Tomorrow is Earth Day. Earlier this month I posted some resources for teaching about Earth Day and environmental science. If Earth Day has snuck up on you and you find yourself needing some resources for tomorrow, review my previous list of 10 environmental science resources. If you’re an elementary school teacher you will want to visit Scholastic’s Earth Day lesson materials and DLTK’s Earth Day Activities for Kids. DLTK’s Earth Day Activities for Kids features materials like coloring pages, games, and crafting projects.
National Geographic has some great resources for learning about environmental science and Earth Day. On the National Geographic website students can learn about the Green House Effect through an interactive lesson. After learning about global warming in the Green House Effect interactive lesson, students can learn about alternative energy through the Wind Power interactive lesson.
If you’re looking for some high-quality movies for Earth Day, Snag Films has put together a nice collection of high-quality documentaries including National Geographic’s film Human Footprint. As always, you can view the Snag Films documentaries on their website or embed them into your blog or website.