Earth Day is Friday, April 22nd. As usual, Networked Teaching & Learning has some resources for such a day. Feel free to comment on this list and add any others you may use in the comments.
- TeachPaperless – We’ve mentioned this blog before, but they deserve another shout-out as the leader in the effort to reduce paper use in our schools. In particular, check out this great post on “Ten Paperless Math Assessment Strategies.”
- Larry Ferlazzo’s Best Earth Day Sites – Another favorite blog here is Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day. Larry does an amazing job accumulating all the best resources and Earth Day is no different. He also includes links to his lists of resources for introducing environmental issues in the classroom, online carbon calculators, climate change, and Earth Hour.
- CoolClimate Carbon Calculator – Here’s an excellent activity for students when researching their own impact on the environment.
- The EPA’s Earth Day Site – The Environmental Protection Agency’s website for Earth Day is loaded with events, activities, and information regarding environmental issues in the United States and around the world.
- How the iPhone & Trade-ins Help the Environment – For eBay’s Instant Sale feature, they’ve published the following infographic to demonstrate how selling used iPods, iPhones, and iPads helps the environment.
- Pedal-Driven: Behind the Film – This preview of a upcoming documentary describes a typical environmental issue that isn’t not black and white. This issue surrounding mountain biking in public forests could be a great opening for a WebQuest or inquiry-based lesson.
What resources are you using with your students for Earth Day?
Zac Early is an instructional specialist for the eMINTS National Center.