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Journey

Topic: Earth and Sky

Our Earth

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Watch the Story

Trashy Town by Andrea Griffing Zimmerman and David Clemesha

Read the Book

Our Earth: Making Less Trash by Peggy Hock

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Hooray for Earth Day How can we care for our wonderful world and keep it clean?
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Watch the Video

Lesson Activities

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STEM Activity

Build With Recycled Materials

Materials: clean recyclable materials (egg cartons, plastic bottles, toilet paper tubes, cereal boxes, yogurt containers, etc.), masking tape (optional)

Look no further than your recycling bin to find fun materials for your child to build and play with.

Tell your child that they’re going to build something. But instead of using regular blocks or toys, they’re going to use recycled materials! Set out materials so your child can see what is available. Then let them get to work. As they build, ask them questions about what they’re making. You can let them build freely or challenge them to construct things with specific traits. For example, can they build something tall? Can they build a bridge? If you’d like, provide them with masking tape to help keep their structure together. Be sure to get a photo of their creation when they’re done.

Actividad de matemáticas, ciencia y tecnología (STEM)

Construye con materiales reciclables

Materiales: materiales reciclables limpios (cartones de huevos, botellas de plástico, tubos de papel higiénico, cajas de cereales, envases de yogur, etc.) y cinta de pintor (opcional)

Todos los materiales que necesita tu niño o niña para construir están en el bote de reciclaje.

Dile a tu niño que van a construir algo. Pero, en vez de usar los bloques o los juguetes, ¡van a utilizar materiales reciclables! Saque los materiales para que tu niño vea lo que hay disponible. Entonces, deja que ponga manos a la obra. Según vaya construyendo, hazle preguntas sobre lo que construye. Puedes dejarlo construir libremente o retarlo a construir cosas con características particulares. Por ejemplo, ¿puede construir algo alto? ¿puede construir un puente? Si quieres, dale la cinta adhesiva de pintor para unir las piezas de la estructura. Asegúrate de tomar una foto de la creación una vez haya terminado.