Listed below are the activities offered in our Environmental Classroom.
Magnetic Pull: New for 2020! Students investigate with magnets by testing the pull and finding if the force is strong enough to travel through non-magnetic objects.
Plastics 1:Students make a polymer chain, then make a polymer slime from glue, water and Borax.
Plastics 2: Students sort plastics and make a shrinky-dink with a thermoplastic.
Worms: Students examine worms and their habitats, including the microscopic creatures who live with them. This project works best with the Compost Jar activity.
Compost Jar: Students make a bottle composter and worm habitat; examine compost; and identify compost creatures. This project works best with the Worms activity. When completed early in the school year, students can see the decomposition process!
Paper Making: Students make their own recycled paper, following the manufacturing process.
Garbage Pizza: Students make a pie graph with trash samples that represent what is in our garbage.
Earth Smart Recycling Game: Students use the board game format to find out about recycling.
Household Hazards: Students make a baking soda and vinegar rocket to observe reactions and work on a Waste Wheel that they can complete when they return to school.
Trash History: Students become archaeologist, identifying the period in which artifacts are found; use a time line; and find out The Stories Trash Can Tell.