Want an interesting way to celebrate Earth day while connecting climate change curriculum and STEM in the Upper grades? This is it!
This challenge is for students to design a solution to a current environmental problem to combat the effects of climate change. They will actually design something to build that can solve this problem (or help it), then present the solution to the class. 14 options for environmental problems are given, but students can also choose their own.
This takes my students 5-6 days (Timeline and Rubric are included):
Brought in by Students: Boxes, cardboard tubes, water bottles, other clean plastic recycling, grocery bags, etc….
Provided by Teacher: Masking tape, glue, scotch tape, hot glue (if students are mature enough)
For an outdoor Earth Day activity- try this!
EARTH DAY/ NATURE RECYCLES OUTDOOR SCAVENGER HUNT ACTIVITY
For a more thoughtful Earth Day lesson- try these:
Perils of Plastic Pollution: 2 videos & article about effects of ocean pollution
Ecology Case Study- LANDSLIDE PREVENTION- article from Whidbey Island Landslide
More Earth Day resources:
Earth Day Sort: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Matching Cut and Paste Center Activity
Renewable or Nonrenewable Resources Sort Review, Assess, Center
Man Made Resources vs Natural Resources (renewable/ nonrenewable) Sort
How are Natural Resources used? (renewable & non-renewable) Sort, Center
EARTH DAY: What products are recycled materials made into? SORT Cut & PASTE