In order to understand the importance of preserving and conserving, students need to understand the unique qualities and characteristics of Earth that make it habitable.
Here's a fun and educational activity to get students thinking about Earth and what makes it stand out within our solar system. Students pretend to be aliens visiting from another planet (a great hook for students of almost any age!) and they must send back a report to their home about what makes Earth unique. It's a fun group activity that asks students to work collaboratively to come up with a Top 10 List.
This is also a great activity at the start of a geography unit or science unit on biomes, landforms, or ecosystems.
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Happy Earth Day!