For Earth Day this year, Mme Laporte’s grade 5/6s took a deep diver into their own sustainability by investigating their personal EcoFootprints. The students were already working on a project building 3D models of First Nations Tipis, so we looked at our lifestyle in comparison to a traditional First Nations lifestyle of living off the … Continued
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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, tying the mini-BR unit with Mr. Mertens’ unit on Globalisation
Here are the posters Mrs. Graham’s class at St. Joseph’s School in Nelson created for their presentations!
Students at Ecole Isabella Dicken Elementary School worked hard to take things destined for the trash or recycling and make them into something new again.
Students at Kimberley Independent School had the chance to apply many of the lessons learned throughout the Beyond Recycling program into beautifully designed Eco communities. Students were given the challenge to create a community that demonstrated the eco footprint concept as well as share their Cities of the Future with their classmates and cohort classes. … 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
This creative group got to work for Earth Day. Waste has certainly been a focus in Mrs. Doll’s class all year, and to put their learning into action, the students made mittens out of old sweaters. Using second hand wool and fleece sweaters from the thrift stores, students started by cutting out their patterns. Once … 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
Set up for success in their oppositional desk structures, the grade five/six students at Columbia Park Elementary, are prepped and ready to let loose their arguments. They have researched and worked hard to learn the professional debate format so they might put forward the persuasive argument that their energy source is the best on Earth. … Continued
Hydro! Solar! Fossil Fuels! Nuclear! Wind! Pros and cons, cons and pros. Around and around the debate goes. Which energy source do you think is the best? It’s a tough question, and if there was one best answer then we probably wouldn’t be talking about it. Mrs. Doll’s class learned this lesson and more through … Continued