Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Garbage Art

We read some articles about how artists use garbage to make art. The artists want you to look and think about at all the stuff you throw away.

Found Poetry


We found some words in magazines and made some poetry like ransom notes.

Scientists in the Field!

We got to design field journals for when we go to Hoffman park so we can take notes on the things we do in Natural Encounters.  Before we started to design the field journals we brainstormed words that go with nature. It is even cooler because we got to make our field journals however we wanted as long it has to do with nature. Some people used pictures from old books of grass and bugs and other animals. This what they look like ⬇️

Townhall debate.

The townhall debate was about fracking and we all researched about fracking then the groups got together and had a debate. We debated if fracking was good or bad and we listed facts under pros and cons. People felt angry because they wanted people to agree with their opinion if they were against yours. There were lots of different stakeholders which were, bc government, First Nations, gas company, community members, environmentalists and people looking for jobs. Fracking is a machine that goes in the ground puts chemicals into the water then puts sand in the cracks and then sucks up all the natural oil. We did this because it's an important environmental problem and it’s important that people know what's going on and what fracking is and also the effects of it.

-Allison, Simona, Libby

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Our Garbage Experiment


The garbage experiment is that we put garbage that we found into a jar and seal it and leave it for one week.

We are doing it because we have learned about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is garbage that is in the middle off the ocean that is mainly plastic. Its about the 2x the size of Texas. We wanted to see what our own garbage that we found in our school grounds would be like in a week and if it would affect the water.

Some things that happened was the garbage had a horrible smell -- one group's smelt like rotten eggs and dead fish. Another's was that pop cans got this pink holes on it that felt like bumps also some people's garbage smelt like candy and didn't stink.
The next step we have decided to take, is to leave the garbage for 2 more weeks to see if anything has changed in that time.


by Alyssa
April 11 2017

SFU field trip

On April 28 we are going on a field trip to Simon Fraser University.  We are exited to go and we have heard its very fun.  We are supposed to do science experiments and use microscopes. It should be really interesting.  We might be working on chemistry as well. 


Math

In math we are doing reflections, translations, and rotations. Translations are when you move a shape across the grid, rotations are when you turn a shape around the grid, reflections are when you reflect a shape across the line of reflection.  I think everyone gets it and is doing well.  I think the math is  fairly easy.


Inquiry

For inquiry right now we are researching environmental problems in BC.  My partner and I are researching endangered bees.  

Student reporters: Ashley and Alexis 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Letters

For the past month and a half our class has been working on gratitude scene but we started writing notes to people that we thank, love, are friends with, siblings, and other people we care about.  I wrote one to my brother, friend, and grandparents.  We are learning that expressing our gratitude can help us be happy.

-alexis