Earth Day
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Scavenger Hunt
PA Standards
  • NETS.1.3-5: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
  • NETS.4.3-5: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
  • NETS.6.3-5: Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems and operations.
Objectives -
  1. Use graphic organizers to structure writing projects, to help in problem solving, decision making, studying, planning research and brainstorming.
  2. The following skills should be introduced at the designated grade levels. By the end of each designated grade level students should be proficient in those Basic/Intermediate Graphic Organizer Skills.
  • Entering text for the main idea in Picture view
  • Adding a linked idea or symbol
  • Saving a project
  • Printing a document

picture View
  • Adding symbols
  • Linking symbols
  • Changing the size and shape of symbols
  • Changing font and line characteristics
  • Hiding or showing symbol captions
  • Setting the line and fill color
  • Moving symbols and links
  • Adding or changing text to a link or symbol
  • Reversing the direction of a link
  • Deleting a symbol or link from a diagram
  • Opening a new or existing project
writing view
  • Adding an idea
  • Changing the level or order of ideas
  • Adding notes to an idea
  • Changing font characteristics
  • Changing the idea prefix
  • Changing the lined paper colors
  • Hiding or showing the lined paper



Evidence of best practice – students will be able to refer to the video and helpful tips on my wiki at anytime they get stuck and Model lesson before students are allowed to complete task.

Activity - Students will use research skills to find answers about the Earth and use those facts to create a web about Earth Day



Click on the underlined words to find the answer to each question. Use the Back button to return to this page. Record the answers on your handout.

1. When was the first Earth Day?

2. What is the definition of environment?

3. What are 3 ways you can save energy on Earth Day or any day?

4. What does recycle mean?

5. What are 4 things that we can safely recycle?

6. How long does it take plastic and aluminum cans to break down?

7. Here are some interesting facts about our earth and environment. Write down three facts that you think are important to remember.

8. What is a habitat?

9. There are many things you can do to help our planet. Write down 1 from EACH list that you will try to do (total 4). YOU NEED TO CLICK ON EACH LINK TO FIND ONE IN EACH