Free Earth Day Resources for your Classroom

As you plan your Earth Day activities, Discovery Education and its partners have a number of free resources to consider.  Browse some of the sites below and then share with us in the comments section below.  We love seeing pictures of what you use and how it’s being used in your classroom.

 

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Siemens Science Day
Suggested Grade Levels: K-6
Check out this site for hands-on science activities paired with videos to support inquiry teaching in your elementary classroom.  You’ll also find a teacher support center with best practice guides, monthly themes and an Ultimate Cool School sweepstakes.  Take a look at this month’s thematic activities, “We heart the earth!”.

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Science of Everyday Life
http://scienceofeverydaylife.com/teachers/k-to-two.cfm
Suggested Grade Levels: K-12
Take a look at this website for lesson plans, videos, interactives, virtual labs and more.  The tools one this site are for teachers, students and parents.  Take a look at a few of the lesson plans below for direct earth-day connections.

 


NutrientsLogo_screencaptureFrom the Ground Up – The Science of Soil
Suggested Grade Levels: 5-8
Review this program website to find free resources that highlight the importance of soil, soil nutrients and soil science to sustainable global plant and crop growth.  Organized for teachers, parents and students, review the lesson plans and digital explorations to prepare for our live virtual field trip next Thursday!
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