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Sustainability Lesson Clearinghouse

Grades 3-5 Language Arts

Energy on Public Lands
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge
Excuse Me, Is This The Way to The Drainpipe?
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Lecture
Sustainability Topic:
  • Water
GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge
Exploring Energy
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge
  • I Ride Green
Grade 3: Reduce Your Trash
Lesson Type:
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
Green Packaging
Lesson Type:
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
Growing a Native American "Three Sisters" Garden
Lesson Type:
  • Group Work
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Thumb Challenge
Herbariums, Not Your Average Herbs
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
  • Green Thumb Challenge
Hot and Cold Colors
Lesson Type:
  • Experiment
  • Group Work
Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge
How to Grow Red Seaweed
Lesson Type:
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Thumb Challenge
Is Bigger Always Better?
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
It's Easy Being Green!
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Green Building
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program
Math in a Bottle
Lesson Type:
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
Mission Possible: Energy Trade-Offs
Lesson Type:
  • Group Work
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge
Please Don't Make Us Cough, Shut Your Engine Off!
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
  • Other
GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green
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