The grade 5 class leads the way at Hume School for Earth Day.
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As a wrap-up to Beyond Recycling at Hume School we celebrated with a Real Food Feast. The students were challenged to bring something to share with the class that was nutritious, grown locally, grown organically, homemade without unknown ingredients, used little to no disposable packaging and available in season. After introducing how and why each … Continued
We took a Good Food Field Trip to Save-On Foods to investigate food choices at one of our local grocery stores.
Climate change is a challenging topic to grasp, so thankfully Mrs. Turcon’s class had a series of visuals to help them work through it. First, a model scale was created to help visualize the balance between carbon producers (forest fires, volcanoes, humans burning fossil fuels) and carbon absorbers (trees, oceans). With this, students could see … Continued
Mrs. Turcon’s grade 5s and 6s at McKim Middle School are learning all about how they can make their lives more earth-friendly, and go Beyond Recycling. As part of the first unit of lessons on waste, the class learned how to make new paper out of old paper. They started by tossing scraps of paper … Continued
And the Best Energy Source is…Well, that depends. Where are you? What time of day is it? What natural resources do you have available? How much money do you have? And, who is debating the topic? Mme. Webster’s grade 6 class rose to the occasion and debated the pros and cons of 5 different energy … Continued
Scrap paper was the primary ingredient in Mme. Webster’s class’ fruit salad this November. The grade 6 students took the challenge of “closing the loop”, using waste material to create something new. In this case, they diverted scrap paper from the recycling and used it to make new paper – in the shape of fruits … Continued
Everything you use has a story. A beginning, a middle and an end. A story of extracting the ingredients, a story of manufacturing -or producing – the end product, a story of transportation, even a story of what happens after it’s useful time is over. The students in Mme. Webster’s grade 6 class at TM … Continued
In this lesson, students learned the difference between weather and climate, and how the atmosphere protects us from harmful UV rays. We also explored how greenhouse gases in the atmosphere act like the glass on garden greenhouse, reflecting some of the sun’s radiation back to Earth and keeping us a nice warm average 18 degrees … Continued
Did you know that cavemen produced no waste at all? And that today we produce an average of 2.1kg of waste per person per day!?! That’s as much as a stack of field guide books – every day! What a difference a little time can make. Mr. Mac’s class made this discovery by dressing up … Continued