Earth Day Lesson Plans Roundup


Probably the best thing to do for classes on Earth Day is to get out of the classroom and enjoy the beauty of the earth, or perhaps clean up a bit.

You may not have that option. It’s not too late to plan a classroom lesson.

Here’s a nice list of online resources:

Book list:

One last thought, to share with older students… Stephen Jay Gould, one of our favorite science writers, said that the whole concept of “Saving the Planet” was just good PR work. The planet, he said, would be fine no matter what we did. Changes in the environment really are harmful to us, and our environmental activism has the power to save humans, not the planet. How’s that for a thought-provoking writing prompt?


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