This list contains Earth Day-themed activities for older learners. Just like our list for younger learners, we have selected experiences that mostly can be done at home—but some require outdoor travel. Many of the activity materials can found around the house or can be printed from downloaded files in advance. These are just a few of the many Earth-themed activities on howtosmile—but it is a great place to start!
Going out for a drive to get some fresh air? Try acting as your own seismograph!Details
You know you want a cookie anyways, why not making a learning moment about subduction?Details
Have some balloons lying around? Try this interesting activity that explores the weight of air.Details
Fun activity about air pressure, but be sure those adult learners are around to help out!Details
And you thought dirt was just good for getting dirty! How does dirt actually help clean water?Details
Dive in and explore your outdoor environment with this activity on science practices.Details
You see green in leaves...but there is so much more to color. Try this out to learn more!Details
Ever wonder how much water is in the ocean vs others sources. Wonder no longer!Details
Investigate Deep-Sea Vents using food color, string, and a couple of containers.Details
This activity on autotrophic nutrition for learners 14+ is a great way to use that stored up candy—before you eat it all.Details
Let's play a game about carbon, the carbon cycle, and climate change.Details
Cool Earth Day science stories from NOAA. This page has something for everyone, and offers some great reading extensions for your learners.
Wonderful NASA website showing our beautiful Earth! See amazing images from NASA satellites showing climate change, global climate change, global warming,oceans, volcanoes, and natural hazards.
A curated collection of Earth-themed videos from NASA's Science Visualization Studio. Deep dives into Atmospheric Composition, Climate Variability and Change, Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems, and many other topic connected to our planet.