Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student conducts classroom and outdoor investigations following home and school safety procedures and uses environmentally appropriate and responsible practices. The student is expected to:
- (1) Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to:
- (2) investigate how the external characteristics of an
animal are related to where it lives, how it moves, and what it eats;
- (A) identify and compare the parts of plants;
- (B) compare ways that young animals resemble their parents; and
- (C) observe and record life cycles of animals such as a chicken, frog, or fish.
- (D) identify, discuss, and demonstrate safe and healthy practices as outlined in Texas Education agency-approved safety standards during classroom and outdoor investigations, including wearing safety goggles or chemical splash goggles, as appropriate, washing hands, and using materials appropriately; and
- (E) identify and learn how to use natural resources and materials, including conservation and reuse or recycling of paper, plastic, and metals.
Environmental Awareness Flip Book - Earth Day Activity
Use this flip book to build awareness of actions that are good and bad for the environment.
Classroom Practices to Promote a Green Future - A Teacher's Guide
Create a more sustainably-friendly classroom with this 18-page teacher's guide.
The Recycling Process Poster
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Recycling Word Search
Build your students’ vocabulary around the topic of recycling with this recycling-themed word search.
Earth Day Craft - 3 Rs Mobile Template
Inspire your students to reduce, reuse, and recycle with a fun Earth Day craft project.
How Can We Help Our Planet Mini Book
Make an Earth Day mini book that your students can complete to explain how they can help the planet.
Sustainability Activity - Caring for the Environment Sort
Promote sustainable living with a sustainability sorting activity.
What Can Be Recycled? Poster
A poster showing the products that can be recycled.
Heavy and Light Hands-on Activity
A fun, hands-on activity for students to compare the weight of various objects
Energy-Saving Tips for the Classroom – Poster
A poster displaying some helpful tips for saving energy in the classroom.
Recycling I Spy and Sort Worksheet
Sort different pieces of trash into their appropriate bins with this I Spy worksheet.
Recycling Craftivity - We Recycle Because...
Write about why we recycle and create this recycling craft to display in the classroom.
Trash, Recycle, and Compost Posters
Remind your students where to put their waste with these trash, recycling, and compost posters.
Recycling Labels - Printable Bin Tags
Teach your students how to recycle in the classroom with labeled recycling bins!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rethink Posters
A set of 4 posters explaining the concepts behind reducing, reusing, recycling, and rethinking waste.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Environmental Word Wall
Help your young students learn about recycling and conservation with an illustrated word wall.
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Brainstorm All the Ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle with a pack of printable brainstorming worksheets.
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Learn to build a worm farm with an illustrated instruction guide for kids.
Trash, Recycle, or Compost Sorting Activity
Learn about recycling, composting, and sustainable practices for waste management with a fun sorting activity.
Recycling Card Game - SNAP!
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How is Plastic Recycled? – Recycling Worksheets
Explore the process of recycling plastic with a printable recycling worksheet.
Conserve Energy in the Classroom - Student Reminders
Inspire your students to conserve electricity with these energy-saving reminders that can be placed around the classroom.
Recycling Writing Prompts - Primary
Show off your procedural writing skills with a pack of recycling writing prompts.
My Promise to the Earth - Flipbook Template
Make a promise to protect the planet with a printable Earth Day flip book.
What Can We Recycle? Cut and Paste Worksheet
Remember what to recycle with a cut-and-paste worksheet.
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Recycling Writing Prompts - Earth Day Worksheets
Differentiate writing instruction in primary grades with informational writing prompts about recycling and conservation.
Helping the Earth Flipbook - Primary
Use this printable recycling flipbook with your students to teach them about ways to help Earth.
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