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Earth Day Trees
Earth Day Trees
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Earth Day Trees
Science offers lots of opportunities for writing! In this lesson, students will celebrate Earth Day with trees, science, and writing.
Preschool
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Earth Colors
Earth Colors
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Earth Colors
The Earth is full of beautiful colors. Help students to see, sort, and identify these in this lesson celebrating Earth!
Preschool
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Celebrating Earth Day
Celebrating Earth Day
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Celebrating Earth Day
It’s time to celebrate Earth Day! Use this fun art and writing lesson to help your students deepen their appreciation for all that the earth provides.
Kindergarten
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Play Dough Earth: Layers Of the Earth
Play Dough Earth: Layers Of the Earth
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Play Dough Earth: Layers Of the Earth
Use hands-on activities involving play dough to show your students the layers of the Earth!
1st grade
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Acrostics for the Earth
Acrostics for the Earth
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Acrostics for the Earth
Earth Day is a worldwide celebration that promotes awareness and appreciation for the environment. Use this lesson to teach your students about Earth Day with an engaging poetry activity.
3rd grade
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Save The Earth: Recycle
Save The Earth: Recycle
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Save The Earth: Recycle
Great for an Earth Day unit or as part of your school's recycling awareness program, use this lesson to make your students aware of actions they can take to save the Earth!
1st grade
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The Giving Earth
The Giving Earth
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The Giving Earth
The Earth is constantly giving us clean water, shelter, food, and so much more! Through this lesson, students will learn about how nature is always giving and discuss ways we can appreciate and take care of our environment.
4th grade
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We Love the Earth
We Love the Earth
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We Love the Earth
It’s time to celebrate Earth Day! This music and literature-inspired lesson plan will get your students thinking about how they can help our planet stay healthy.
Kindergarten
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Earth Day Punctuation
Earth Day Punctuation
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Earth Day Punctuation
Earth Day is a time for raising awareness and appreciation for our environment. It’s also a time for using correct punctuation! With this lesson, your students will use correct punctuation, like commas, quotation marks, and apostrophes.
3rd grade
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Earth Day Letter Hunt
Earth Day Letter Hunt
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Earth Day Letter Hunt
Help your students learn uppercase and lowercase letters while teaching them about environmental responsibility with an Earth Day letter scavenger hunt.
Preschool
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Caring for the Earth and Our Global Community
Caring for the Earth and Our Global Community
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Caring for the Earth and Our Global Community
Caring for the Earth is an important part of responsible decision-making and global citizenship. Through this lesson, students will strengthen their social and emotional learning skills by exploring how they can be a steward for the Earth.
4th grade
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Remember to Recycle: All About Earth Day
Remember to Recycle: All About Earth Day
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Remember to Recycle: All About Earth Day
In this lesson, students will learn about the importance of recycling! This is a great lesson to tie into Earth Day activities.
Preschool
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I Can Make the Earth Happy
I Can Make the Earth Happy
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I Can Make the Earth Happy
Your students will help the world go round with this activity that teaches them how to be green! Use this activity to wrap up a week of learning about helping our Earth, or as a stand alone lesson.
Preschool
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Earth Sort
Earth Sort
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Earth Sort
In this lesson, students will practice sorting many of the unique things the world has to offer into groups and gain some new insights into how things are connected in the process!
Preschool
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Earth Connections
Earth Connections
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Earth Connections
Talking about erosion, pollution, and human destruction of the rainforest can help open up a whole new understanding of the world to young students. This lesson will help students to connect their lives with a bigger picture.
Preschool
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Curious Science with Curious George
Curious Science with Curious George
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Curious Science with Curious George
The science of matter becomes as fun as it is educational when George gets in the mix! After watching Curious George work with his 'floppafication' pot, students will learn about matter and force.
2nd grade
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Water Soluble Science
Water Soluble Science
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Water Soluble Science
Your students will enjoy this hands on lesson where they make simple solutions and mixtures. They will have an opportunity to predict and observe solids that dissolve in water.
1st grade
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Pumpkin Math and Science
Pumpkin Math and Science
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Pumpkin Math and Science
Looking closely at pumpkins is a good way to incorporate math, specifically estimation and counting. This lesson can be messy and requires some clean up, but kids love it!
1st grade
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Pumpkin Math and Science
Pumpkin Math and Science
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Pumpkin Math and Science
Looking closely at pumpkins is a good way to incorporate math, specifically estimation and counting. This lesson can be messy and requires some clean up, but kids love it!
1st grade
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Star Unit
Star Unit
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Star Unit
Star light, star bright! Teach students all about constellations and earth movement with this engaging science lesson plan. Broken out over several days, this unit encourages students to research and report on a constellation.
5th grade
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Give the Planet a Hand!
Give the Planet a Hand!
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Give the Planet a Hand!
This lesson, perfect for first and second grade learners, will help kids become environmental activists as they think of ways to help the Earth! First, students will brainstorm examples of what it means to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Next, students will partake in a creative art project where they trace their hands and think of way ways they can give the planet a hand. This engaging activity integrates creative writing skills and Earth science.
1st grade
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Do You Know the Inner Planets?
Do You Know the Inner Planets?
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Do You Know the Inner Planets?
Use this lesson to teach your students the similarities and differences between Earth and the inner planets. They will be amazed by facts about our solar system!
3rd grade
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We've Got the Dirt!
We've Got the Dirt!
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We've Got the Dirt!
Help your students learn about earth with this lesson that teaches them about the most basic component-dirt!
2nd grade
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Diving into Earth's Oceans
Diving into Earth's Oceans
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Diving into Earth's Oceans
Get your students excited about geography with a lesson on Earth's oceans. After reading two different texts, they'll be ready to dive right into ocean paragraph writing.
4th grade
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Exploring Nature
Exploring Nature
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Exploring Nature
Allow students to make sense of the world through hands-on activities and play. This movement-centered lesson will let your students explore parts of nature that make up our great Earth.
1st grade
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Encourage curious young minds to explore the world above and below us with these Earth and space science lesson plans. The hands-on activities include building layers of the Earth using play dough, painting and labeling different types of rocks, exploring constellations, creating their own constellations, and learning about the water cycle, landforms, the solar system, and other aspects of Earth and space science.