Earth Day Slideshow – PowerPoint Lesson for Kindergarten and First Grade

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With 30 slides, this no-prep Earth Day slideshow includes information about the earth, threats to the environment, and ways kids can help. The presentation concludes with five slides that provide discussion prompts. This set is a 30-slide PowerPoint presentation titled, “Just One Earth.” You will download a zipped folder containing the PowerPoint file as well as the same presentation in PDF form.

Description

Go green this Earth Day with this no-prep, paper-free class read-aloud! This Earth Day slideshow provides students with background knowledge about ecology and allows you to model conservation by refraining from using unnecessary paper. With 30 slides, this presentation includes information about the earth, threats to the environment, and ways kids can help. The slideshow concludes with five slides that provide discussion prompts.

This set is:

✔ no-prep

✔ paperless

✔ meaningful

✔ kid-friendly

 

What does this Earth Day Slideshow include?

This set is a 30-slide PowerPoint presentation titled, “Just One Earth.” You will download a zipped folder containing the PowerPoint file as well as the same presentation in PDF form.

Here’s what the “Just One Earth” slideshow includes:

▶ Our Home Planet

The first section of the slideshow includes slides outlining the features that make Earth special and allow humans to survive here (water, air, sunlight, food, and building materials). With two or three sentences per slide, the information is presented in simple, child-friendly language and is accompanied by photographs and other graphics that support comprehension.

▶ Changes to the Earth

This section gives students information about human impact on Earth and our environment. The slides off simple explanations of water scarcity and pollution.

▶ How We Can Help

The third section tells students about actions they and their family members can take to help the planet Earth. Examples in this part include conserving water and electricity, picking up trash, and planting trees and gardens. These items provide a great springboard for deeper conversations about how we all can work to help our planet.

▶ Follow-Up Activities

The final section includes five slides with discussion prompts. Four of these prompts offer scenarios with possible solutions for students to talk about. The fifth slide includes an explanation of the terms. “reduce,” “reuse,” and “recycle,” and invites students to discuss ways they can incorporate those habits into their lives.

 

How can I use this Earth Day slideshow in my kindergarten or first-grade classroom?

You can use this slideshow as you would a nonfiction read-aloud book. Project the presentation onto a classroom screen and read aloud, pausing for questions and conversations. Because the text is written using simple language, you may choose to use the slideshow for a shared reading experience as you might use a big book. To extend this lesson on both ends, consider beginning with a KWL chart to access students’ prior knowledge and questions about the topic. You can then follow the slideshow with filling in the “L” column of the chart with things the students have learned.

 

What teachers are saying about this Earth Day Slideshow:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Great resource for Earth Day! My students were so invested and interested in these slides! Thank you for an easy and prep-free resource that I can use again and again!” —Rachel S.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This is a great e-book for Earth Day. I’ve used this as an interactive read-aloud in my classroom.” —Shreya M.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “My kids loved this! The pictures were great, and it was just on their level which made it perfect!! Thank you!” —Barb K.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Nicely done and makes so much sense to do this instead of all the wasted paper.” —Pam S.

 

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Thank you for shopping!

Susan Jennings (My Happy Place)

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