Project 1: TRASH - Teaching Responsible Attitudes to Save Habitats
A proposed project of the Science and Health teachers at Goulds Elementary; the aim of this project is to develop positive student attitudes towards the environment, specifically the areas of recycling and garbage reduction. Another aim is to aid in th e institution of a local recycling campaign within the school and the surrounding neighbourhood. The Internet will be the primary resource, allowing students to communicate with other schools and to research issues dealing with the aims of the project.
There are a multitude of connections in the grade six Science and health programs. The intended learning outcomes listed below come directly from the curriculum guides of those courses. Language arts will play a large role in the communication aspect of this project and the reporting. As well, mathematics skills will play an integral role in the formulation of any conclusions.
Intended Learning Outcomes
As stated in the introduction, the Internet and student use of such, is the primary research and communication tool. Student access to this resource is among the most important factors that will make this project a success. It is the project's intent ion to report and share its findings with all participants and as many other students who can be reached. Once again, the Internet forms the basis of this intention and is of primary importance to its completion.
One aspect of evaluation for this project will be the creation of a homepage and the reporting of results by the students.
Another aspect of evaluation dealing with student attitudes shall be undertaken using a pre-test/post-test questionnaire.