Project 2: Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle

Logo General Information
Project Overview
Goals
Curriculum Connections
Evaluation

  General Information

Lead Teacher:Ed Reid
Address:St. James' Elementary
P.O. Box 1060
Channel - Port aux Basques, NF.
A0M 1C0
Grade Level:4
Number of Students:26
Project Start and Finish Dates:February, 1997 - May, 1997

  Project Overview

This project will be open to any grade four class across the country. First, as an introduction, all participants will send to each other a brief description and location of their community. Secondly, the classes will collect, sort, count/weigh, and record the amount of garbage they throw away over a period of time. Thirdly, all classes will take all the data and analyse it. Fourthly, based on their findings, each class will develop a plan to reduce, reuse and recycle.

  Goals

  1. Students will learn how to use the Internet as a communicating tool.

  2. Students will learn about the impact of garbage on their environment.

  3. Students will learn how to locate and plot communities on a map.

  4. Students will learn how to collect, record, make predictions, and analyse data.

  5. Students will learn how to record their data using graphs and tables.

  6. Students will be challenged to develop a plan to reduce, reuse and recycle trash in their classroom, school and community.

  Curriculum Connections

This project will fit into their Computer Studies, Language Arts, Science, Math, and Social Studies programs.

Students will learn keyboarding skills, word processing skills, how to save, retrieve and print information from a disk, how to use the Internet, how to upload and download files, and how to send and receive e-mail messages as part of their Computer Studies program.

Students will learn research, writing and communicating skills. They will have to edit, revise, and prepare a final report on their findings as part of their Language Arts program.

Students will learn how to collect, record, make predictions and analyse data as part of their Science program.

Students will learn how to use graphs and tables to record their data as part of their Math/Social Studies programs.

Students will learn how to locate and plot different communities on maps as part of their Social Studies program.

The intended learning outcomes of this project are:

Students will strengthen their relationship with the environment.

Students will strengthen their awareness to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Students will be able to collect and record data using graphs and tables.

Students will strengthen their awareness of how communities can help each other in solving common problems.

The intended learning outcome for Technology Education are:

Students will have an understanding of the Internet as a way of communicating.

Students will be able to upload and download files.

Students will be able to send and receive messages using e-mail.

Students will be able to write letters using a word processor.

Students will be able to save information on a disk.

Students will be able to retrieve information from a disk.

  Evaluation

Students will link with other students across the country using online communication to share their information.

Students will learn that the computer is a tool.

Students will develop map, graphing and tabling skills.

Students will participate in experiments and analyse information.

Students will interact with each other.

Students will use hands-on activities to apply what they have learned.

The tasks will indicate students' understanding of the concepts.

The teacher will be able to assess the written work.

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