Send your students with an online Earth Day scavenger hunt to learn about the ways we can all help protect environmental surroundings. Those sites included in the hunt are filled with facts that will engage your students because they practice their reading, information gathering and check skills. The thrill from the hunt will lead them through compelling information about our world and the ways we are able to all really make a difference.

Here’s how it operates:

  • Download the Earth Day Scavenger Hunt Printable and distribute it to your students. Students can work individually or perhaps in pairs.
  • Send your students to this connect to get started.
  • Explain to your class that they will discover the answer to each question in the link provided, however they will need to read carefully.

Earth Day scavenger hunt answer key:

  1. The Earth Day Network hopes to plant 7.8 billion within the next five years.
  2. In 1962, Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring was published.
  3. Naturalist John Muir said, “The clearest distance to the universe is thru a forest wilderness.”
  4. The U.S. government created the Environmental Protection Agency after which passed The Clean Air, Water that is clean, and Endangered Species Acts.
  5. In accessory for being made of hemp and wood, paper can be created from panda poop!
  6. Effects of climate change and global warming include higher temperatures and more prolonged high temperatures, warmer oceans, rising sea levels, alterations in plant life cycles, thawing permafrost, less snow and ice, alterations in animal migration and life cycles, damaged corals, and changing snow and rain patterns.
  7. It may take as much as 700 years for plastic to decompose (break up) inside a landfill.
  8. Throwaway toxic electronics like cell phones are called e-trash.
  9. A single tree can absorb one lot of CO2 over its lifetime.
  10. Kids can recycle aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles, and paper and cardboard. Kids can unplug gadgets, turn down the thermostat, use air-conditioning less, and ride their bikes or walk rather than getting car rides. Kids can conserve water by turning off the faucet if they are brushing their teeth by taking shorter showers.

So join our planet Day movement together with your students and get planting!

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