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Earth Day Activities! Informational Texts Plus More for MS

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Earth Day Activities! Informational Texts Plus More.

Celebrate Earth Day's 47th anniversary on April 22, 2017 by reading nonfiction texts and doing corresponding activities: The Plastic Problem, Water Wisdom, and Go Green! The Power of Renewable Energy. There is also a Recycling Facts Infographic, an EPA Webquest, a dripping water lab, a Dandelion argument activity, and a factual recycling logic puzzle.

The Plastic Problem is one page long, with a page of questions and a Math Connections/ story problems worksheet. (Knowledge of ratios is helpful!)

Water Wisdom is one page long, with a page of questions, 2 pages of student-made graphs (pie graphs and bar graphs) a United States map activity, and the Wasteful Water Activity (a hands-on experiment).

Go Green! The Power of Renewable Energy is a two-page article that explains wind energy, solar energy, geothermal energy, bioenergy, and hydropower, and how they are used to generate electricity. It comes with two pages of questions.

The Recycling Facts Infographic is useful not just for reading facts, but applying critical thinking to the information. Following it is a list of Unusual Recycling Project Ideas.

The EPA Webquest takes students to the EPA website, where they will read information to answer questions about issues addressed by the EPA.

Dandelions: Intolerable Intruder or Favorable Flower has students read statements and which category they fit into. Students must then give an opinion on whether or not dandelions should be weeded out or allowed to grow.

The recycling logic puzzles have students solve for the percent of 10 different materials that were recycled in 2012.

The use of all the activities included could take a week, depending on your class length.

See the preview a full look at everything included in this resource (without the answer key.)

***Check back periodically to see what activities have been added. A few more ideas are still in the works!

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