popcorn representing the world's resources and calculator estimating value of trees

7th-9th Grade Activities for Budding Environmental Scientists

As a 7th grade Environmental Science teacher, I often turn to PLT for ideas and inspiration. So when my state adopted new environmental science content and guidelines earlier this year, I took a deep breath and opened my trustworthy PreK-8 Guide for inspiration. It’s helped me through previous curriculum and standards changes in years past, and not surprisingly, I found more than 15 engaging activities to strongly correlate with the new state guidelines.

tree circumference family activity

Teaching with i-Tree Family Activities

Four new easy-to-do activities using free online tools help parents, children and teens learn together about the many ecosystem services that trees provide.

Leaf phone photo app

Family Activity: Name That Tree

Download one of these free mobile apps to make identifying trees and the products they give us fun and educational for children and teens!

conserve water nature family activity

Conserve Water At Home

It’s easy to waste water and even easier to take clean water for granted. Identify ways you can conserve water in your home.

reuse and recycle nature family activity

Reuse and Recycle At Home

Use this chart to analyze how you currently dispose of items and ways you can reduce waste, reuse items, recycle, and compost.