At-Home Learning Resources

When schools closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, EarthGen began creating environmental learning resources that teachers and parents can use for at-home learning. Check back for updates and new resources for all grade levels, in English and Spanish.   

Elementary School Resources

A student plants a start in the garden

Garden Explorations

Grades K-5 | Available in Spanish

In EarthGen’s Garden Explorations activity, K-5 students can practice math and writing skills while learning more about gardens and how plants grow.

A student points at a puddle of water while holding a magnifying glass

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Grades K-5 | Available in Spanish

This activity connects elementary school students with nature and reinforces Washington’s science learning standards. In EarthGen’s Nature Scavenger Hunt, students make observations of nature while getting fresh air in the neighborhood. 

Two plastic milk carton bird feeders hang in a tree.

Waste Adventures

Grades 3-6 | Available in Spanish

This activity is suitable for students in grades 3 through 6 and curious learners of all ages. In EarthGen’s Waste Adventures, students practice math and writing skills while learning more about where their waste goes after it leaves their home. 

3 mason jars sit on a windowsill with lids on- they each have soil and an apple slice in them. These are part of the Race to Decomposition experiment.

Virtual Race to Decomposition

Grades 3-5

What makes an apple core decompose? To find out, join EarthGen’s “Race to Decomposition” – a simple investigation using everyday materials from home. Race against time through weekly virtual lessons that explore factors affecting decomposition.

Middle School Resources

A hummingbird sitting on a branch.

Ideas for Student Action (Interactive PDF)

Grades 6-8

Ideas for Student Action is an interactive resource designed to help middle school students apply their environmental learning to take action in their homes and communities. Students can create a climate-friendly recipe, contribute to citizen science, and more!