The Gr. 5 students at Rossland Summit School held a very formal debate around the five energy sources: Fossil Fuels, Wind Power, Solar Power, Hydro Power, and Nuclear Power. Each group came very prepared, as well as in their best dressed, to share knowledge and pros and cons of all the energy sources. A pick … Continued
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Mr. Mcrann’s 5/6s were surprised to learn how much energy Canada and the USA consume per year, per person, as compared with every other area in the world. Canada/USA got, per capita, 54 barrels of oil in the year (as represented by hard candies), far surpassing Europe at 27. And then there’s Africa, where the … Continued
This week in Beyond Recycling, students of Adam Robertson Elementary School learned about water. Students shared what they love about water: quenching their thirst, jumping in a lake on a hot summer day, warm showers, rain, and more.
The See The Heat program provides the opportunity for Beyond Recycling students in Kaslo, Castlegar and Creston to take home a thermal imaging camera that connects to your smart phone to learn more about the energy efficiency of your home.
Today we learned that greenhouse gases (GHG) are important and necessary for life on earth – they have benefited life on earth by making the planet much more habitable. (Instead of minus 18 degrees Celsius, GHGs have allowed the Earth’s average temperature to be a pleasant plus 15 degrees Celsius). However, with all of our … Continued
This month in Mr. Blick and Mr. Lauze’s class at Adam Roberston Elementary School we are starting a waste free lunch challenge! When we did a garbage audit in October and January we noticed there are still many wrappers, cling wrap and plastic bags that are thrown out. There is also food waste! Perfectly good … Continued
On January 7, 2020, students in Ms. Gadbois’ grade 4/5 class started a new Beyond Recycling project, looking at the lifecycle of six everyday products: pencil jeans battery glass bottle soccer ball aluminum can The students worked in small groups to create a class presentation that showcased the lifecycle of their product, looking at the … Continued
Students at Frank J Mitchell Elementary School got their hands dirty learning how to recycle scrap paper into fantasticly colourful new paper.
Students at Frank J. Mitchell Elementary School explored the hidden life of common place items such as soccer balls, aluminum cans and jean pants.
Grade ⅚ students from Kootenay Orchard in Cranbrook did their part earlier this month to reduce the amount of single use plastics they use. After a Beyond Recycling lesson called “It’s A Plastic World”, students were shocked at the amount of single use plastics used in our everyday lives, and even more shocked that so … Continued