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Earth Explorers

Brilliant activities to cultivate curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking!!

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Getting Started

Curiosity is the one invincible thing in nature! Use these flexible, fifteen-minute activities to get your class curious about our wonderful world, the threats it faces, and what they can do to help! You can use them however you’d like, in whatever order you’d like, to meet the needs of your learners.

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Lesson 1

Wonderful World

Students explore a world map that connects to a collection of Thinglinks, each of which includes fascinating information about Earth’s amazing biomes.

Hazards to Our Home
Lesson 2

Hazards to Our Home

Students explore an interactive picture to discover important information about threats to our environment.

Found Art
Lesson 3

Found Art

Students put the idea of “reusing” into practice by turning trash into treasure—creating sculptures from things that would otherwise be thrown out.

Lesson 4

Take Action

Students put their learning into action by exploring three ways to help our planet, then decide how they will use their powers to help save Earth!

Want More?

If you like Earth Explorers, you’ll LOVE the Blue Apple project State of Sustainability, where students learn about sustainable development and share their learning with the world!

Use the discount code TIMELY to save 10% off on any Blue Apple projects!

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