Beyond Benign

Elementary School

CUR Elementary School

elementary school curriculum

Sustainable Science Curriculum:

These 3rd, 4th and 5th grade units focus on technologies inspired by nature (biomimicry) and the intentional design of safer products and processes (green chemistry). Each unit has between 4-6 interdisciplinary lessons aligned to NGSS, MA STE standards, MA Common Core Language Arts & Math standards as well as Art extensions. These units were developed with support from Target.


The lessons featured have been designed for informal educators of upper elementary school students. Many of these lessons have been tailored for introducing green chemistry at community outreach events and include step by step instructions along with guiding guiding questions. These lessons are designed to spark student interest in sustainability and STEM.

ES 3rd Grade

ES 4th Grade

ES 5th Grade

ES Enrichment Resources