This year we made a food feast with local ingredients and visited Kootenay Meadows to understand the cheese making and dairy farming. The feast and field trip were a wonderful way to celebrate everything we have been doing this year and to support learning about local food!
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Ever plugged in your toaster and wondered how electricity gets to your outlet? Frank J Mitchell students spent the morning exploring just that. From solar panels to wind turbines to hydroelectric dams, we discovered that there are a TON of different ways to generate electricity!
Students at KIS in Kimberley had the opportunity to teach the older students in their school a thing or two about the lifecycle of a product.
Students from W.E. Graham’s 5/6/7 class took a tour of the Ootischenia Landfill and local Recycling transfer station and got a look at what types of things make it into the Landfill and what can be diverted out. They got to watch the big machines at work and were able to share with the friendly landfill … Continued
Students in Ms. Newton’s class worked in pairs to audit different parts of Begbie View Elementary School to see where energy was being used, and notably wasted! Students found some interesting places, like a special needs washroom that had a light that never went out (malfunctioning switch), students using power doors when the didn’t need … Continued
Is there one “best” energy source? Not according to Mr. Mcanerney’s class – but there are two! Last week, the grade 6 students held an energy debate, excitedly arguing over whether wind, solar, nuclear, hydro or fossil fuels energy is the best – the be-all-end-all of energy sources. Through well presented arguments, positive responses to … Continued
What would it be like if we had more renewable energy in our communities? Cleaner forms of transportation? Access to fresh and local food? Zero waste? Conservation and protection of local water resources?
Mrs. Gadbois and her Grade 5/6 class have been recycling drink containers at Arrow Heights Elementary School for the past number of years. As our Waste Eco-Challenge, we wanted to expand the school recycling to include plastic containers. We ordered 8 plastic recycling bins for our class as well as the other classes within our … Continued
Ms. Newton’s grade 5 class at Begbie View Elementary has been on a year long Waste Eco-Challenge! Here are some of the things that have been happening in her classroom: LEVEL 1- COMMUNICATE CLASSROOM WASTE POLICY Ms. Newton asks parents to not send processed food for snacks and lunches: for health and environmental reasons. … Continued
Blog written by: Aislin Buchanan, Meya Musseau and Lillian Vickers. Grade 6/& students To reduce waste in our classroom, we started separating our garbage. We did this so that our waste would go in the right spot (actual waste, recycling, and composting). We got a cart and added a paper towel bucket, plastics bucket and … Continued