Earth Day STEM Activities

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Grade Levels
K - 3rd
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Looking for a fun addition to your Earth Day STEM Activities? This STEM with the Arts lesson is super engaging and will keep your students thinking. Students create their own dream home and then discover how much pollution they causing!

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Here's what you'll get:

  • Objectives
  • 5E Lesson Plan
  • Additional Links
  • Wonder Chart
  • Reading Passage with Comprehension Questions
  • Optional Mini-book
  • STEM with the Arts Activity with Printables
  • Measurement and Data Papers
  • Instructions with Pictures
  • Writing Pages
  • Reflection Page

STEM with the Arts Activity Includes:

In this lesson, students are given an unlimited amount of money and a plot of waterfront property.

Students will create their dream home on their property.

Next, the teacher will explain how each property is producing pollution by marking each property with pollution dots (pictured to the right). These dots represent the different types of pollution.

Finally, students will get to reimagine their waterfront property by creating a second dream home.

Materials needed:

  • scissors
  • crayons or markers
  • pencil
  • tape

Objectives include:

  • Understand how humans can negatively and positively affect the environment
  • Recognize influential leaders who established Earth Day
  • Explain how people can reduce pollution.
  • Identify different types of pollution.

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33 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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