Created by the members of the Society of Emerging Educators at Temple University Ambler for EarthFest
The members of the Society of Emerging Educators (SEE) at Temple University Ambler developed these lesson ideas intended for elementary school students to supplement the EarthFest experience. We hope the teachers that bring their students to EarthFest will find these engaging activities useful for their classrooms before and after EarthFest.
There is a recommended lesson for each grade, kindergarten through fourth. Although the lessons meet Pennsylvania state standards for particular grades, they can be adjusted to meet the needs of your class! The lessons will, hopefully, foster an enhanced understanding of the importance of sustainability and how students play a crucial role in protecting and preserving our environment and communities.
You don’t have to attend EarthFest to use this resource, however! We hope that these activities can bring EarthFest to you no matter where you are!
Many of the online resources in this document were found through learningscience.org, a “free and open learning community for sharing new and emerging tools to teach science.” These tools can help connect teachers and students to science.