Environmental Action
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Grades: 3 - 5

Focus Area Description: Explore environmental science and ways to protect the earth using innovative environmental approaches and actions people can take on their own.

Our current library of 35 videos in this Focus Area are available in the “Related” column to the right; to view them click a thumbnail and become a member of Educate.Today.

To see sample videos in this area of the collection, click any of the titles below:

New November 2022! How to Help the Environment in Your Own Backyard
Other Samples:
New August 2022! Being Green in Architecture—Using a Wind Turbine
The Power of Pig Poop: Creating Renewable Energy from Manure

Quick Ideas for Using our Environmental Action Videos:

  • Use the videos as a conversation starter for a class discussion on a topic linked to your study.
  • Use the videos with a lesson plan you create where students investigate a specific “green” or environmental protection strategy and report their learning in a video or in-person presentation using ET video clips as part of the presentation.
  • Use the videos with journal prompts for students to write about as they respond to/reflect on content included in the video.
  • Have students view a video and determine any additional questions they have about the information presented that were not answered in the video. Have them research to see if any local individuals/organizations/companies could answer their questions and contact them for those answers. If local experts are not available, mail their questions to us at info@educate.today and we’ll forward to the expert from the video to see if they can respond.
  • Provide the videos for students to view independently to satisfy their own curiosity/interest in the topic highlighted or for their use in an independent project.
  • Have students include insights gained through the videos as part of their projects, papers, and presentations on an environment-related subject by:
    • interpreting and/or summarizing what they saw and learned in the video.
    • citing quotations from the expert in the video.