What is Earth Day? Do you know the name of the planet we live on? That's right! We live on the planet Earth, the third planet from the Sun. So, are you every aware that every year, there is an event to honor our beautiful planet? Let's find out what the day is all about and how it started! Each year on the 22nd of April, all of us celebrate a day that is meant to honor our dear planet, and it is referred to as Earth Day. As a matter of fact, it was first observed in 1970, when a movement was started by some people to bring the deteriorating situation of the Earth under everyone's notice. The idea of celebrating Earth Day was given by the bright, Senator Nelson, a junior senator from Wisconsin during the time when in 1969, there was a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. He presented the idea so as to give back plants and flowers to planet and minimize gas use to protect the environment. He wanted to make sure that even the students participated, so the chosen day became April 22nd, a weekday to ensure maximum participation by students. Since then, all of us celebrate Earth Day every year!
These worksheets contain a number of different activities using a dedicated set of vocabulary words related to the Earth Day celebration, including word search, fill in the blanks, scrambled words, word wall flash cards, acrostic poems, crossword puzzles, and more. The collection also includes six different packs of Bingo cards, which can be used during discussions of the topics. Last but not least, a KWHL (know, what, how, learn) diagram is included to help students pick a topic to explore in more depth. Note: Each short reading assignment has two answer worksheets, consisting of both multiple choice and short-answer segments. The instructor may choose which to use.