JV Humphries grade 5/6 students had a rousing debate of various energy sources today! They parleyed back and forth on the merits of Wind, Solar, Hydro, Geothermal, Nuclear, and Fossil Fuels. Students at times had so much energy(!) that they almost fell into arguing, but facilitators teacher Keely Grunerud and Beyond Recycling educator Gillian Sanders … Continued
Author: Gillian Sanders
Students at JV Humphries were super excited to share their new knowledge on the lifecycles of everyday items. They researched what items are made from, how these materials were extracted from the earth and some of the impacts related to extraction, how items were manufactured and associated impacts, how we use the items after we … Continued
It’s a Plastic World! In this lesson we thought about how much plastic is in our everyday lives and shared how many items we had touched in our day that were made of plastic. We then learned how plastic can be harmful to the environment, especially when it’s accumulated in the oceans.
To celebrate the end of the year and the Real Food available to us, Ms Patience and Beyond Recycling educator Gillian Sanders brought snacks to share with the students. Students investigated where these came from and found the following: Organic cheese from Jerseyland in Grand Forks Cucumbers from Four Seasons Greenhouse in Winlaw Bread made … Continued
Students from JV Humphries in Kaslo participated in their Energy Debates last week with great enthusiasm! Groups of students were assigned a renewable or non-renewable energy source (solar, hydro, wind, fossil fuels, or nuclear) and researched the pros and cons of each source. They defended ‘their’ energy source with a vehemence that startled us all, … Continued
On Jan 26th, grade 5/6 students from JV Humphries in Kaslo went on their Waste Field Trip to the Kaslo recycling centers and transfer station. The first stop of the bus was at ACE Hardware, where we dropped off items for recycling such as batteries, light bulbs, and old cans of paint. We were met … Continued