for The Lorax
Plans for The Lorax
3 lessons dealing with The Lorax.
Celebrating Earth Week: It's Elemental
A collection of ideas, activities and resources for exploring and celebrating our connections to the earth during Earth Week.
The Earth Bowl
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.)
A Watery World
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 world.
Caring 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.
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.
Slick Sea Spills
To gain an understanding of what happens in an oil spill and to develop a greater awareness of taking responsibility for the environment.
Earth Day Theme at
Find 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 activity.
Great site with lessons, puzzles, printouts, and more. A Teacher's Guide Best Bet
Includes an Earth Day Organizer's Guide, calendar of events, and resources.
Find out about Earth Day events and activities.
U.S. Department of
Activities and resources dealing with energy use.
EPA's Environmental Education
Find activities, information on workshops and more.
National Wildlife Federation
Environmental Education Page
Explore NWF's educational pathways to understanding, appreciating and safeguarding the natural world.
Earth 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 Activity Book
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.
Earth Day Every Day
Earth Day Crafts from Makingfriends.com:
Look at the Recycling Crafts