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second Grade lesson plans





Download our free Kindergarten Lesson Plans

Do you need new Earth Day and Science lesson plan ideas? Are you a collector of environmental science games, PowerPoints, activities, e-books, worksheets and crafts?


These lesson plans are great for 

  • stay at home parents with virtual home schoolers 

  • kindergarten school teachers 

  • substitute teachers

  • daycare school teachers

  • after school latchkey caretakers

  • babysitters


We created lesson plans designed around the importance of recycling, natural resources, community building development, Download our free Kindergarten lesson plans which include:


  • Step by step guided lesson plans, activity guides, printable e-books, PowerPoint presentations, games, and worksheets for environmental education. Guiding you and your third graders to answer questions like:

    • What are natural resources and what can we do to reduce our dependence on them?

    • What actions can students do in their daily life to help the earth?

    • How do people impact our environment?

    • Teaching making good choices for yourself and for the earth

    • Developing problem solving skills by using engineering scientific principles

    • Where do our trash and recycling go after we put throw them away?

    • How do we save electricity?

    • What's the difference between a city and the country?

    • How can I recycle at my home and school?

    • What is pollution?

    • What is recycling and how can we do it at our homes and school?

    • What is littering and why is it bad (especially for our neighborhood animal friends)?

    • How do we reduce, re-use and recycle and why is it important? 

    • What are plants and which ones can we eat?

    • How do trees become paper, pencils, books, houses, etc?

    • What are some positive and negative impacts to our environment?

    • What are machines and how can they help clean?

  • Green Living Science educational Youtube videos

  • Hands on and craft making

  • Outside activities

  • Set goals with students for recycling at home and school

  • Create a booklet about how we can help take care of our environment 

  • Passport game to get students to practice reducing, re-using and recycling at home

  • Partnered and group activities

  • Activity based on each student creating an invention

  • Create Recycling Signs or Anti-Littering Posters

  • Sorting trash and recycling games

  • Teach kids about our neighborhood animals

  • Our children's book "Georgie’s Busy Day" (copy of book for each student and a large copy) 

  • Help students develop critical thinking and memory building skills

  • Teach students about trees by going on a walk

  • Encourage student ownership of their school community with a clean-up activity

  • Guided activities for students to repeat monthly to teach them about recycling and trash pick-up

  • Post a photo of your recycling center on Green Living Science’s Facebook / Twitter or email to Get a FREE recycling cart by going to a Green Living Science’s workshop check to see when your school is hosting a workshop or visit


Teacher with Students lesson plans and activities for third grade science teachers
Recycling and earth day activities and lesson plans for third graders
Third grade recycling activities and lesson plans
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