We have been very busy during our first two weeks back at school! We are finding our Sustainability Guided Inquiry topic interesting and are exploring what might happen to our world if we don’t start looking after it!
We have added two news words to our vocabulary – sustain and recycle. We shared our thoughts about the meaning of these words.
What does sustain mean?
Look after our world – Thea
Throw out rubbish when you see it on the floor – Reece
Keep the world clean – Rhianna
What does recycle mean?
Follow the rules of recycling. Cans, bottles, newspaper and cardboard have a spot – Amber
Use the correct bin – Eimear
You can re-use it again – Azari
Take garbage and put it in the recycling bin – Jason
Our discussion got us thinking…what happens to all our rubbish? Where does it go after it gets collected by the rubbish truck? We have put together a little experiment to see what happens to some of our rubbish. We have buried two mini bags of rubbish in dirt and will have a look at the end of the term to see what has happened to the things we have buried.
Before placing our bags in the dirt we did what all good scientists do…we shared our predictions about what we might find!
Bag One – ‘Fruit Scraps’
It’s going to get soggy and dirty and brown – Louis
It’s going to turn into soil – Linisha
It might turn to compost – Ethan
The banana and the peel will turn brown – Ruby
It might turn a different colour – Reece
Bag Two – ‘Paper and Plastic’
It is going to change into something –Sajith
The bags will get dirty and slugs will get in them – Thomas
It might get all dirty – Jordan
It might get mouldy and dry – Ruby
It won’t turn brown –Raffi
Nothing will change – Reece
We wonder which predictions will come true?