Earth & Space science tends to be the starting point for most people. Parents and teachers are comfortable with nature studies and can point to pollution. This is a resource page to help you get started with hands on Environmental Science, Earth & Space Science, and Nature Studies. If you have a resource that you would like added to this page, contact me.
This is part of the month long Science Celebration that I know you don't want to miss. The purpose is to Stop Teaching Kids to Hate Science and create hands-on learning activities that will inspire our next generation of problem finders and solution seekers. Some of the links provided might be affiliate links, you can read my full disclosure here.
Earth Friendly Resources for Earth Day and Everyday
If you are you looking for books to encourage your kids to be stewards of the planet, this is a great list from Sarah at Me Plus 3 Today.
Sarah from Me Plus 3 Today has some great ideas to live a more earth friendly lifestyle. She presents a list of several simple, unique, and low-cost ideas that you can do to celebrate Earth Day every day! A lot of these eco-friendly suggestions will not only help the environment, but they will benefit your wallet, too! Cha-ching!
Tammy from The Owl Teacher has an amazing exploration on water pollution. This is a greats hands-on experience for the kids that illustrates the dangers of not taking care of our waterways.
Karen from Teach Beside Me has a great investigation into clean water and water filtration. "We are quite lucky to live in a country where clean water is always readily available. I wanted my kids to learn and understand that his is not the case in all areas of the world. So many people get sick from their own drinking water."
If you are looking for ideas for older kids, I suggest you check out this post from Education With DocRunning
Legos and science area a natural partnership. This water cycle project from Edventures with kids combines water cycle and legos. It is a great hands on learning opportunity.
This is another great project from Edventures with kids. This is a rock and mineral testing experiences. It makes kids feel like treasure hunters to do these types of explorations. My boys gave it two thumbs up.
Progress often has to weighed against the environmental impact. This is great exploration from Little Bins for Little Hands on what happens when a dam is created.
Amy from Rock Your Homeschool has a great post on the water cycle. She includes a wonderful printable that can be used to create an interactive lesson.