Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day 2009

Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year. This date is Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.

- Wikipedia

Lesson Plan Information
Title: Junk Mail Overload
Objectives: Students record the amount of junk snail mail received at their homes and explore ways to solve the junk mail problem.
Themes: trash, recycling, landfill, conservation, junk mail.
Grade Level: 3-12
Subject: Environmental Sciences
Materials: paper, pencils, postage scale or another scale that weighs small units
Provided by: Education World, submitted by Gary Hopkins

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