Explore Your Environment
Directions: Spend 15 minutes outside or inside your home
or school. Use your senses to answer these questions:
1. List everything you see.
2. Breathe in and describe what
3. Close your eyes and list the sounds that you hear.
Where did they come from?
4. Touch something (not another
person) close by and describe how it feels.
Learning About Your Environment
One of the booklets on the
environment that I wrote for
Culver Company, Inc.
by Cybrary Man
Cooperative Learning Activity – Environment
Earth Day which should be celebrated every day
lends itself to several cooperative learning sessions.
After doing research on their topic they have
to come up with a final product to illustrate what they have
learned. Projects can include recyclable art, compost heap,
explanation of the recycling symbols, layered rainforest bulletin
board, house showing possible toxic products, etc.
You can divide your class into the following
groups where the students will be experts in these areas:
The Toxic House
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
My Rainforest page
Works (How Stuff Works)
Open the Door to B4: Compost in a Bucket
Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy Sites
Green Technology & Alternative Energy
Global Warming - Climate Change
Change Kids Site
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Global Warming - NFW
Greenhouse Effect - animated diagram
Alarming Facts about Global Warming
Climate Change Wildlife and Wildlands - Toolkit
Acid Precipitation Sites
Clean Air Market Programs -
- Ozone Resource Page
Waste and Hazardous Substances
How Can My
Community Reduce Waste?
Tox Town: An Interactive
Guide to Commonly Encountered Toxic Substances
EPA Careers US EPA
Animal Info -
Information on Rare, Threatened and Endangered Mammals
Air Pollution and Weather
How Pollution Affects Climate and Weather | eHow
Air Quality | Clean
Air | Air Pollution