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K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences

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Earth Month Calendar

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  • This resource is a calendar of activities for Earth Day that students can use to learn about, celebrate, and protect the Earth for the entire month of April.
  • Each day has a theme and highlights various resources and activities for different grade levels.
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  • Students will feel inspired by their ability to take daily action to help create a healthier and more sustainable planet.
  • The calendar includes activities for all different grade levels and subjects.

Additional Prerequisites


  • Students can complete the activities in class or as homework.
  • Teachers and students can take the pledge to Make Climate a Class during World Wide Climate Justice and Education Week (April 1-8, 2024), which is linked on slide 2. Teachers can also access additional climate education resources specific to their grade level and subject.
  • Teachers can use any daily theme to challenge students to research the topic and identify additional related resources or activities.
  • If time is limited, teachers can use the calendar as a choice board and let students select a few actions throughout the month.
  • For more Earth Day resources check out SubjectToClimate's Earth Day Guide to find lessons, activities, and games for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
Scientist Notes
This resource is a conglomerate of SubjectToClimate resources collected to celebrate Earth Day all through April. It is filled with scientist-reviewed resources and activities and is recommended for teaching.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
      • 5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
      • HS-ESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
      • D4.7.6-8 Assess their individual and collective capacities to take action to address local, regional, and global problems, taking into account a range of possible levers of power, strategies, and potential outcomes.
      • D4.7.K-2 Identify ways to take action to help address local, regional, and global problems.
      • D4.7.3-5 Explain different strategies and approaches students and others could take in working alone and together to address local, regional, and global problems, and predict possible results of their actions.
      • D4.7.9-12 Assess options for individual and collective action to address local, regional, and global problems by engaging in self-reflection, strategy identification, and complex causal reasoning.
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