Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Part of the Grade 1 Science Curriculum has us exploring ways that the objects and materials we use have a direct effect on the environment. Our conversations about recycling and composting have led us to the different materials that items are made of. There has been global awareness being brought to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and also the use of plastic drinking straws and their impact on animals.

Today we watched this video about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and saw images of a plastic drinking straw stuck in a turtle’s nose.

Here are some of our ideas of how we can be part of the solution, not the pollution!

What Is A Community?

Although we have been discussing it a lot, the concept of community can be difficult for children to understand. Below are a few videos about what a community is. These are not videos about our local community but that will be coming soon!