Lesson Packet

Grades 6-8

Earth Day Resources for Middle Grades

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SUBJECTS: Math, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Agriculture, Economics, Ecological Footprints, Natural Resource Use - General, Personal Consumption

Resource Overview

Packet of 2022 Earth Day lesson plans for 6th – 8th grades. Free to download!

The 2022 Earth Day theme is “Invest in Our Planet.”

Don’t teach middle level? Check out our Earth Day resource packets for High School and Elementary.

Features of This Resource

  • What are some of the ways people impact the planet? What can I do, and what can we do, to help? How can we be sustainable even as our population grows?
  • Fun and interactive lessons will make a memorable Earth Day

Included Lesson Plans and Readings

The following are included in the downloadable packet:

Lesson Plans


- Students examine their own values by considering various environmental dilemmas and evaluating how different reactions impact the planet. Students will...

If Money Won’t Buy It

- Students participate in a budgeting activity to weigh everyday actions against their environmental impact. Students will be able to: Determine...

Meat of the Matter

- Students use manipulatives to explore the environmental impact of four different types of protein, and the pros and cons of

Secret Life of Stuff

- Students compare the life cycle stages of four everyday products in order to hypothesize which item has the lowest environmental...


- In this role-playing simulation, students discover what happens to a forest when the demand for wood is greater than the...


The Human Footprint: Land

- Land use background reading: As population grows, we develop wild areas and arable land and overuse resources like soil, minerals,...

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