This resource provides three age-appropriate lesson plans from the Earth Warriors curriculum.
In Lesson 1, students learn about the Earth Warriors community and use natural materials to create their own artwork.
In Lesson 2, students learn about polar habitats and the animals that live there.
In Lesson 3, students investigate melting ice.
Very young students can learn about the climate in an age-appropriate way.
The additional activities and resources for each lesson provide a wealth of ideas for extension activities, including templates for coloring pages and an Earth Warriors theme song with accompanying dance moves.
Teachers will need a projector or screen to display the presentation slides and videos, unless they are assigned for computer use.
Other materials needed include ice blocks and muffin trays for freezing ice, small animal figurines, flour, baby oil, salt, printed Earth Warriors badges and animal sorting cards, and natural materials.
These lessons are appropriate for Kindergarten or Preschool students as young as 3 years old.
A version of these lessons recommended for students aged 5-8 is available here.
Other resources related to this topic include this art activity to make a reusable bag, this lesson about recycling, and this nature show and tell lesson.
This resource features three elementary lessons for students to explore the impact of global warming on the climate system, ecological habitats, and the ocean. The activities embeded in the lessons would build students' capacity and confidence to engage in environmental sustainability and climate action in their community. This resource is ideal for teaching.
National Core Arts Standards
Visual Arts: Standard 1 - Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
VA:Cr1.1.Ka Engage in exploration and imaginative play with materials.
Visual Arts: Standard 2 - Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
VA:Cr2.3.Ka Create art that represents natural and constructed environments.