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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Earth Day Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated annually on April 22. Although ideally everyday should be Earth Day, the annual holiday presents the perfect opportunity to learn more about earth science, ecology, and the environment.
DLTK: Earth Day Crafts
DLTK has a nice collection of Earth Day crafts and activities, starting with an article that explains the origins of Earth Day. “Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 and has been an important day ever since. It’s a day to reflect on our planet, our environment and what we can do to help keep them healthy.” The site includes coloring pages, puzzles, poems, songs, printables, worksheets and (of course) crafts.
EcoKids is Canada’s environmental youth education program, and even though site membership is restricted to Canadian youth groups, there’s oodles of material for non-members. My favorite section is Play and Learn, with activities, slide shows, quizzes, games and PDF printables in topics such as the environment, science, nature, wildlife and energy. For example, did you know that every year thousands of frogs get squashed crossing roads to reach seasonal habitats? You can help by finding frog habitats that span busy roads and educating local drivers about the issue.
EPA: Earth Day
Watch Earth Day videos, learn about its history, peruse community service ideas, play games, test yourself with quizzes, and download printable booklets including coloring books, and guides to climate change, waste, and recycling. The EPA also provides lesson plans for teachers and homework resources for students.
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Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Earth Day Printable
Earth Day Wikipedia Printable
Environmental Science Printable
Alternative Fuels Printable
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Quote of the Week
“After you understand about the sun and the stars and the rotation of the earth, you may still miss the radiance of the sunset.” ~~ Alfred North Whitehead ~~ (February 15, 1861 – December 30, 1947) American mathematician. Discover troves of quotes about, for example, attitude, experience, inspiration and learning at Lightafire.com.
Surfing the Calendar
National Frog Month April
National Garden Month April
Distracted Driving Awareness Month April
Financial Literacy Month April
California Earthquake Preparedness Month April
National Humor Month April
National Mathematics Education Month April
National Poetry Month April
Spain Cedes Gibraltar to Great Britain Apr 11, 1713
Civil War Begins with Confederate Attack on Fort Sumter Apr 12, 1861
Jonas Salk’s Polio Vaccine Declared Safe and Effective Apr 12, 1955
First Space Shuttle Launch Apr 12, 1981
Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday Apr 13, 1743
Alfred Butts’ (Inventor of Scrabble) Birthday Apr 13, 1899
Leonardo da Vinci’s Birthday Apr 15, 1452
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln Apr 15, 1865
Titanic Disaster Apr 15, 1912
National Park Week Apr 16-24, 2016
Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride Apr 18, 1775
San Francisco Earthquake Apr 18, 1906
National Playground Safety Week Apr 18-22, 2016
Pet Owners Day Apr 18, 2016
Revolutionary War Begins with Shot Heard ‘Round the World Apr 19, 1775