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.
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.
Download one of these free mobile apps to make identifying trees and the products they give us fun and educational for children and teens!
Trees improve air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide and pollution, reduce flood risks, and provide energy savings. Calculate the dollar value of trees using i-Tree MyTree.
Planting trees around your home can improve how it looks, plus trees provide important environmental benefits. Use i-Tree Species to determine what tree to plant.
Did you know you can reduce heating and cooling costs by strategically planting trees around your home? Use i-Tree Design to determine where to plant trees for maximum energy savings.
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.
How healthy is your home? There are many simple things that you can do to improve the health of your 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.
Use this chart to analyze how you currently dispose of items and ways you can reduce waste, reuse items, recycle, and compost.