It’s a Plastic World! In this lesson we thought about how much plastic is in our everyday lives and shared how many items we had touched in our day that were made of plastic. We then learned how plastic can be harmful to the environment, especially when it’s accumulated in the oceans.
This week two classes from Adam Robertson Elementary school and one class from Prince Charles Secondary School visited the Creston landfill to get an idea of what happens to our waste after we throw it away. The students have learned all about Reducing, Reusing and Recycling, but they didn’t know about additional waste diversion strategies … Continued
Students from JV Humphries in Kaslo participated in their Energy Debates last week with great enthusiasm! Groups of students were assigned a renewable or non-renewable energy source (solar, hydro, wind, fossil fuels, or nuclear) and researched the pros and cons of each source. They defended ‘their’ energy source with a vehemence that startled us all, … Continued
The grade 5/6 at Adam Robertson Elementary School became architects, planners and designers of Cities of the Future.
This week with Mrs. Walker’s 5/6 class at Adam Robertson Elementary School, we explored resource management with a game. We had six villages that each had to manage the fish populations in their lakes, feed their villages, buy supplies and sell fish to support the economy of their village. Each village had different strategies to … Continued
Last week Mrs. Walker’s Grade 5/6 class took a trip to the Creston Landfill. We looked at where the materials are recycled, how waste is separated into categories like metal, yard waste, woody materials and garbage.
Students from grade 3/4/5 at JV Humphries in Kaslo went on the annual Beyond Recycling field trip to our transfer station and the new recycling station for Kaslo and area. Megan Deas from the RDCK led the field trip, which included a stop at Kaslo Ace Building Supplies to explore which hazardous was
A big thank you to Legendary Meats and the Kootenay Smokehouse who offered an amazing opportunity to look at some great food business models supporting local and real. The morning was full, with cutting demos and composting explanations, beans getting planted and sausages made. It ended with everyone enjoying pesto-pepperoni pizza made by the students … Continued
JV Humphries students in Ms Franke’s 3/4/5 class utilized the class planter boxes to plant various salad greens and radishes on April 28. They seeded various spicy greens, red romaine lettuce, green leaf lettuce, and red globe radishes. These species and varieties of food plants were chosen because of their early growing season so students … Continued
On Feb 18 JV Humphries students participated in Energy Debates! Students worked in groups to research their energy source (either Solar, Wind, Hydro, Nuclear, or Fossil Fuels) using the school’s ipads and Beyond Recycling student page resources. The debates went super well and students got pretty heated up to defend ‘their’ energy source!! For our … Continued