>Bringing Earth Hour into the Classroom!
This year Earth Hour is on Saturday, March 26th at 8:30 P.M..
In support of this – & in order to raise student awareness – I’m switching the lights off in my classroom for one hour on the 25th! Why not join me!
On Friday the 25th I plan to turn the lights out in my classroom. We will also turn off our Smart Board, computers, etc.
What do I plan to do for that hour?
I plan to read to my students by candle light (I have a magnificent candelabra simply fit for the occasion) and hold a Class Meeting (time permitting) about our community & environmental awareness. Last year I did just that and the students loved it!
My students loved watching me bring the ornate candelabra to the table and light all 5 candles (fire in the classroom!). They loved sitting at the carpet and listening to a story read to them by candle light. There was something warm and inviting, and just so very special about the experience.
& So … if you have time this Friday please join me in bringing Earth Hour into the classroom!
P.S. With Earth Hour and Earth Day around the corner I thought I’d share some sites that I have found useful in the past. They include links to great energy resources for the classroom and experiments.
http://planetpals.com/green-earth-day (“A complete guide to having a green eco friendly Earth Day Earth Month Earth Hour Green Day with Earthday Projects Ideas Crafts Actitivies.”)
http://www.trec.on.ca/blog/page/ResourcesForTeachers.aspx (“specialized resources relating to the Kids’ World of Energy workshops”)
http://planetpals.com/earth_hour.html (“Learn about Earth Hour. Learn how you can conserve energy for Earth Hour and Every Hour.”)
http://www.linktolearning.com/grade5science.htm (“Grade 5 Science and Technology. Matter Energy Forces Weather. Human Organ Systems. Human Body Adventure – great web site from Life …”)
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov (“California Energy Commission’s energy and environmental education site for students, parents and teachers. Materials for students from kindergarten through …”)
http://www.energy4me.org/energy-facts/energy-links-resources (Great Energy Links & Resources page)
http://www.ehow.com/list_6016835_earth-day-experiments-kids.html (Earth Day Experiments for Kids. Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to teach kids about our environment and the world in which we live.”)
http://edselect.com/earth-day (“Earth’s Birthday Project provides teachers with effective Earth Day related learning … Learn how the air becomes dirty (Includes classroom experiments) …” )
Also … check out Earth Day TV (http://www.earthdaytv.net) for a selection of videos and more!