Learning about trees is a great introduction to many subject areas – from science to music to geography. Here are some outdoor lesson ideas for students in any grade.
Whether you regularly use the outdoors as a classroom or tend to hesitate every time you take your class outside, this unit is an invitation to increase the quantity and quality of your K-2 learners’ contact with nature and trees.
The best way to keep your students focused and learning during the lead up to trick-or-treat is to bring Halloween into the classroom.
Use this book’s beautiful, scientifically-accurate illustrations, playful rhymes, and a game of search-and-find, to help children in grades K-4 experience the majesty of redwood trees.
Almost everyone who attends a PLT in-person workshop praises the experience. In our continual efforts to innovate based on educator needs, PLT offers online professional development for our new e-units, PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide, Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood, as well as GreenSchools.
Energy in Ecosystems for grades 3-5, and Carbon & Climate for grades 6-8. These new units are available online to educators across the country, just in time to plan for the upcoming school year.
Incorporating art projects into a lesson plan about temperate deciduous forests is a great way to make learning fun. Using recycled and waste materials can make these projects more eco-friendly.
Predators and prey animals use camouflage so they don’t attract too much attention. Here are examples of color matching, disruptive coloration, self-decoration, active camouflage, and mimesis.
Designed to be easy for teachers to access and use, these self-contained units of instruction are fully online.
Earth Day is about raising awareness about the importance of protecting our planet and taking action. Use these activities to inspire your students to take action this Earth Day, and every day.