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• Children can learn this "rap" song as it's written or can substitute their own words about items that can be reduced, reused, or recycled.
• from "landfill" to "reduce"
• Use this Venn to compare various Earth Day issues. Suggestions included.
• Use this Earth Day-related Venn diagram to compare things related to Earth Day and the environment.
• Use this Venn diagram to compare items that can be recycled.
• Use this three-part Venn diagram to compare the concepts of REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE.
• A two page glossary of 32 words related to composting. Teacher's Note included.
• Make as many words as you can from EARTH DAY.
• "It takes 55% less water to make recycled paper than normal paper... How much water would the same factory use to make the same amount of normal paper?" Five word problems with an environmental theme.
• "We know that, on average, each tree absorbs from 13 to 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year. We have planted 15 trees. How much carbon dioxide absorption will the trees we’ve already planted enable in the next 50 years?" Five math problems with an environmental theme.
• From "hazardous" to "recycling bin".
• From "bin" to "reuse". Primary.
• Find the environment-theme words from "bottles" to "world" in this raindrop-shaped word search.
• Find the recycling-theme words from "ecology" to "water" in this rectangular word search.
• Word Search puzzle of easy vocabulary words related to recycling.
• Lined paper with a cartoon illustration of the Earth at the top. (elementary) (20 pt. line, 1.25 spaces between lines)
• Two pages of lined paper with illustrations of recycling and the earth in the left-hand border, and at the top, respectively. Use for reports,poem, or stories. Great for final drafts.
• "Write about ways you can help." Lined paper with an Earth Day illustration at the top and a writing prompt.
• Here is an activity for students to complete to help keep the Earth clean and healthy.

• Here is a plan of action for students to complete to help keep the Earth clean and healthy.

• "The recycling bin was as full as..." Develop writing skills and imagination with these simile prompts for elementary/ upper elementary students.
• "Recycling is as easy as..." Help develop writing skills and imagination with these simile prompts for primary students.
• Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Creating a 30 second advertisement script is a fun marketing assignment. It also develops an understanding of the relationship between wildlife and human activity. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.