Earth Day
Happy Earth Day! A Celebration of Biodiversity! Download the Seek by iNaturalist app onto your iOS or Android device, go outside, explore, and learn about nature all around you.

Today’s Activities

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Read and watch

Prior to downloading the Seek app visit this website and learn about what it can do. *make sure you have permission from a parent or guardian. 

Complete this wordsearch

Read this article about Greta Thunberg. Work on the worksheet at the end of the google drive together. 

 

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Math

Download this first worksheet to work with Angle Relationships With Parallel Lines. If you’d like a challenge, download this second worksheet to work with Writing Algebraic Expressions.

Work on measurements by following the recipe provided or whatever you already planned for dinner. Match measuring cups and spoons to the measurements on this worksheet. 

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science

Do you think your neighborhood has a lot or a little biodiversity?

What is biodiversity?

Read about Biodiversity HotSpots around the world here. Then complete this worksheet.

Watch this video and think about what kinds of electric devices could work smarter in the future. 

Watch these two videos about Greta and Recycling. Discuss how you can help save the world, and the community we live in.

GRETA THUNBERG | Draw My Life

How Recycling Works!

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History

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Read about the history of Earth Day here.

Watch this video about Earth Day history and write down 5 things you learned about Earth Day.

 Look at these mini articles giving more information about the history of Greta and Sweden.

 

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Move & Freeze

Take your family and go on a walk to observe nature. Use the Seek app to take pictures of and learn about plant and animal species near your home.

First, have your child do some warm up stretches: 10-15 arm circles (front and backwards), 15 jumping jacks, running in place for 30 seconds, 10 leg squats, 10 push ups and sit ups then go to GoNoodle and have your child pick a couple of PE/Dance videos. 

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Use the Seek by iNaturalist app or just take a photo of a natural plant or animal near your home. This activity is geared to encourage outdoor exploration of wild biodiversity (rather than pets, zoo animals, or garden plants).

Upload your photo by April 29, 2020 and write a short explanation of why you chose that photo to share. Was it something new you found? Was it something that has been there a long time but you never knew the name of it until now? Or is it just your favorite photo? You will be required to sign in with your school Google account in order to complete this form and submit. 

Learn how to make sunprints here

Make your own recycle bin or signs for at home recycling! use an old box or extra trash can to recycle in. make a sign for plastic recycling and one for cans.

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