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Sustainability Lesson Clearinghouse

Grades 3-5 Science

Habitat Hot Spots
Lesson Type:
  • Experiment
  • Project
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Ecosystems
  • Green Building
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program
Herbariums, Not Your Average Herbs
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
  • Green Thumb Challenge
How Green is Your Community?
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
Sustainability Topic:
  • Economics
  • Gardening
  • Green Building
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
How People Get Their Water
Lesson Type:
  • Experiment
  • Group Work
Sustainability Topic:
  • Water
GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge
How to Grow Red Seaweed
Lesson Type:
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Thumb Challenge
Idle Off
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green
Intro to Transportation & the Environment
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
  • Other
GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green
It's Easy Being Green!
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Green Building
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program
It's In Your Hands
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Experiment
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Ecosystems
  • Green Building
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program
Make a Sundial
Lesson Type:
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
Make a Windmill
Lesson Type:
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
Make Reminder Plates for Light Switches and Thermostats
Lesson Type:
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge
Math in a Bottle
Lesson Type:
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
Milk Carton Bird Feeder
Lesson Type:
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening
  • Waste Reduction
  • Other
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
  • Green Thumb Challenge
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