Students organize and implement a school-based recycling plan based on a one-day lunchroom waste audit.

Adapt this one-period lesson plan for any grade level and follow it with a simple and powerful service project for Earth Day. The reflection brings learning and service impact together. 

Students learn about the toxic ingredients in personal care products and take action to protect local waterways from the effects of the chemicals.

Adapt this one-period lesson plan for any grade level and follow it with a simple and powerful service project. The reflection brings learning and service impact together.

Students explore bees as pollinators and learn about reasons their population numbers have been declining in recent years.  They write a letter or create a handout to teach others how to help bees through planting native species.

Adapt this one-period lesson plan for any grade level and follow it with a simple and powerful service project before or on Earth Day. The reflection brings learning and service impact together. 

This lesson consists of research and project-work days. Students will work through the various worksheets in their groups, developing their projects while relying on what they learned in previous sessions. They use a decision matrix and work collaboratively to fine-tune their solutions. Students conduct independent and whole group research based on the list brainstormed in the KWL.

Students view a film and explore facts and research about hunger. They brainstorm what they know and need to know (KWL). Then, they receive a challenge in the form of a letter to research and propose solutions to food insecurity related to food production. 

This stage in the PBL process involves gathering information about food insecurity and students' individual topics. This may be from teacher workshops and from students conducting research. Students are moving toward determining the focus of their project and thinking about solutions to the challenge presented. The students find reliable sites for conducting research with the help of the teacher. The teacher provides "workshops" to give students information or skills they need to complete their project.

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