Think Green: Earth Day Project Ideas: Grades 3-5

April 22 has been celebrated as Earth Day since 1970.
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April 22 has been celebrated as Earth Day since 1970.

April 22 has been celebrated as Earth Day since 1970. Although we should be practicing the recycling and energy saving suggestions outlined here every day, it is good to have a day to remind us and focus on how we can be responsible citizens. The activities suggested cover the curriculum from language arts to science to art. Write a story about a recycled product, plant some seeds in a recycled plastic bottle, make a mobile featuring endangered animals, and draw signs to help your family remember how to use less water and energy. Links to outside sites are provided to help with research.

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Glossopedia: Earth Day

This site shares Earth Day celebrations in countries around the world by ringing bells, holding rallies, performing skits, planting trees, holding theme parties, and having car-free streets.

All About Earth Day

All About Earth Day Senator Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day, has created an informative site displaying his convictions and the subsequent founding of the environmental movement and the first Earth Day in 1970. The Teacher's Lounge provides curriculum and activities for Earth Day,

Earth Day Network

The Earth Day Network's main goal is to coordinate Earth Day activities worldwide.  The site contains an almost endless supply of learning activities and lesson plans to bring to your classroom, as well as environmental news and ways to get