PLASTIC OCEAN! “Green Gorilla” video talked about replacing plastic bags with cloth bags something everyone can do! We glued plastic items together to make a “gyre” we wrote statements about plastic in the oceans. We included ocean creatures and made a “plastic ocean” scene on a bulletin board. By Frankie and Blewett School Grade 4/5 … Continued
RENEWABLE AND NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCES We learned the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources. Glass is made from silica(which is sand).Oil is a non-renewable resource, because you can’t renew or regrow it. Timber is a renewable resource because you can grow trees. Emissions are air pollution from fossil fuels. Effluents are water polluters. Written by Rylee … Continued
We made recycled paper to keep from cutting down so many trees. First, we collected used paper to recycle. Then we tore it up, soaked it in water and put it in the blender. We screened the pulp and flattened it out. We patted it with Sponges to get rid of the water. We rolled … Continued
Question & Answer Game! We took the RDCK “Recycling Guide” pamphlet and we all wrote questions. The answers had to be in the pamphlet. We got into 2 teams. A question would be picked out of a hat. If the team got the answer right they got a point! It was a interesting fun and … Continued
Professor Betty Lovestrash and her Assistant Garbologist analyze Blewett School’s garbage. We took the garbage from our whole school and sorted it on a tarp, The sorting piles were “compostables” “recyclables” “re-useables” “food waste” and real “Garbage”. We discovered that the biggest amount of garbage was PAPER TOWELS! -written by Maddy R. and Blewett Grade4/5
The first lesson was held at Blewett School, in Ms. Gingrich’s grade 5 class, on November 23rd, 2011. We are looking forward to a great year!
We have been looking at the Trues Cost of Food. Not just what you pay at the grocery store, but all the IMPACTS on the Earth, from pesticides to transportation emissions. There are lots of ways to reduce this cost on the Earth. We can grow our own food, buy food from farmers’ markets, and … Continued