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Teacher Resource Library

EarthX is committed to connecting educators and students with our environmental contacts in order to share expertise and education. Please review the offerings listed below with the following goals in mind:
  • Content You Are Needing
  • Thinking Skills You Wish to Develop
  • Products You Wish to Have Created
  • Targeted Age Group
  • Length of Activity
  • Content You Are Needing
  • Thinking Skills You Wish to Develop
  • Products You Wish to Have Created
  • Targeted Age Group
  • Length of Activity
Help Us Grow These Resources

This is an organic list that is intended to grow with its offerings. Please send any lessons you think would be valuable to share with the education community to edu.earthx.org. Please send videos in mp4 format (no longer than 10 minutes) and documents in PDF format.

Student Exhibitor Projects

C+ Model for Sustainable Housing

Teachers Darren Carollo and Anna Smith led students from Dallas Academy as they created a model of a one-of-a-kind sustainable home. This project won the Best Overall Award at the EarthX 2019 Expo for student exhibitors in Division 2.

Environmental K-12 Lessons

Earth School

Earth School provides a month of daily adventures – or Quests – with a goal for students to better understand our natural world, while learning about how dependent we are on our planet. Each lesson is rich in interactive resources compiled by Earth experts. Join in to learn more, create, act and share your journey (#EarthSchool) towards a cleaner and greener life.

EarthDate

EarthDate is a weekly radio program providing fun and informative episodes which focus on the workings and complexity of our planet — its geology, its environment, and its major geologic events. The EarthDate website is where episodes can be heard and materials accessed and downloaded free of charge.

EarthX 2020 Youth Virtual Programming

Showcased renowned speakers on making a difference in our environment. Along with directions on how to replay the speaker session, each document includes 3 questions suitable for group discussion or independent student reflection. (Grade levels a suggestion only-please preview to determine appropriateness for your students.)

EarthX 2021 Inspire Through Eco-Art Competition

It will be announced in Mid-May. Young artists in grades K-12 can create a piece of art, either 2-D or 3-D, that illustrates the message of the theme: No Time to Waste. Contestants can use any medium or combination of media.

National Geographic Education Resources

Bring National Geographic to your students through lessons, maps, and reference resources. Find a wide range of topics with many easy-to-implement at-home lessons.

Earth Day Network

A non-profit organization with a mission to educate and activate people to take positive action for the planet. Here are educational and engaging environmental activities to do at home. Activities are aimed at a variety of students (Ages 5+).

Learning from Prehistoric Climate Change

Mark Broughton, Dallas ISD STEM Environmental Education Center Director, created this 5th-grade lesson, complete with informational links. This 3-part lesson includes TEKS specific to each activity.

Popular Educational Resources about the Ocean and Atmosphere

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has a vast K-12 offering of educational opportunities. Visit this site for links to a variety of virtual lessons, including how to hold hundreds of datasets in the palm of your hand with the SOS Explorer.

Ocean Zones and an Upcycled Kid’s Craft

Living Porpoisefully is a website full of all things ocean. The husband and wife team of former teachers share lessons about the seas’ wonders. They are featured in the NOAA newsletter. This lesson has content about ocean zones.

Water-Use It Wisely

The Water-Use It Wisely campaign is one of the largest educational water conservation outreach programs in the world and is packed full of teacher/family activities and information.

Week of Resourcefulness

Itron and Discovery Education have partnered to create an innovative, engaging, standards-aligned program encouraging middle school students to explore the relationship between water and energy through the lens of conservation. The Week of Resourcefulness lessons cover both local and global energy and water conservation.

Environmental Educators’ Week Resources

National Education Foundation (NEEF) is a non-partisan, non-advocacy organization working to make the environment more accessible, relatable, relevant, and connected to people’s daily lives. Check out this link for the lessons geared for Environmental Educators’ Week.

The Grey Water Project

Shreya Ramachandra, the Student Sustainability Commissioner for Fremont, CA, has been passionate about science and the environment since she was in sixth grade. She has developed this grey water curriculum is designed for 3-5 grade students.

Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans Creative Coloring Book

The Pangea Seed Foundation just released their first volume of Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans Creative Coloring Companion. Geared for Secondary students and above, students can learn about the condition of the seas, see how they can help and destress while coloring.