Think Earth First Grade Unit

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The First Grade unit of Think Earth’s environmental curriculum, Bernie the School Bus, focuses on conserving natural resources. Students learn that everything comes from the environment and that they can help conserve resources by using water, paper, electricity, and natural gas wisely.

First Grade Unit

In the Grade 1 unit, students are introduced to:

  • what the natural environment is
  • how we use natural resources from the environment to make products
  • why we shouldn’t waste natural resources
  • how we can all conserve natural resources


How to Teach Think Earth

Download all the materials onto your computer OR use them directly from the website.

The Teacher’s Guide contains links to all the materials, so if using the Guide online, you can access the materials directly as you are teaching.

The Posters and Practice Exercises can be used in any of the following ways:

  • Project pages directly from a computer with a projector or smartboard.
  • Print pages and display them with a document camera.
  • Load pages onto students’ tablets or computers.
  • Print and distribute pages to students.

The Videos and Songs can be used in any of the following ways:

  • Stream from this page to project video and play audio.
  • Download the files and play from your computer.
  • Load the files onto students’ tablets or computers, or provide links for streaming.




Curriculum Resources

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