Earth Day

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Free Lessons

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How Do People’s Everyday Lives Affect Earth’s Systems?

Identify examples of how daily activities affect Earth’s systems. Then research how your daily activities impact the Earth. Find solutions to reduce our impact on Earth’s systems and share your findings with the class. (Elementary)

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How Can I Take Care of the World?

Create a brand new toy from items that would have been thrown away. (Elementary)

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Debating Policies 

Assume the role of a delegate to the United Nations in order to debate a resolution on global climate change. (Secondary)

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Featured Career Profiles

Explore careers in Earth and climate science. Consider assigning a group to read each and share what they’ve learned.

Additional Resources

See these collections for additional Earth Day ideas.

Earthday.org

Browse through a variety of resources on climate and environmental issues, then select an activity to engage your students on Earth Day.

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PBS Learning Media

Appreciate and admire the intricacies of planet Earth by exploring captivating videos on Earth systems and processes.   

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Environmental Protection Agency

Shop for lesson ideas and make a virtual trip to the EPA Exhibit to learn what the government is doing to protect public health and the environment.

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