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1 Earth Day, April 27 Name:_____________________

2 How Earth Day got started The History of Earth Day - Kim Moon Earth Day got started in 1963 when Senator Gaylord Nelson began to worry about our planet. (A senator is a person that the people of the United States have chosen to help make the laws.) Senator Nelson knew that our world was getting dirty and that many of our plants and animals were dying. He wondered why more people weren't trying to solve these problems. He talked to the President and they decided that the President would go around the country and tell people about these concerns. He did, but not enough people were working on the problem. Then, in 1969, Senator Nelson had another idea. He decided to have a special day to teach everyone about the things that needed changing in our environment. He wrote letters to all of the schools and put special articles in Magazines to tell them about the special day he had planned. (Most of the schools got this magazine and he knew that kids would be very helpful.) On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was held. People all over the country made promises to help the earth. Everyone got involved and since then, Earth Day has spread all over the planet. People all over the world know that there are problems we need to work on and this is our special day to look at the planet and see what needs changing. Isn't it great? One person had an idea and kept working until everyone began working together to solve it. See what happens when people care about our world?

3 How Kids Can Help What sort of world do you want to grow up in? Do you want it to be one with clean water to drink, safe air to breathe and a healthy environment with beautiful trees? If so, there are things you can do today that will protect your tomorrow!

4 How Kids Can Help What sort of world do you want to grow up in? Do you want it to be one with clean water to drink, safe air to breathe and a healthy environment with beautiful trees? If so, there are things you can do today that will protect your tomorrow!

5 3 Rs The Three Rs Reuse Reuse: Try not to buy a new product. Try and use the one you already have. Reduce: Only take the amount you will use. Try to use stuff so you have trash to get rid of later.Recycle: Use products that can be reused. Place recyclable in the recycling bin.

6 Recycling Plastics How Plastics are recycled. Sort Recyclables by:

7 Plastics_____________________________ 1. Glooze Ingredients: 7 Tbsp Skim milk, 1 Tbsp. Vinegar filter, 1/4 baking soda ________________Formula Let skim milk warm to room temperature. While stirring slowly add vinegar and continue stirring for several minutes. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes. Pour off and discard any excess liquid. Pour the remaining solid into the filter and let drain. Add baking soda to the solid and stir. Now you are ready to start gloozin! 4. Power Putty Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. White glue, 1/2 Tbsp. Water 1/2 Tbsp. Liquid starch ________________Formula Place water and liquid starch into a mixing bowl. Add 1 Tbsp of white glue, stir for one more minute, then let stand for several minutes. A Putty-like substance will form. For best results, squeeze the putty through your hands to dry it off and to get an incredibly gross feeling on your finger. Note: White glue such as Elmers glue will work. Glue is actually a polymer called poly ethyl acetate. 2. Sewer Slime Ingredients: 1/4 tsp. Guar gum, water 1/4 tsp. Sodium tetraborate ________________Formula Measure 7 Tbsp. Of water into a mixing bowl. Add guar gum to water slowly, while stirring. Let the mixture sit for several minutes. In a separate bowl add sodium tetraborate to 1 Tbsp. Water and stir for several minutes. Slowly add 1/2 tsp. Of the sodium tetraborate solution to the guar gum solution. Mix together well, then let stand until it forms a gel. Yucck! Note: Sodium tetraborate is also known as Borax, (laundry detergent) available at your local drug store. 3. Flip-Flop Slime Ingredients: 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1/4 of warm water food coloring, mixing bowl ________________Formula Place the cornstarch in a mixing bowl. Add water and stir. The mixture will become difficult to mix. Continue mixing until thoroughly blended, or until your arm gets really tired and falls off, whichever comes first. Note: Liquid starch is a starch mixed with enough water so the mixture is still in a liquid solution. Also know as polymers, favorite type Slime Making slime:

8 Natures Recycles (Intro)

9 Natures Recycles (cycle)

10 Natures Recycles (workers) I suck food out of decaying plant and animals and return it to the soil I give off chemicals that break down rocks and wood. I soften decaying matter, making it easier for natures recyclers to eat We turn small pieces of decaying matter into the basic ingredient s found in the soil I dig tunnels that let air and water into the ground We break decaying matter to small pieces

11 Natures Recycles (clean up) We clean up and recycle in the forest. We cant clean up after you. You can help us by recycling your cans, bottles, plastics and paper...

12 Natures Recycles (join us) Become a recycler too.

13 Coloring Pages Other Color Activities Sites, Print and Color !!! 1. 2.

14 Recyclables Seen-N-Find Soup Can Soda pop can Newspaper 2-liter plastic soft drink bottle Milk jug Detergent bottle Motor oil Glass jar Glass jug Glass bottle Tire Stove Clothes washer Corrugated cardboard Find the following recyclables hidden throughout the house

15 Word Search

16 Activities at Balboa Park on April 27, San Diegos Earth Day: EarthFair 2002 at Balboa Park Exhibitors will show products to save planet earth. eARTh Gallery features artists using recycle material. Food Pavilion Organic food grown Alternative Fuel Vehicle cars which do not use gasoline Childrens Earth Parade...

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