Grade 4/5/6 class create new paper from their recycling.
Mr. Winzer’s grade 5/6 class pulled together all their learning from the Beyond Recycling Program to design their Communities of the Future. This activity was an excellent way to culminate the program and celebrate Earth Day. Students gathered in groups of three to talk about how they would design a sustainable community that would exist … Continued
Grade 5/6 students from Mr. Dustin Winzer’s class at Valemount Elementary School discovered the origins of many familiar products. Looking at raw materials, they attempted to determine what could be manufactured. Jeans, aluminum cans, glass jars, batteries, soccer balls and pencils were the products they did further research on to become the experts and teach … Continued
Ms. Tegarts class loves their worms. All year they took care of a worm bin and learned how worms change our food scraps into dirt. We also learned how fast worms can reproduce and spent a class turning one worm bin into two. All that vermicompost was used to grow potatoes in the class. Students … Continued
The grade 4/5 class was introduced to the skill of debating. From researching their energy source to preparing notes to support their topics they learned a lot about debating and critical thinking. Seven energy sources were researched and debated in the class. Solar, geothermal, wind, hydro, coal, nuclear and oil. It was inspiring to see … Continued
Grade 4/5 students in Ms. Tegart’s class spent several hours researching and preparing presentations on the lifecycle of manufactured products we use everyday including aluminum cans, glass bottles, jeans, pencils, soccer balls and batteries. After learning about all the stages in the lifecycle of a product they became experts in one of the products. Their … Continued
Students at Valemount Elementary School had a lot of fun making new paper out of the used paper in their recycling bin. The Grade 5/6 classroom was converted into a paper making factory, and groups of students worked through stations to complete all of the steps of making paper. By the end of the lesson, … Continued