Project 2: Project Recycle

  General Information

Lead Teacher(s): Richard Smith
(resmith@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca / csmith@thezone.net)

Mary McCann
(mmcann@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca)

Helen Hanlon
hhanlon@thezone.net

Lorraine Folkes
(lfolkes@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca)

School: Notre Dame Academy
1 St. Catherine St.
Grand Falls-Windsor, NF
A2A 1V7
Tel: (709) 489-3805
Fax: (709) 489-3265
Grade Level: The school as a group, but specifically the members of the Global Ed. Committee from Notre Dame Academy - Grades 4 to 7.
Number of Students: 16 students
Project Start and Finish Dates: The project would begin in March, 1998 and continue to the end of the school year. This type of project could be ongoing and started again in September, 1998.

  Project Overview

Project Recycle will involve participating schools in the Green School project and any school involved in or wishing to be involved in recycling. It will be developed at Notre Dame Academy School in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland.

Schools including Notre Dame Academy will collect recyclable materials and then do counts of the material, compile data and submit it to the lead school to be entered in a data base that will be available to the participating schools for interpretation and analysis.

Information and data would be presented graphical for the regions that participate in the project. This information will be tabulated and place on our web page for students to view. Reports will be written and submitted to the lead school to be included with the data.

Information included would be the types of recyclables and the amounts collected and the different areas collected from, school, community and the environment. Information would be updated regularly and posted on our web page.

Participating schools may submit pictures to be included with their data. It is hoped that schools from all across Canada and all over the world would participate and exchange data and information using the Internet. This would give greater scope to the project as participants could then compare various regions of Newfoundland and the rest of Canada or the world.

  Curriculum Connections

Technology Education:

  • Become familiar with the use of computers and the use of the Internet to exchange information.
  • Use e-mail to communicate and send information and data to the lead school.
  • Create and maintain a data base from the information collected locally and supplied from other schools.
  • Use a word processing program to write reports for attachment to e-mail.
  • Create and maintain a web page for the school on which current information would be posted and updated.

Language Arts:

  • Writing reports concerning the recycling project.
  • Communicating with other schools - exchange of information in written form.

Mathematics:

  • Other schools would collect and compile data to send to the lead school.
  • Collecting data and information in school and from the Internet and compiling the information into graphical form for inclusion on the school web page.
  • Interpret information and graphs - line and bar (e.g., types of material and amounts).

Social Studies:

  • Geographical data, other schools participating and their location.
  • Map use, locating communities on a map. Population distributions, comparing sizes and recycling initiatives and participation per capita.
  • Community awareness of pollution problems.
  • Conducting community and school cleanups.
  • Being aware of the importance of protecting our environment for future generations.
  • Awareness of other communities, people and their similarities and differences.

  Evaluation

  • Teachers, through discussion and observation, will note through anecdotal reporting, student involvement and participation in the project.
  • Increased awareness of community and the environment would also be noted as the project continues.
  • Increases in communication skills both written and verbally will be noted through class work and assignments.

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