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See with clear vision the forces that cloud our air, water, and Earth’s soil.
What pollutes? We only have one Earth with its soil, rivers, oceans, and air. Invite students to look around their neighborhoods for pollution culprits. Are there factories that spew chemicals into water? Do people drive when they could walk or take public transportation? Is soil eroding at mines or around construction sites? As a whole class, students generate a list of pollution examples that they see (or smell) during one week. Then make a diorama to show the ways that soil and rivers are being harmed. This can be done individually or in small groups.
Encourage students to show the environment in their dioramas. Inside a recycled box (lined with white paper), students draw the backdrop for their scenes with Crayola Washable Markers.
On recycled file folders, draw various causes of pollution. Students might show vehicles in traffic with dripping oil, chemicals being sprayed on lawns or fields, or garbage being dumped in landfills. Leave a tab on the bottom of each figure. Cut out pictures with Crayola Scissors. Fold tabs. Glue pictures to scenes with Crayola School Glue. Air-dry.
Take action! Students/groups share and compare findings with classmates. Identify ways that pollution could be cut in the community. How can you get the message out to kids and grown-ups?
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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