In celebration of Earth Day 2023, Discovery Education is providing primary schools with a vast array of digital resources inspiring exploration of the natural world and environmental stewardship. Available via Discovery Education’s award-winning Espresso learning platform, this collection of high-quality digital content has been curated by Discovery Education’s team of curriculum experts. Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place.
Taking place on April 22nd, Earth Day is an annual, global event reaching 1 billion people in over 193 countries. The 2023 theme is ‘Invest In Our Planet’ and Discovery Education’s Earth Day resources encourage children to reflect on the wonders of the Earth and the threats they face. Exploring topics such as global warming, ocean pollution, deforestation and overpopulation, this curriculum-matched content is curated in a special Earth Day Channel, which allows teachers to find relevant resources quickly and easily.
Suitable for students from Foundation to KS2, Discovery Education’s Earth Day resources include:
- The ‘Home’ Impossible Field Trip:
A new, interactive experience taking pupils on a journey from the newly colonised Moon, back home to Earth. Driving across the moon’s surface in a lunar rover before docking with an orbiting space station, pupils are guided to reflect on the significance of planet Earth as a home for everyone. Supporting resources help contextualise the experience and provide guidance for paired discussions on this important topic.
- Earth Day Assemblies
Celebratory assemblies for Key Stages 1 and 2 help teachers set the scene for Earth Day and comes complete with scripts, slideshows and question prompts.
- Dynamic Video Content
A newly curated library of content that’s ideal for use as lesson starters, covering a wide range of real-world themes such as climate change and the United Nations Green Goals. Pupils can even witness the view from the International Space Station.
- Classroom Activities
A range of activities that explore how we can celebrate and protect our planet. Through paired discussions, pupils are encouraged to identify and learn about threats our planet faces and use their voices to advocate for change.
The Discovery Education Earth Day resources are closely mapped to the National Curriculum, helping teachers to meet curriculum objectives in Science, Citizenship, Geography and British Values at KS1 and KS2.
In addition, Discovery Education’s users can integrate these resources directly into real-time assessments through the platform’s innovative Quiz feature. Teachers can also integrate the content into presentations using the resource’s Studio feature. Learn more about all of the flexible features of the Discovery Education platform here.
“Our planet is an endless source of wonder and inspiration for us all. This Earth Day, with Discovery Education resources in hand, primary schools can inspire pupils to discover the importance of protecting our environment,” said Howard Lewis, Discovery Education’s UK and International Managing Director.
The Earth Day resources are available to Discovery Education subscriber schools via Discovery Education Espresso, the curriculum-centred daily learning platform for primary schools.
Explore Discovery Education’s award-winning digital learning services at www.discoveryeducation.co.uk.