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PreK-8 Activity 87 - Earth Manners

PreK-8 Activity 87 - Earth Manners

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Technology Connections
Sample Rules Using Graphic Organizer Software
     Rich Text Format (open using Word)
     Inspiration Document (go to to download the required program)

Additional Resources

Superfund for Students - At this EPA website, students can learn about four different types of hazardous waste (groundwater contamination, surface water contamination, soil contamination, and air contamination) and how to clean up each type. Later, students can test their knowledge of hazardous wastes with the Superfund Scavenger Hunt or Superfund quiz.

Earth & Sky Radio Show Correlations
This activity can be supplemented with related Earth & Sky radio show audio and transcripts, available for free download, for use in your classroom.
 - Jo Pierce: 'Private forests mean income, and much more'  
 - Jo Pierce’s Tree Farm Sustained with Careful, Long-term thinking

Reading Connections

All the Way to the Ocean. Harper, Joel. ISBN 0971425418. Publisher: Freedom Three Publishing 2006. A delightful read that teaches the young how they can participate in keeping our oceans and their inhabitants clean. Beautifully illustrated; it is an inspiring book that's also printed using recycled paper and soy inks. A great gift to begin teaching children that they can make a difference for the environment. Grades 2-6.

Crinkleroot’s Guide to Walking in Wild Places. Arnosky, Jim. ISBN 0027058425. Publisher: Bradbury Press. 1990. Crinkleroot the forest dweller provides tips for walking in wild places and avoiding such hazards as ticks, poisonous plants, and wild animals. Grades K-3. 

Rivers. Carlisle, Norman and Madelyn. ISBN 0516416456. Publishers: Children’s Press. 1982. Describes how a river begins and grows and how it influences the land that it flows through. Also discusses the many ways people use rivers and the importance of keeping them clean and unpolluted. Grades K-4. 

The Wartville Wizard. Madden, Don. ISBN 0689716672. Publisher: Aladdin.
1986. An old man fights a town of litterbugs by magically sending each piece of trash back to the person who dropped it. Grades PreK-2. 

Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai. Nivola, Claire A. ISBN 0374399182. Publisher; Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2008. Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai learned that Kenya’s farming practices were threatening the well-being of her fellow citizens. To combat the situation,Wangari encouraged women to begin planting trees. Learn how one person’s actions can truly make a difference. Grades K-4. 

Do Not Disturb. Tafuri, Nancy. ISBN 0688065414. Publisher: Greenwillow Books. 1987. The movements and actions of a family camping in the woods cause the forest creatures to also move, scurry, and make noise. Grades K-3. 

Just a Dream. Van Allsburg, Chris. ISBN 0395533082. Publisher: Houghton
Mifflin. 1990. When he has a dream about a future Earth devastated by pollution,Walter begins to understand the importance of taking care of the environment. Grades 1-5. 

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