This packet will give you everything you need when teaching your students about Earth Day. These lessons will help your students understand the importance of taking care of the Earth, what natural resources are, and about the world we live in. Through fun and engaging lessons and activities, your students will learn so much about this very important topic.
This packet includes many resources including: picture cards, vocabulary pictures (great for ELL students), art projects, craft ideas, recording pages, printables, student books, fully written out 5-E lesson plans, language, writing, art, science activities and more!
Students will learn and use these vocabulary words:
Earth Day, soil, plant, unplug, renewable energy, solar panels, wind turbines, solar panels, electric car, wind turbine model, hydro power, paper, tin cans, items you can recycle, reduce, reuse, Earth, recycling, recycling plant, plastic, recycling bin, worms, compost, natural resources, water, sunlight, rocks, wind, coal, gas
Each word has a vocabulary card (with an authentic picture). My students love being able to make real life connections from looking at the high quality photographs.
There are 6 fully written out lesson plans for you to use while teaching this unit.
Day 1: The Earth
Day 2: The Earth’s resources
Day 3: How can we care for the Earth?
Day 4: What is recycling?
Day 5: What is reusable energy?
Day 6: STEM Culmination Day/Project
All lessons are presented in the 5-E format. (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate) They are written out step by step! Each lesson also comes with engaging activities to help your children understand the objectives in a hands-on way. Many of the lessons also contain links to videos and resources to use while teaching the lesson!
Standards addressed in this packet:
Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.* [Clarification Statement: Examples of human impact on the land could include cutting trees to produce paper and using resources to produce bottles. Examples of solutions could include reusing paper and recycling cans and bottles.]
(3) Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student knows that information and critical thinking are used in scientific problem solving. The student is expected to:
(A) identify and explain a problem such as the impact of littering on the playground and propose a solution in his/her own words
Your students will LOVE these activities. Download the (very large!) preview to get a closer look at this packet!