How are you going to celebrate Earth Day?

Posted by Big Universe on Apr 18, 2012 1:26:12 PM

 

Did you know Earth Day is coming soon?

What do you think Earth Day means?

Why do you think we celebrate it?

According to the EPA Kids Page:

Earth Day is a Birthday!! Just like a birthday is a special day to celebrate a person, Earth Day is a special day that celebrates the Earth. Earth Day was born on April 22, 1970, in San Francisco, California. Every year, America and over 100 different countries join together in the celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd. Earth Day is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide. On Earth Day, we remember to appreciate nature and learn ways to protect our environment. Find ways that you can help keep the planet clean and help protect our environment!

On the EPA Kids Page linked above, you can find some great activities and a list of books, but you can find book related to Earth and things on Earth here on Big Universe Learning too!

Let's start off exploring a book by Derek Zobel called Earth!

What better place would there be for us to start?

What do you think you can learn from this book?

What genre do you think it is?

What are some characteristics of that genre?

After we finish this book, let's move on to Spaceship Earth ...

Just from knowing the title of the book, do you predict this book will be about?

Does looking at the cover illustration help you make a better prediction?

Here is a quick summary of this book so you can check your predictions:

Earth is made up of atmosphere that protects us from the sun and contains our air supply. The next part is the hydrosphere, which is all the water on the planet. The third is the geosphere, the rocks. All three parts are closely connected. If we do not take care of one part of Earth, such as the ocean, we hurt the entire planet. Scientists all over the world are working to find ways to reduce pollution and make our Earth healthier.

Did you know that you can find lots of books about the plants, animals, and people that live on Earth on Big Universe Learning?

There sure is a lot to choose from to read in order to celebrate Earth Day!

You could even write your own book about Earth for Earth Day here using the publishing tools!

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