Think Earth Education

Think Earth is (a non-profit provider of environmental education for primary schools and families) has released its 4th and 5th grade environmental lesson entitled, Waste Invaders. Talk about fighting for conserving natural resources!!

It’s used as a companion to its K-3 units—just in time for Earth Day (April 22nd) Think Earth provides easy (just download from the website).  It’s also free environmental lessons. Lessons that teachers or families can use to teach kids. Yup. To teach more about planetary manners.

It’s therefore essential to be providing environmental education at an early age. So we can create generations of citizens whose collective behaviors will improve our earth. As well as the health of our neighborhoods and planet.

Below is more information on Think Earth and the K-5 environmental education units, which you can find here: curriculum.

Think Earth Curriculum: 

Think Earth provides kindergarten through fifth grade teachers and families access to free materials! All to teach students about the environment. As well as the everyday behaviors that can help protect it. The Think Earth Curriculum was originally launched as a print-based program, which used by more than 60,000 teachers nationwide. Each unit aligned with Common Core State Standards, Also, Next Generation Science Standards and the McREL Standards Compendium. Furthermore and only takes a few days to teach or read to kids at home. Each lesson helps kids think about the environment. Finally and then take action to conserve natural resources, cut waste, and reduce pollution.  

 

LOS ANGELES — The Think Earth Environmental Education Foundation, a leading non-profit provider of environmental education for primary and secondary schools, is making its award-winning curriculum available free online. Kindergarten through fifth grade teachers can now access free Think Earth materials at www.thinkearth.org to teach students about the environment and the everyday behaviors that can help protect it. Updated Think Earth units for grades four through eight in development and will be available online in sometime in 2016.

 

The Think Earth Curriculum originally launching as a print-based program, which used by more than 60,000 teachers nationwide. Each of the behavior-based instructional units provides teachers with everything they need. All to teach five to eight environmental lessons. Materials include a teacher’s guide, posters, handouts, practice exercises, videos, and songs. Each lesson helps students think about the environment and then take action to conserve natural resources, cut waste, and lower pollution. Students also receive Family Activity Sheets that educate parents about the program and encourage students to share Think Earth behaviors at home.

 

Core concepts explored in the Think Earth curriculum by grade level include:

Kindergarten: Jay’s Tree: Students learn the benefits of trees and the importance of conserving natural resources.

1. Grade 1: Bernie and the School Bus: Students learn that everything comes from the environment and how to use water, paper, electricity, and natural gas wisely.

2. Grade 2: The Rascals: Students learn to reduce, reuse, or recycle products to conserve natural resources and reduce pollution.

3. Grade 3: Trashbot: Students learn that waste from the production, distribution, consumption, and disposal of products can pollute our land, water, and air.

4. Grades 4-5: Waste Invaders (Mini Unit)- Students learn about reducing solid and liquid waste, where our trash and wastewater come from, where they go, and how to reduce the amount of solid waste and wastewater we produce. 

Finally, the Think Earth curriculum developed by Educational Development Specialists, Inc. Each unit aligned with Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the McREL Standards Compendium. It is supported by: Edison International, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, South Coast Air Quality Management District. Also, Water Replenishment District of Southern California, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and Southern California Gas Company. That’s also along with others.

In conclusion, the curriculum received a number of honors. Some including the President’s Environment and Conservation Challenge Award. As well as the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award. That’s in the Children’s Environmental Education group from the California. Finally, a complete list of awards available at http://thinkearth.org/about-us/#Awards.

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