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Earth Day

by Mary Ann Kelley

Resources for Earth Day

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Looking for a curriculum that makes learning fun? You'll find it in Time4Learning's PreK-12 grade online homeschool curriculum.
Text Time4Learning and rotating graphics for math, science, social studies, and language arts

Wetlands  (Y, M, O, T)
An overview and information from World Wildlife Fund. WWF is one of the world's leading conservation organizations.

Wetlands: Why Are They Endangered  (M,O)
Students explore the damaging effects of human environment interaction on wetlands. Grade 8-10

Earth Day  (Y)
Lesson plan for young elementary students

Earth Day Every Day  (Y)
Elementary lesson plan from National Geographic Online

An Ounce of Prevention  (M)
Waste reduction lesson plan in .pdf format (requires adobe acrobat reader) for middle school students

Earth Day Network  (Y,M,O,T)
A large site, with many resources, dedicated to Earth Day.

Earth Day resources  (Y,M,O,T)
From the EPA, resources include a downloadable poster and "take home kit".

DLTK's Custom Dominos  (Y)
Great tool for any holiday or unit study theme. Pick a theme for your dominoes and then choose color or black and white before printing.

Your ecological footprint calculator  (Y,M,O,T)
Take this "quiz" to find out how much impact your lifestyle has on the environment.

Earth Day Lesson Plans  (Y,M)
In honor of Earth Day, Education World offers the following articles and activities for classroom teachers.

A science lesson on Trees  (Y)
The students will be asked what they know about trees. 3rd Grade

Arbor Day Lessons and Teacher Resources  (Y,M,O,T)
Arbor Day Lessons and Teacher Resources

Earth Day Lessons and Teacher Resources  (Y,M,O,T)
Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment.

Earth Day Crafts and Projects  (Y)
Earth Day celebrates planet Earth and encourages anti pollution ideas. Some people celebrate Earth Day on April 22; some celebrate Earth Day on the Vernal Equinox.

Kids at Art - The Imagination Factory  (Y,M,O,T)
Kids at Art is a website dedicated to teaching how to use recycling in art. In addition to many projects, the site includes an exploration of various artwork around the country.  (Y,M,O,T)
Great site from the National Wildlife Federation; includes online guides like the Advanced Bird Finder for those species you can't find in your book. If you put in your zip code in the pop-up window, the site complies a custom nature guide for your area.

Earth Day Grocery Bags Project  (Y,M,O,T)
The Earth Day Groceries Project is a cost-free environmental awareness project in which students decorate paper grocery bags with environmental messages for Earth Day.

Earth Day Activities  (Y)

The Happy Earth Day Coloring and Activities Book  (Y)
An 11-page (pdf) coloring book full of tips for making the Earth a better place.

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