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Design a Conservation T-Shirt – Inquiry-Based Project

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    Updated:  08 Jul 2024

Use this conservation project to teach your students about how to ignite positive change in the face of a global environmental crisis.

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    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Pages:  10 Pages

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    Grade:  4

teaching resource

Design a Conservation T-Shirt – Inquiry-Based Project

  • Updated

    Updated:  08 Jul 2024

Use this conservation project to teach your students about how to ignite positive change in the face of a global environmental crisis.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  10 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Grade

    Grade:  4

Use this conservation project to teach your students about how to ignite positive change in the face of a global environmental crisis.

Design a Conservation T-Shirt

Get your students passionate about environmental conservation and species survival with this student-centred design project!

The Scenario

Today, there are many environmental issues affecting our planet. By understanding these problems and spreading awareness, we can work together to find solutions and protect our environment. Students have the power to make a difference!

The Task

Choose an environmental issue that our planet is facing. Design a t-shirt that will catch people’s attention and educate them about how to take positive action through conservation efforts.

Guiding Questions

  1. Why is this issue important to you and your community?
  2. What are the main causes and effects of this environmental issue?
  3. What are some conservation actions people can take to help fix this issue?
  4. How can you effectively communicate your message to others?

Easily Implement This T-Shirt Design Project

The project booklet download contains everything your students will need to independently complete this inquiry-based design project. The contents of the booklet are as follows:

  1. Project Overview – This page provides students with a detailed explanation of the project. It contains:
    • Scenario Overview
    • Task Outline
    • Guiding Questions
    • Process Walk-Through
  2. Environmental Issues List – This page contains a selection of environmental issues for the students to research. These include plastic pollution, deforestation, air pollution, water scarcity and climate change.
  3. Research Graphic Organizers –These pages enable students to record research about their chosen environmental issue in a clear and organized manner.
  4. T-Shirt Design Plan – This page enables students to brainstorm the messaging to be included on their t-shirt and the manner in which the message will be communicated.
  5. T-Shirt Design Templates – On these pages, students are to draw and color both the front and the back of their t-shirt design.
  6. Feedback Questionnaire – On this page, gather feedback from their peers about their t-shirt design by asking a series of questions.
  7. Project Reflection – This page contains four questions to help students reflect on the success of the project.
  8. Assessment Rubric – A sample assessment rubric has been provided should teachers wish to assess students’ work according to a given set of criteria.

Download This Conservation Project

Use the Download button to access your preferred files. The project booklet can be accessed as either a Google Slides file (which can be edited) or an easy-print PDF document.

For sustainability purposes, please consider printing the project booklet double-sided.


This resource was created by Kaylyn Chupp, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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