Earth Hour 2013

By , March 25, 2013 10:44 am

Earth Hour was started by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in an effort to encourage business and households to turn off non essential lights for one hour at the end of March in effort to promote conservation of energy for the planet. To learn more about earth hour, click here. To see photos of other places in the world turning off their lights, click here. (Thanks to the Toronto Star). 

Making Relevant and Meaningful Connections with Text

By , March 22, 2013 3:02 pm

After reading Floodwaters, Returning to the Ancestral Home, The Hockey Card and The Hockey Sweater, how do you connect to the story. What does it remind you of? Use examples from the text and your own experiences to explain.

 

 

Physical vs Chemical Change

By , March 6, 2013 12:12 pm

To create a cell phone or an i-devise, processes are used that rely on chemical changes. Metals, plastics, ceramics, and various other trace materials are all chemically changed so as to produce what we know to be a typical cell phone.

Choose two of the following topics and write a paragraph for each. Post your response on the class blog and your blog. Comment on 3 other students in the class.

  • How do you think the creation of cell phones/i-devises has influenced the lives of the people buying the phones?
  • How do you think the creation of cell phones/i-devises has influenced the lives of manufactures (Apple, Samsung)?
  • How do you think the creation of cell phones/i-devises has impacted the environment? (Keep in mind what it takes to make them and dispose them).
  • How do you think the creation of the cell phones/i-devises has influenced the lives of landfill operators?
  • Do you think cell phone/ i-devise companies should be producing fewer cell phones/i-devises, more or the same number but made lighter? Explain why you think the way you do?
  • Do you think cell phone/i-devise companies should promote recycling programs for their products and give consumers better discounts when considering a new phone/i-devise? Explain your thinking.

Why Kindness is Important to Me

By , March 4, 2013 3:20 pm

Today, students discussed the importance of random acts of kindness and why it’s important in the outside world. Kindness week begins March 4-10. Students have written a response about why kindness is important.

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