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9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Visual and Performing Arts


30 minutes

Regional Focus



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Earth Day Activities for High School

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May 22, 2024
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  • This group of Earth Day resources provides writing prompts that stimulate social and emotional connections to nature, vocabulary cards with images, and art activities.

  • All resources are adjustable, downloadable, and easy to share online, making them a great choice for Earth Day or any other time of the year.

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Teaching Tips


  • There are two versions of the writing prompts so that you can choose to either print them or view on a projected screen.

  • The vocabulary cards are colorful and informative.

Additional Prerequisites

  • You will need to make a copy of the Google Slides resources before opening them.

  • The art activities will need to be printed for use in the classroom, unless you choose to have students use them as a guide for drawing.


  • Art classes could use the images in the vocabulary cards or the art activities slides as inspiration or a reference for drawing, coloring, or painting.

  • Social studies and language arts classes could use the writing prompts for short writing assignments, discussion topics, or to make social-emotional connections to climate topics.

  • Biology classes can use the vocabulary cards to support lessons about ecology, ecosystems, climate change, or biodiversity.

  • Consider making a blank copy of the vocabulary cards to have students fill in, while working in groups. Then have them discuss one of the writing prompts and share their thoughts and opinions with the class.

Scientist Notes

This resource provides Earth Day activities for grades 9-12. There are Earth Day art activities (that include coloring pages), writing prompts, and vocabulary for students. These Google Slides resources would be a great addition to any classroom discussion and Earth Day celebration.


This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

Supporting Standards

  • Visual & Performing Arts
    • Visual Arts: Standard 1 - Generating and conceptualizing ideas.
      • 1.5.12adv.Cr1a: Visualize and generate art and design that can affect social change.
  • English Language Arts
    • Language (K-12)
      • L.VL.9–10.3 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9–10 reading and content, including technical meanings, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Note On Standards:

This lesson is aligned to SubjectToClimate standards. Review the aligned standards directly in the lesson plan document and teacher slideshow.

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