5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2011 9:56 AM by Lynne Hoffman RSS

Earth Day

dklecher New User
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What Earth Day activities can you suggest for 6th graders?

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    Tammy Dewan Novice
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    You came to the right spot to gather Earth Day resources since it seems like the topic is a popular one among Thinkfinity Community Members. 


    Here is a discussion forum packed with great resources: What resources do you use to teach students to "go green" and "save the earth"?


    6th graders (and other grades) really enjoy projects that are relevant to their lives.  What if you had them look around their community and think of how they can make their surroundings more earth friendly?  For example, they could research solar energy use in their community and have the students persuade others to use renewable energy, grow a garden at school or set up a garbage decomposition center at their school.  I watched a show on Oprah about a family who collected their garbage for a year and were reasonable for decomposing, recycling and discarding it.  The kids were really fascinated by this project and had the entire school join in.  Oprah also had a show exposing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is a patch of garbage in the Pacific Ocean the side of Texas.  This picture is worth a thousand words! 



    Let us know what you decide to do with your students and how it goes.





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    mjohnson Novice
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    You might also find some of the lessons and activities from Science NetLinks' Earth Day Teaching Resources page useful in your classroom. They have many ideas for all grade levels.


    Enjoy and thanks for promoting Earth Day to your students!



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    Lynne Hoffman Apprentice
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    Looking for more great Earth Day activities?  Check out Kaboose that features crafts (such as making fossil cookies), projects, lessons, coloring pages, movies, games, quizzes, and so much more to get your students involved in thinking of ways to save the earth.


    Teacher Planet also provides an Earth Day theme page with listings of lessons and units, worksheets, online activities, clipart and images, and other resources appropriate for teaching students that it's important to protect the planet every day not just Earth Day.


    Did you find any of these resources helpful in planning your Earth Day celebration with your students?



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