for The Lorax
3 lessons dealing with The Lorax.
Earth Day Lesson
Plans\Earth Day Thematic Units\Earth Day Activities
Earth Week: It's Elemental
A collection of ideas, activities and resources for
exploring and celebrating our connections to the earth during Earth Week.
Scientists know that the earth is made of four layers: the inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust.
The Earth Bowl is a three dimensional, edible representation of the earth in cross section. (If time allows, have children
participate in measuring the ingredients and constructing the Bowl.)
The purpose of this curriculum unit is to introduce the child of kindergarten age to the fascinating world of the water. It is to
provide the child with the basic information which will enable and encourage further study of this wonderful
for the Earth
In this learning experience, children will explore their school environment to become acquainted with different kinds of trash
found in school and ways people try to reduce their trash. Students will then address trash issues in their own classrooms. They
will generate solutions for handling their class trash that demonstrate their awareness of how they can help care for the Earth.
Your Own Terrarium
Environmental Coastal Changes
My curriculum unit is divided into eighteen basic sections. It is targeted at second grade “scientists”, but can be simplified for
Kindergarten or extended to sixth grade.
Greenhouse Effect In A Jar
This simple experiment serves as an introduction to the greenhouse effect. Students can see for themselves the effects of a
greenhouse, and relate this understanding to what occurs in our atmosphere.
At the conclusion of a unit on the
environment, students discuss the ramifications of ecological
neglect and abuse. Focusing on air and water pollution, endangered species, and littering, they generate the
negative impact of these and develop rules (laws) and penalties for polluters.
To gain an understanding of what happens in an oil spill and to develop a greater awareness of taking responsibility for the
Response to Global Changes
How Much Energy Do You Use?
Wasting Energy at Home?
Be "Sun"-Sible About Heating Water
Day Theme at Childfun.com
activities, songs, crafts and more for celebrating Earth Day.
Up for Earth Day
During the week
prior to Earth Day, you can introduce the concept of Earth Day, why and when we
celebrate it, and engage the students in a fun, helping the environment
Day Internet \ Smartboard Resources\Activities
site with lessons, puzzles, printouts, and more.
Teacher's Guide Best Bet
Includes an Earth Day Organizer's Guide, calendar of events, and resources.
about Earth Day events and activities.
Department of Energy KidZone
Activities and resources dealing with
Environmental Education Center
Find activities, information on workshops and more.
Wildlife Federation Environmental Education Page
Explore NWF's educational
pathways to understanding, appreciating and safeguarding the natural world.
the Trees Game
Goes along with The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. This online game
requires the free download of Shockwave.
Earth Day With Students
examples of activities at various levels of involvement.
Earth Day Printouts
Earth Day Worksheets
Day Word Search
Earth Day Word Search 2
Day Coloring Sheet
A picture of the earth
in hands to color.
Pals Puzzles Earth Day
Print out this colorful puzzle, cut and put together.
Coloring Pages from the
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency:
Earth Day Coloring and
Print out a 12 page
book will coloring pages and activities.
Day Coloring Pages
Ten pictures to print out and color dealing with Earth Day and recycling.
10 posters to print. Available in color or black&white to use for
coloring. Recycling themes.
Day Every Day
Day Writing Paper
Day Venn Diagram
Day Clip Art from Kids Domain
Day Clip Art at The Teacher's Guide
Earth Day Crafts
Day Crafts from Makingfriends.com:
Earth Paper Craft
Look at the
Earth Day Books