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Environmental Studies - 3rd

Lesson: Exploring Our Environment

Title: Exploring Our Environment

Grade Level: Third Grade

Subject: Environmental Studies

Summary: This lesson will introduce students to the concept of the environment and its importance. They will learn about different components of the environment, such as air, water, and land, and how they are interconnected. Through engaging activities and discussions, students will develop an understanding of the impact of human activities on the environment and the importance of conservation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know the different components of the environment.
  • Understand the interconnections between air, water, and land.
  • Recognize the impact of human activities on the environment.
  • Appreciate the importance of conservation for a sustainable future.


This lesson will be delivered through a combination of teacher-led discussions, multimedia presentations, hands-on activities, and group work.


  • Interactive whiteboard or projector
  • Images and videos related to the environment
  • Chart paper and markers
  • Art supplies for a craft activity
  • Worksheets and handouts


Introduction (10 minutes):

Begin the lesson by asking students what they think the word 'environment' means. Write their responses on the chart paper.

Explain that the environment refers to everything around us, including the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we live on.

Main Lesson (30 minutes):

Show images and videos related to the environment on the interactive whiteboard or projector. Discuss each component of the environment (air, water, and land) and their importance.

Engage students in a discussion about how these components are interconnected. For example, explain that trees help clean the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.

Discuss the impact of human activities on the environment, such as pollution and deforestation. Emphasize the importance of taking care of the environment for a sustainable future.

Activity: Nature Collage (20 minutes):

Divide students into small groups and provide them with art supplies.

Ask each group to create a nature collage using materials like leaves, twigs, and flowers. Encourage them to think about how these natural elements contribute to the environment.

Conclusion (10 minutes):

Have each group present their nature collages to the class. Discuss the different elements they included and how they contribute to the environment.

Summarize the key points of the lesson and reinforce the importance of conservation.


Assess students' understanding through the following methods:

  • Participation in class discussions
  • Completion of worksheets and handouts
  • Observation of group work during the nature collage activity

Provide feedback to students to reinforce their learning and address any misconceptions.

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