Earth Day Project Based Assessment and Inquiry Activity

Earth Day Project Based Assessment and Inquiry Activity
Earth Day Project Based Assessment and Inquiry Activity
Earth Day Project Based Assessment and Inquiry Activity
Earth Day Project Based Assessment and Inquiry Activity
Earth Day Project Based Assessment and Inquiry Activity
Earth Day Project Based Assessment and Inquiry Activity
Earth Day Project Based Assessment and Inquiry Activity
Earth Day Project Based Assessment and Inquiry Activity
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Celebrate Earth Day or any day with this project-based assessment inquiry activity. Your students will use the provided links to research one of the five major environmental problems our planet is facing. Working independently or collaboratively, students will use their findings to come up with a solution. Students will choose one of six ways to present their findings which will be assessed using a rubric. The class winner will win the Mother Nature award for their hard work and dedication to saving our world.

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Students can choose from one of five topics:
• endangered species
• land pollution
• deforestation
• air pollution
• water pollution

This resource includes:
→ Complete teacher instructions to implement this activity with your class
→ Powerpoint presentation to introduce to your class. Also includes background information, links for students to use to research each of the five problems, and access to a digital notes sheet.
→ Graphic organizers to help brainstorm, sequence and elaborate on ideas and writing
→ Project requirements sheet
→ Mother Nature Award Sheet
→ Voting ballots
→ Rubric for assessment

This resource was designed to give students a better understanding of the problems our planet is facing. In addition to working on inquiry skills, this resource may inspire students to become activists to help save our planet.

Other resources to support this unit:
Environmental Education Ocean Pollution Activity
Life Cycle of a Plastic Bag Conservation and Pollution Activity

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Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
3 days
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