Friday, June 8, 2012

Clean-Up Follow-Up: #153

Clean Sweep follow-up

Our clean sweep was followed up by a project by Mr. Mac's grade 4 students who plotted the types of litter they found and how it was distributed across the playground.  The waste poster below was created so that as students found waste on the schoolyard, they plotted it with coloured pins to create awareness of where litter was of the greatest concern and where each piece of waste should have ended up.  It also allowed the students to discuss wind and other factors that move waste in our community.

This legend suggests where the waste should have been placed or recylced by students:

21st Century Competency:

We are critical thinkers.  It seems inevitable that some trash will end up in the schoolyard.  For Mr. Mac's class they not only picked up the trash but analysed where trash was the biggest problem and where it should have been placed.  Most of the items found were 100% recyclable.  By moving beyond trash collection to data analysis these students have the information they need to find real solutions to the problem of trash in the school yard.

Grade(s) Involved:     Grade 4 (1 class)
Date Submitted:         April, 2012
Leaders Involved:      4Mac

Autographs of Student Participants

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Student Written Description of the Environmental Action Project:

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Describe Why This is an Environmental Project:

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