Earth Day Activities and Ideas

Games, 5E Lesson Plans, Ideas and Projects.

Are you looking for Earth Day activities, ideas or projects for your students? You’ve come to the right place. The Legends of Learning resource page provides access to free public Earth Day games, some Earth Week lesson plans to go along with those games, and a wide variety of curated activities and resources.

Earth Day Games

Looking for engagement and learning at the same time? Legends of Learning has published two shared assignments for Earth Day along with 5E lesson plans. You can create a free Legends of Learning teacher account to create your own game-based assignment for Earth Day. Our platform of more than 2000 math and science games for grades 3-8 altogether) are sure to meet your needs. 

Earth Day Activities, Projects and Resources

Looking for activities and ideas to do more in your classroom for this Earth Day? You’re in luck. Check out these two mega-lists of things to do to learn about the environment.

Earth Day Lesson Plans and Assignments

If you want a more formal lesson for Earth Week, we’ve published two 5E lesson plans along with two game-based assignments. In addition, you can create a free Legends of Learning teacher account in order to create game-based assignments for Earth Day. 

The Earth Day Opportunity

 

Every April, science takes center stage at school with Earth Day activities, often dubbed Earth Week depending on your district. The days leading up to Earth Day offer teachers a great opportunity to heighten student interest in the environment and science as a whole. Engaging students in science requires a variety of techniques. A simple lecture will not suffice. Instead, use a range of Earth Day activities and projects in the field, in the classroom, and online to make environmental concepts come alive. In addition to the resources offered on this page, you can find critical resources to help across the web:

  • This year’s theme from the Earth Day Network is restoring our earth. Their site offers toolkits for teachers to educate students on issues revolving around plastic.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosts an array of lesson ideas to help teachers educate their students about Earth Day and the environment.
  • NASA will be hosting a virtual Earth Day event – from Wednesday, April 21, through Saturday, April 24 – aimed at how to live more sustainably on our home planet, and exploring the connections between Earth’s atmosphere, water cycle, forests, fields, cities, ice caps, and climate. 
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