Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day 2015!

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22nd, aiming to raise awareness for environmental protection. The event was first celebrated in the United States of America in 1970, and today is celebrated in over 190 countries around the world. 

Being such a widely recognised event, there are endless activities for all ages. The Earth Day Network provides "The Climate Education Week Toolkit", which is a free, easy-to-use, and has ready-to-go resources with everything you need. The Toolkit includes a week’s worth of lesson plans, activities, and contests for K-12 students that meet Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core (and would also easily meet Australian and other countries standards). Each day covers a different theme related to climate change with two highlighted activities handpicked by Earth Day Network for your use.
If you just want some simply, fun activities head to Pinterest -a teacher (and stay-at-home/home-schooling parents) best friend! You'll find a tonne of activities, from simple find-a-words and colouring-in pages, to science experiments and writing activities. 

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