Earth Day with voicethread & Discovery Education streaming

 Planet Earth

The World is Just Awesome!!

Lets not trash it, heat it up or waste it.  Look around you.  Look around class, the school, the community and your own home.  How can you make a difference?  Get a little info by watching, reading and listening to others.  The share your thoughts.  The only wrong answer is no answer.

I created an assignment in Discovery Education streaming for Earth Day.  I also incorporated the use of a great site, voicethread.com.  If you haven’t heard of it check out the assignment below by clicking on the link.

Teacher Printable Version: Earth Day streaming and voicethread assignment

Student Link to Discovery Education streaming Student Center.

Direct VoiceThread link.

Teacher Notes

Extension Hands-on: Trash sorting Lab
Never heard of it? It’s simple. Collect trash for a few days. (Important: No animal by-products! Don’t want to send anyone to the emergency room. Plant material perfectly ok, but put that left over pot roast in Fido’s bowl or simply another trash bag) Bring trash bag into school and have students sort it. You can give them sorting categories or even better have them come up with their own. Also throw in come process skills here, how do you measure how much? Let them figure it out.
Main Point: A lot trash, well just isn’t. How much(grams, volume, other) needs to go to the landfill?
Extension Media:
Got DE Streaming Plus? Have them watch a Planet Earth segment. The world rocks. Any will do, but “The Future” one is on topic. Don’t have DE Streaming PLUS.

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