Grade 4/5/6 class create new paper from their recycling.
Author: Karen Doughty
Mr. Winzer’s grade 5/6 class pulled together all their learning from the Beyond Recycling Program to design their Communities of the Future. This activity was an excellent way to culminate the program and celebrate Earth Day. Students gathered in groups of three to talk about how they would design a sustainable community that would exist … Continued
Mr Winzer’s Grade 5/6 class at Valemount Elementary looked closely at the distribution and usage of water around the word. Living near the headwaters of different watersheds makes it difficult to imagine that there are places that do not have access to an abundance of clean water. After learning about water distribution in … Continued
Grade 5/6 students from Mr. Dustin Winzer’s class at Valemount Elementary School discovered the origins of many familiar products. Looking at raw materials, they attempted to determine what could be manufactured. Jeans, aluminum cans, glass jars, batteries, soccer balls and pencils were the products they did further research on to become the experts and teach … Continued
The grade 5/6/7 class at McBride Centennial School participated in activity to better understand the challenges of supplying a community with a sufficient clean water supply. Understanding that not all communities or countries have access to an adequate supply of fresh water was surprising. The groups worked together to determine how to best distribute their … Continued
The students in grade 5/6/7 came prepared with the facts to debate the positive and negative aspects of different sources of energy. Things became pretty heated at times and everyone came away with a new perspective. Being quick to think on their feet was a bonus for some of the teams. Did anyone win? It … Continued
Ms. Tegarts class loves their worms. All year they took care of a worm bin and learned how worms change our food scraps into dirt. We also learned how fast worms can reproduce and spent a class turning one worm bin into two. All that vermicompost was used to grow potatoes in the class. Students … Continued
The grade 4/5 class was introduced to the skill of debating. From researching their energy source to preparing notes to support their topics they learned a lot about debating and critical thinking. Seven energy sources were researched and debated in the class. Solar, geothermal, wind, hydro, coal, nuclear and oil. It was inspiring to see … Continued
Grade 4/5 students in Ms. Tegart’s class spent several hours researching and preparing presentations on the lifecycle of manufactured products we use everyday including aluminum cans, glass bottles, jeans, pencils, soccer balls and batteries. After learning about all the stages in the lifecycle of a product they became experts in one of the products. Their … Continued
Grade 5/6/7 students at McBride Centennial School jumped at the opportunity to get into character and discover the history of waste. Students were shocked and amazed at the amount of garbage in the world and came up with many questions to guide future learning.