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Sustainability Lesson Clearinghouse

Grades 3-5 Health

Affecting Transportation Choices--Walk, Don't Ride!
Lesson Type:
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction
Effects of Oil Spills on Environment and Marine Life
Lesson Type:
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Other
Grow Your Own Basil Pesto
Lesson Type:
  • Experiment
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Thumb Challenge
Grow Your Own Fresh Tomato Salsa
Lesson Type:
  • Experiment
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Thumb Challenge
Grow Your Own Herb Vinaigrette
Lesson Type:
  • Experiment
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Thumb Challenge
Grow Your Own Pizza
Lesson Type:
  • Experiment
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
  • Green Thumb Challenge
Habitat Hot Spots
Lesson Type:
  • Experiment
  • Project
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Ecosystems
  • Green Building
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program
Hazardous Products Substitutes
Lesson Type:
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Water
  • Waste Reduction
  • Other
GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge
How Loud is Too Loud?
Lesson Type:
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Other
It's In Your Hands
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Experiment
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Ecosystems
  • Green Building
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program
Plant Parts Salad
Lesson Type:
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Thumb Challenge
Pond 1: Pond Life
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Experiment
Sustainability Topic:
  • Water
GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge
Transportation & Air Quality
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green
Watershed Protection
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Water
GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge
  • Green Energy Challenge
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