Celebrate Earth Day

Sian Evans
14th April 2016
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Lesson plans and activity ideas to engage pupils with Earth Day

Earth Day is a worldwide environmental movement, which takes place on 22 April every year, and is an ideal opportunity to get your students thinking about their environmental footprint both in and outside of the classroom.

To help you to enthuse your learners, we've picked a handful of primary and secondary resources along this year's #Trees4Earth theme, as well as for a broader study of the environment.

#Trees4Earth resources

Take your KS1 class outside to learn about what trees do for the world with this exploratory activity pack, including measuring, identification and bingo tasks.

With indoor and outdoor activities, KS2 pupils might prefer this active, investigatory lesson in which they can discover more about trees from the trees themselves.

Introduce your secondary students to deforestation and the impact of destruction using this thought-provoking presentation.

Primary resources

Inspire the conservationists of tomorrow with these well-structured lesson plans for each year, outlining clear curriculum links.  

Explore the ways in which we can care for the environment with this comprehensive Earth Day toolkit £4.50, packed full of activities from writing prompts to cause-and-effect worksheets.

Pupils can try and avoid becoming eco-horrors in this colourful board game, which highlights the little things they can do to look after the planet.

Secondary resources

Examine the impact of climate change and help learners reflect on worldwide environmental issues with this short film and information pack, using African countries as a case study. 

Investigate the six Rs of sustainability with this visually-appealing presentation £5 and accompanying activities, such as planning a blog post to get students thinking about how to look after the planet.

Explore how Earth Day is every day for Nasa’s observing satellites with this informative activity booklet, which explores how their work gives us a better understanding of the environment. 

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