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Sustainability Lesson Clearinghouse

Middle School Science

A Look at a Landfill
Lesson Type:
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
Adopt-a-Plant
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Experiment
Sustainability Topic:
  • Ecosystems
  • Gardening
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Thumb Challenge
Air Pollution: What's the Solution?
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
Sustainability Topic:
  • Other
All Wrapped Up
Lesson Type:
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
Asian Longhorned Beetle
Lesson Type:
  • Other
Sustainability Topic:
  • Economics
  • Ecosystems
  • Other
Availability and Distribution
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
  • Other
GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green
Become a Green Sleuth!
Lesson Type:
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
Bike Psych
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Experiment
Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green
Biomes of the World
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Other
Biomimicry: The Genius of Nature
Lesson Type:
  • Audio - Video
  • Discussion
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Ecosystems
  • Energy
GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green
Build a Green Roof
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Ecosystems
  • Gardening
  • Green Building
  • Water
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Building Program
  • Green Thumb Challenge
Build an Indoor Compost Bin
Lesson Type:
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening
  • Waste Reduction
GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
  • Green Thumb Challenge
Building the Basic PVC Wind Turbine
Lesson Type:
  • Experiment
  • Group Work
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
  • Other
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge
Butterfly Window Box
Lesson Type:
  • Experiment
  • Project
Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening
GEF Program Category:
  • Green Thumb Challenge
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