2024 Earth Day Activity Guide for 9-12

2024 Earth Day Activity Guide for 9-12

Explore our Earth Day guide tailored for high school (grade levels 9th-12th) teachers, brimming with Earth Day lesson plans, hands-on activities, worksheet templates, art projects, and games. Ignite the desire for environmental protection in your students and cultivate a passion for preserving our planet Earth’s natural world. Let the journey to eco-conscious minds begin!

Just Print and Go!

Support classroom learning experience with printable vocabulary cards, writing prompts, and art activities. Invite students to use new vocabulary when responding to a writing prompt as part of bell work or create a piece of art to celebrate the day.

Earth Day 9-12 Activities

Lessons by Teachers, for Teachers

Looking for lessons to teach on Earth Day? Teach about environmental issues, climate solutions, and ecological justice through these lessons written by educators Denise Linder and Breck Foster.

Denise Linder

Meet The Teacher Who Created: Climate Solutions Scenarios with En-ROADS

Denise has been teaching 9-12 HS Chemistry in MA for the past 14 years, along with courses in Biology and Environmental Science. 

Climate Solutions Scenarios with En-ROADS
Breck Foster

Meet The Teacher Who Created: Ecocide: A Tool for Ecological Justice

Breck Foster is a Social Studies and Spanish teacher.

Ecocide: A Tool for Ecological Justice

Engaging Games, Projects, and Activities

Increase student engagement through these thought-provoking and challenging Earth Day resources. Students can learn about the impacts of plastics, design a city, participate in classroom activities, and play interactive games.

Plastic Pollution Quiz

Students will answer ten questions and receive feedback and explanations to help them fully understand the depth of plastic pollution.

EDO Plastics & Human Health Quiz
The Best Solutions to Climate Change
Snowman Game
City of the Future Climate Project Educator Guide

Take Action for Earth Month

Celebrate Earth Month by taking one action a day! Explore a calendar full of resources chosen for each day of Earth Month. Whether you are looking to teach a whole lesson or simply share a video with your students, you can find what you are looking for here!

Earth Month Calendar

Next Steps

Incorporating fun Earth Day activities like planting trees, recycling, and local park cleanups into your Earth Day curriculum fosters environmental stewardship in students. Through engaging lessons on ecosystems, water pollution, and climate change, you can inspire a lifelong commitment to the planet's well-being. Interactive tools, science experiments, and fun Earth Day projects, suitable for all grades, make learning about sustainability both educational and enjoyable. Happy teaching and happy Earth Day!

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