Register with GEF for FREE to enjoy these great benefits! 

    • member only contests and raffles

    • sustainability program news and updates

    • significant discounts at GEF Institute

Note: If you have problems registering, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JOIN GEF NOW!

Taking a GEF Institute Course? Login by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

 

Join Us

Sign Up for GEF's National Green Week 2014!
Please note: Your privacy is very important to GEF. We do not share or sell any of your data.  It is with the sole purpose of providing you with relevant information that GEF will contact you.
Login/SignUp

Welcome to the Sustainability Lesson Clearinghouse

Here, you can find free sustainability lessons to use in your class and upload your own lessons to share. Be sure to rate the lessons you use and leave comments for your colleagues!

All of GEF's lessons and programs are offered at no cost.  Become a member to support GEF and enjoy member only benefits! 
Join button_03

Professional Development

GEFinstitute LOGO_WEB GEF Institute offers affordable, online sustainability courses eligible for professional development or academic credit.
Give your resume a boost!

Sponsor a Teacher

Support educators in your community by helping them earn a Certificate in Sustainability or take an online course. Find out more about sponsorship!
Sustainability Lesson Clearinghouse

Hazardous Products Substitutes

Lesson Description:
Understanding the symbols and words that identify products which contain hazardous substances can help students avoid potential dangers. In addition, by pointing out these warnings it may be possible to shop more carefully for the least toxic alternative for a given job and to wear the proper protective clothing when dealing with toxic substances. Students will recognize signal words and visual symbols that indicate the presence of hazardous substances. they will identify 'how much' of various products would be dangerous to people or to the earth. Students will create a recipe book for safe substitutes for home use.

Common Curriculum Goals:
  • Science: Unifying concepts and processes
    • Apply explanatory concepts of model, system, theory, probability, and replication

  • Health Education: Safe and healthy environment
    • Explain safe physical, social and emotional environments for individuals, families, schools and communities
    • Understand and apply strategies to improve and maintain individual, family, school and community health

Lesson Type:
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Water
  • Waste Reduction
  • Other

GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge

Time Needed:
40-50 minutes
Standards Addressed:
Grade 3 Benchmark:
  • Compare objects, drawings, and constructions to the real things they represent.

Students will:
  • Recognize signal words and visual symbols that indicate the presence of hazardous substances
  • Identify “how much” of various products would be dangerous to people or to the earth
  • Create a recipe book for safe substitutes for home use

Materials Needed:
  • Transparencies
  • Signal Words
  • Routes of Exposure
  • Learning about Labels
  • Worksheet - Identify the Hazards
  • Play, Rocky's Not-So-Fun Adventures
  • Take home sheets
  • Tips for a Safer Home and Safe Substitute Recipes
  • Worksheet - Sink to Stream

School or Group:
Deq Oregon State
Contact Email:
service@greeneducationfoundation.org
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf RRPart0218.pdf
Located in: Health

The Sustainability Lesson Clearinghouse is brought to you in partnership with

Center for Green Schools