Grades 1-2 Remote Learning Summer Science Activities: Conservation

Welcome! We’ve provided a variety of learning activities to engage with your child in scientific exploration of environmental conservation. Let’s begin!

Exploring Environmental Conservation with Labs and Activities

Reuse a Milk Carton

There are many ways to complete this project. The steps and suggested materials in the answer sheet indicate one way to complete the investigation. Encourage your child to come up with their own ideas for how to reuse a milk carton. This activity takes approximately 45–60 minutes.

Make a Windbreak

There are many ways to complete this unit project. The steps and suggested materials indicate one way to complete the investigation. Encourage your child to come up with their own ideas of how to make a windbreak. This activity takes approximately 45–60 minutes.

Prevent Water from Changing Land

Work with your child to design, test, and redesign possible solutions to prevent water from changing land. When the model is completed, have your child discuss their findings with you. This activity takes approximately 60 minutes depending on the complexity of the model.

Watch the video (below) Prevent Water from Changing Land together to get started!

Read About Environmental Conservation!

Protecting Resources

Let’s read about the dust storms of the 1930s and methods we use today to conserve soil.

Helping Our World

Let’s read about the natural resources people use and how to conserve them.


Talk about what you learned about environmental conservation this week with your friends and family!


Keeping Up with COVID-19

To keep current with the science behind the COVID-19 virus, check out "Stopping the Spread of Infectious Disease: A Lab Activity Approach." You’ll find age-appropriate activities for your child to learn about stopping the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.