Author Ellen Jackson

ACT NOW! One way kids can make a difference today

April 22, 2011

Tags: Earth Day, Learn

Today Is Earth Day

Write a poem or draw a picture to celebrate Earth Day. Here's a poem to get you started:

I'm glad the sky is colored blue;
And the earth is colored green;
With such a lot of nice fresh air
All sandwiched in between.

April 21, 2011

Tags: Earth Day, Environment, Conserve

Carpool With Your Friends

It's cool to carpool. And it's fun too. When you and your friends are all going to the same event, suggest that everyone ride together.

April 20, 2011

Tags: Earth Day, Recycle, Conserve

Make A Costume

It's fun to make an Earth Day costume. There's just one rule. It has to be made out of recycled material. Need a suggestion? Go here.

April 18, 2011

Tags: Earth Day, Learn

Learn About The Earth

1. If you walked around the Earth at the Equator, you would have to travel 24,901.5 miles to get back to where you started.

2. If you took a short cut and traveled in a straight line through the center of the Earth, you would go nearly 8,000 miles.

3. Only 30% of the Earth's surface is dry land.

4. About 70% of the Earth's surface is covered with water.

5. The highest point is Mt. Everest, which is 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) above sea level.

6. The lowest point on land is the Dead Sea, which is 1312 feet(400 meters) below sea level.

7. Of all the water in the world, only about 3% is fresh water (the kind you can drink).

April 16, 2011

Tags: Earth Day, Learn

Learn How The Earth Recycles

Bury an apple core, some orange peels, a piece of a styrofoam cup, and a piece of ordinary paper together in one hole. Write the date down (and the place you buried the items) to remind you to dig them up in three months. When you dig them up--which items have started to decay? Which look the same? The items that are decaying are becoming part of the Earth again. Is this a good thing?

April 11, 2011

Tags: Earth Day, Environment, Don't pollute

Don't Be A Litter Bug

Be a friend to the Earth. Learn about litter and waste here.