Mme. Whittick’s students set up a recycling station in their classroom last week. The grade 6 & 7s took scrap paper and old newspaper and transformed them into colourful art supplies to be used in a future project. After weeks of discussing our waste-filled consumer habits and all the necessary processing of our stuff, the students put … Continued
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Where does your power come from? The grade 6/7 students at Windermere Elementary can now follow their energy from the dam all the way to the outlet. Looking first at the benefits of electricity and how our lives would be different without power, the students in Mme Whittick’s class discussed the environmental impacts of both renewable … Continued
What a rainbow! The grade 4/5 students in Mrs. King’s class at J.A. Laird made an impressive rainbow of recycled paper this week. They’ve been learning about “closing the loop” of our waste – which means changing the linear life cycle of an item into a loop, where the “waste” materials are re-used as something … Continued
It was an exciting and fun day at Lady Grey with Madame Bergeron’s class making paper! The students have spent the last few weeks learning about the extensive process all our STUFF goes through, from the extraction of raw materials & production to distribution and eventually disposal. The class got a chance to take recycling … Continued
Over the last three weeks, students at Twin Rivers Elementary have been investigating the ‘Story of Stuff’. After learning about the typical life cycle of everyday products (Extraction of raw materials, Production, Distribution, Consumption and Disposal) and exploring some of the environmental impacts associated with each stage, students launched a group research project. Groups researched … Continued
Le 30 novembre dernier, les élèves de la classe de Madame Christine ont présenté le fruit de leurs recherches quant au cycle de vie de divers produits. D’abord, l’équipe des bouteilles de verre nous a raconté les différentes étapes de “l’histoire” de ces dites bouteilles: de l’extraction des matières premières jusqu’à leur disposition. Heureusement, le … Continued
Teams of students investigated the Life Cycles of aluminum cans, glass bottles, pencils and jeans starting with the extraction of raw materials and ending with disposal of the used product.
Last week Mrs. Walker’s Grade 5/6 class took a trip to the Creston Landfill. We looked at where the materials are recycled, how waste is separated into categories like metal, yard waste, woody materials and garbage.
Today’s Garbology lesson outcome was amazing!!! The discussion after the lesson was so inspiring. The students took it upon themselves to initiate their class “Eco Challenge”. One of their Eco Challenge will be series of waste challenges. The first one being a personal challenge to produce as little waste at lunch by bringing litter-less lunches . The … Continued
What happens to all the stuff we throw “away”?