This term our inquiry unit is called ‘I sea I care’. We worked out that in a year if everyone in our whole school (including all the staff) used 4 toothbrushes we would use around 1776 toothbrushes. That’s a lot of toothbrushes going to landfill! This will destroy the environment and marine life. In 3/4w we discussed that this is very alarming so we decided to create jobs for everyone in the class to provide help to the environment and marine life, because toothbrushes are not always recycled. We discovered an organisation called Terracycle, which helps to reduce the amount of plastic in the environment by recycling used toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes. So we decided we would help Terracycle by collecting used toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes. please bring your old toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes and place them in the 3/4W boxes!
Shauna & Elizabeth (students of 3/4w)
Do you care about the marine environment and why? What can you do to help the marine environment?
On Friday 12th June, 3/4 classes went to Gould League for an excursion for the whole day. This was a sustainability centre. Some of our highlights included:
Seeing worms in the containers. Some were big and some were tiny. We learnt that worms have a saddle and they have babies very quickly, every few weeks.
Going to find some mini beasts in the soil. We found centipedes, cockroaches, earwigs, worms and millipedes.
Tasting the herbs likes mint, parsley, oregano, Vietnamese mint, curry leaves and rosemary.
Going into the shrinking machine. We learnt what is inside a compost bin. Inside a compost bin live worms who make oxygen for the compost. We learnt that spiders in compost bins don’t do anything except wait for flies to eat.
Learning that the egg of a worm contains up to 15 worms.
Learning that worms have 5 hearts.
Learning how long it takes for some materials to decompose.
Gould League excursion on PhotoPeach
What other things do you know about recycling or sustainability? What could you do to help the environment?