Earth Day STEAM Centers
Hey y'all! Are you as excited about April as I am?! We're in the last few weeks of school and the feelings are electrifying. Earth Day is just around the corner (which is also our 1st wedding anniversary!) and I couldn't help but put together a little STEAM unit on it. :)
On Monday, we set up a pollution experiment to investigate on Friday and build schema by reading stories about Earth Day.
Tuesday through Thursday, we learn all about the 3 R's (reduce, reuse, recycle) and conservation by visiting a series of 6 science stations.
On Friday, we examine our pollution experiment from Monday and write about how we can help the Earth with this fun little writing prompt.
This sweet and simple STEAM unit is sure to get your littles excited about Earth Day. For more information, you can check it out in my TpT store here.
I also just recently added this conservation color by code activity to my store as well. Students read the descriptions and decide if it's something they can recycle or reuse, or a way to reduce. My students love activities like these and they have such great conversations as they help each other decide on the answer. You can find this activity here.
You can also find a digital version of the STEAM centers for use with Google Classroom. Sometimes we have copy limits, sometimes we have a pandemic that shuts down school, sometimes we feel bad making paper copies for a lesson on recycling. Either way, this Earth Day for Google Classroom unit has all the meat of the above unit without the paper or the experiment. You could still have students set up the pollution experiment and comment in Google Classroom with their thoughts.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you found some great lessons for your classroom. I'm always adding new resources to my TPT store so be sure to follow me so you don't miss a thing. Have a wonderful week and stay tuned for more science units coming soon!