Wednesday, March 28, 2012



Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Research on vocabulary

Check the definition and more information of the following vocabulary:
Each vocabulary you should have: Facts, How does it work in waste management? Draw about the word. 
Incineration, decomposition, bacteria and compost critters.


Fungi - plants that make small cells that reproduce, instead of seeds (source: Lappi, M. Decomposers) 


How does it work in waste management?

Draw me!

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

3Rs - set your home conservation plan!

Set your home conservation plan.

We should start with reducing the source of waste. Then think about how to reuse waste and the last thing should be recycle.

Reduce/Reduction: to make something smaller or use less, resulting in a smaller amount of waste.

You can "reuse" materials in their original form instead of throwing them away, or pass those materials on to others who could use them too! 

Recycle—don’t just toss everything in the trash. Lots of things (like cans, bottles, paper, and cardboard) can be remade into either the same kind of thing or new products. Making new items from recycled ones also takes less energy and fewer resources than making products from brand new materials. 

Source: National Institute of Environmental Health Services 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Biodegradable & non-biodegradable

What is the definition of biodegradable?
Search on Yahoo! Kids

What is biodegradable waste and how does it biodegradable?
Categorize your home waste into a T-chart.

Article about our unit

Bring in an article about our unit from newspapers or books or website on Monday. Table points will be give to those who remember.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Brainstorming and KWL chart

What are you going to do today?
  1. Select 1-2 brainstorming words and pick good points to find out what they know. Fill in "What I know about" in the KWL chart. You can use the posters on board, pictures on blog and rewatch the Brainpop video.
  2. Think of "What I want to Know". Come up with research questions for our unit and fill in the KWL chart. Also write down new vocabulary on the W part that you want to learn.
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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Reflection Comments

Write a comment! Use one or more of the below to help you begin.
  1. One thing I learned today was ......
  2. I changed my thinking about ......
  3. I was surprised that ......
  4. I think that ......
  5. I wonder ......
  6. I predict ......
  7. Something I found interesting was ......
  8. I still want to know ......