With Earth Day just around the corner, now is a great time to talk to your children about natural resources and climate change. Take advantage of our free library resources PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next to access lesson plans that you can use to teach your child about earth science from home. Additionally, you can supplement this lesson with eco-friendly activities, such as making your own paper out of scraps and starting your own window herb garden. Follow the instructions below to access our PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next resources, and then use the following instructions to make fun projects you can enjoy with your child!
Research with PebbleGo & PebbleGo Next
PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next are curriculum-connected research tools for children that you can access for free through Basalt Regional Library. Children can learn about topics ranging from science and animals to social studies and historical biographies. PebbleGo is designed for grades K-2, and PebbleGo Next is designed for grades 3-5. These are fantastic tools to help keep your children busy and supplement their education, especially during this time of social distancing and learning from home. We have provided instructions to navigate to the "Humans and Earth" lesson below, and we encourage you to explore all the other fantastic lessons these databases have to offer!
To access the "Humans and Earth" lesson plans:
1.Go to the Basalt Regional Library's Children's page
2.Click on the PebbleGo (grades K-2) or PebbleGo Next (grades 3-5) link
3.Choose the Science icon
4.Choose the Earth and Space Sciences icon in PebbleGo (or the Earth Science icon in PebbleGo Next)
5.Choose the Earth Science icon in PebbleGo (or the Geosphere icon in PebbleGo Next)
6.Choose the Natural Resources icon and then the Humans and Earth icon in PebbleGo (or simply the Humans and Earth icon in PebbleGo Next)
8.Click through the lesson
9.If you have access to a printer, you can print out activity sheets to finish together after learning about Humans and the Earth
Now it's time for some hands-on Earth Day fun!
Make Your Own Paper
Supplies: How to Make Paper
Plant Your Own Window Herb Garden
Supplies: Plant Your Own Window Herb Garden
Keep an eye out for an upcoming blog post about Basalt Regional Library's seed library. Free seed packets from our seed library are currently available at MANA Foods in Carbondale and Skip's Farm to Market in Basalt. More information will be posted this Friday.
Happy Earth Day!
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