Happy Earth Day!
Today we celebrate our Earth and think about what we can do to make it more sustainable. Living in Alaska we have a lot of land and natural resources available to us to ski, hike, fish, boat, camp, hunt…but having so much at our disposal means we need to do more to keep it like that. Start today doing one small thing that will impact our world, even if that means making a recycled craft with your child, or pick up one piece of litter that has been revealed by the melting snow.
Challenger focuses our education in S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and math). STEM isn’t just about these fields of study though. The model of teaching STEM incorporates hands-on learning, building confidence, and the connection in how we can better our world. Here are some fun ways of explaining and teaching Earth Day to your kids!
Make recycled Egg Shell Gardens and watch grass grow.
Learn about biomes and Build a Desert Biome!
Learn about Global Warming with Earth Day Toast.
Try the Carbon Footprint Activity and learn how much damage we do to the ecosystem!
Learn about Animal Habitats and find out how animals adapt to changes in the world.
Make a Water Cycle in a Bag to learn about the water cycle.
Earth Day Seed Planters are a popular STEM activity for Earth Day!
Make a Terrarium in a Jar and create your own ecosystem.
Make a Model Waterworks and learn how water is filtered.
Melt Crayons with Solar Energy and see how heat can be used as energy!
Create Your Own Mini Landfill!
Try the Earth Day Robot Design Challenge and build a robot who recycles for you.
Try the Exploring Solar Heat experiment.
Play this simple Sort the Recycling Game.
These Water Pollution Activities are perfect for elementary kids.
DIVE IN AND HAVE FUN!