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What Will You Do For Earth Day?

There's not much time left to plan!  Earth Day is quickly approaching on April 22!

Has Earth Day slipped up on you this year?  If you are like me, end of course testing is quickly approaching and there is hardly any time left to squeeze in anything extra.  But the nature lover in me just can't let Earth Day go by without a mention in my science classes.  Surely we can find 10-15 minutes on April 22 to celebrate Planet Earth.  Here are some fresh ideas for your science classroom that require little to no preparation time.

First, I have a FREE Earth Day PowerPoint in my TpT store.  It is about the history of Earth Day and what led to the creation of Earth Day over 40 years ago.  The PowerPoint is relatively short, and can be viewed in about 10 minutes.  All you have to do is download it and play it.  Easy-peasy!

Click this image to download my free PowerPoint.

Next, I have just been introduced to the most fabulous site.  It is called Nature Works Everywhere and is sponsored by The Nature Conservancy.  It is packed full with the most wonderful videos, each of which is accompanied by free downloadable lesson plans.

From the Nature Works Everywhere site:  "Nature Works Everywhere gives teachers, students and families everything they need to start exploring and understanding nature around the globe alongside Nature Conservancy scientists—interactive games, and interactive lesson plans that align to standards and can be customized for each classroom."

I love that the videos are relatively short.  They are extremely interesting and cover a variety of topics and concepts.  You can't go wrong by showing one of these in your class on Earth Day.

Click image to view these free lessons.

Finally, don't forget that there is an official Earth Day website.  You can check the site for events happening in your area.

This blog post is part of the Secondary Smorgasbord Blog hop event for secondary teachers.

Thanks to Darlene Anne Curran (The ELA Buffet) and Pamela Kranz (Desktop Learning Adventures) for hosting our monthly blog hop event!  

Curious to see What's Growin' in other secondary classrooms? Take a look at the great link ups below.



2 comments:

Happy Earth Day 2015 Poems said...

Happy Earth Day 2015 :)

Pamela Kranz said...

Amy, you come up with the best websites and resources. My pinterest boards are full of your recommendations! Thanks for some more awesome ideas.
Happy Earth Day!
Pam