This week we examined the size of our ecological footprint. We looked at how our actions can impact the size of our footprint, and how different countries have different size footprints. We were amazed to see how every choice we make, every day, can increase or decrease the size of our footprint. Our class put … Continued
Jaffray Elementary looked at what the difference is between our needs and our wants. We noted that we NEED things like food, shelter and water. We WANT things like our ipod and brand name clothing. We also looked at what the word SUSTAINABILITY means and how each choice we make can impact future generations.
This week we looked at how what we eat can impact the planet. We started of the class by looking at the classic American meal of hamburger, fries and a pop. We looked deep into what is involved in creating this meal, noting that to create this meal our food had to travel a very … Continued
Our world is FILLED with plastic. It’s hard to even imagine a day where you wouldn’t use plastic in many different ways. We looked at the plastic we use and then looked at the impact of our use of plastic by watching part of the movie Addicted to Plastic. We were surprised to learn about … Continued
Our Jaffray class looked deeper into the waste we produce with the Garbology lesson. With safety equipment on we explored the classroom garbage and discovered a whole lot of plastic and packaging. Students calculated the amount of ziploc bags they would create in the entire year and were surprised to see how the use of … Continued
Mrs. Jones grade 5 class in Jaffray Elementary started up Beyond Recycling this month. We started with costumes, games and looking at how the amount of waste humans create has changed over time. We had lots of fun and students started to understand that how we have dealt with garbage in past cultures was very … Continued