Environmental Education


Build a medieval trebuchet using recycled materials

Grades 4-7 To understand the physics of how a trebuchet works, students first explored how simple levers help make our workload easier....
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Short term plastic products, are they sustainable?

Students learned about short term plastic products specifically; plastic ballpoint pens, toothbrushes, disposable lighters and disposable razors. All of these products have a short lifespan of less than two months when used daily, are not refillable, are not recyclable and are destined for the landfill, incinerator or end up in the ocean.
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Baking from scratch

Baking food from scratch creates food that tastes good, is better for you and teaches important life skills. Homemade food also eliminates the need for single use plastics and non-recyclable food packaging (e.g. granola bar wrappers). This lesson plan teaches children why homemade food is better for the planet.
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Plastic Free Challenge and Plastic Consumer Survey

Students learnt how plastic pollution is affecting our oceans, ecosystems and the food chain. They learned about the different types of plastic, which ones are recyclable and what percentage of plastics are recycled globally. This forced the questions; Is recycling plastic a viable solution considering the global market and harmful affect on the planet? Considering the climate crisis can we continue to use plastic as a form of packaging?
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