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Sustainability Lesson Clearinghouse

Grades 3-5 Social Studies

Pretzel Power
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Experiment
  • Group Work
Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
  • Other
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge
  • I Ride Green
Reusing or Recycling
Lesson Type:
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
The Adventures of Plastic Bottles and Aluminum Cans
Lesson Type:
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
Transportation & Air Quality
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green
Transportation Fuels Debate
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
  • Other
GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green
Transportation Fuels Enigma
Lesson Type:
  • Group Work
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green
Waste to Energy
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
  • Green Energy Challenge
Water Pollution and Water Quality for the Young Child
Lesson Type:
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Water
GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge
Watershed Protection
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Water
GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge
  • Green Energy Challenge
What Are We Wasting?
Lesson Type:
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
“Water is Life” Global Water Awareness Mini-Unit
Lesson Type:
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Water
GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge
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