Earth Day 50th Anniversary with PBS LearningMedia

 
Celebrate 50 Years of Earth Day
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a day that serves as a reminder for us to sustain and improve our planet’s incredibly complex and vibrant environment. It is important to educate ourselves about the Earth and ways to be environmentally friendly and energy efficient to ensure its health.
 
Learn more about our blue planet with our Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms collection created in collaboration with NASA. The collection contains standards-aligned Earth Science resources for every grade. Resources come with support materials to help you engage your students and are aligned to Next Generation Science Standards.
 
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Teach students about different landforms and water bodies, and the various characteristics that make them distinct from one another in this lesson plan featuring a virtual island with videos and ground-level and aerial images.
 
 
One natural hazard that affects many people and places worldwide is floods. Build a city that will keep the Fidgets and their community safe and dry during a flood with this PBS KIDS game.
 
 
The process of plate tectonics has played a major role in shaping oceans, continents, and life on Earth. Use this video to teach your students how scientists are studying the origins of tectonic plates.
 
 
Earth’s ocean is in constant motion, distributing thermal energy and nutrients around the world. Teach your students how the ocean relates to climate and weather.