Last week at Kinnaird Elementary, we discussed a BIG topic: Our Changing Climate. Many of the students had at least heard the term ‘Climate Change’ before, but weren’t sure exactly what it meant. We began by exploring some key climate change concepts like the difference between our day-to-day weather and our long-term climate patterns; the … Continued
The objective of this week’s lesson was to discover just how precious our water resources are. We began the class by brainstorming the ways we use water everyday and listing all of the sources of clean water around us (the Columbia River! Blueberry Creek! Arrow Lake!). We then reviewed the concept of the Water Cycle … Continued
When we care for nature, we are caring for ourselves!
This week at Twin Rivers Elementary, Mrs. Evdokimoff’s class delved into the issue of sustainability. Many students had heard the term thrown around before, but weren’t sure what it really meant. We began with an eye-opening demonstration of how energy resources are shared around the globe. We split the class up to represent the population … Continued
Last week, students at Kinnaird Elementary spent the afternoon exploring the concept of Ecological Footprints. Since an eco-footprint is the amount of land needed to support our lifestyles (energy needs, food, water, transportation, raw materials in our stuff and waste), we started by brainstorming all of the things that would fit into our eco-footprints in Castlegar. We … Continued
Teams were prepared and the debate was fierce as to which energy source was best at generating electricity for us. Our representatives from the non-renewable energy sources took a back seat for most of the debate as the renewables tried to out-argue each other. Near the end, fossil fuels was in the hot seat but … 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.