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Big Green World

Posted on Jun 6, 2013 in Finite Resources

Big Green World

This is our final post for the year! Thank you to all our parents, friends and teachers who have followed us from around the world. It has been a wonderful year in Grade 4 and we are very proud of our learning. To finish the year, we’d like to share our very own music video, “Big Green World”. (Read more about our environmental project in this previous post) While preparing this environmental message, we learned a lot about persuasive language, filming techniques and digital...

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Water Matters

Posted on May 29, 2013 in Finite Resources

Water Matters

Over the last few weeks, Grade 4 has been investigating water. We have discovered that fresh water is a precious resource. We also learned that it is often polluted. Agriculture, sewage, industry and detergents can make water unsafe to drink. Many people around the world do not have clean water. In China, over 100 million people are drinking unsafe water every day. This causes diseases. Today, special guests from  RISE  Tsinghua University visited to teach us how to keep water safe and make it...

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Grade 4 Goes Green!

Posted on May 23, 2013 in Finite Resources

Grade 4 Goes Green!

We have discovered a big problem! We are using resources faster than we can replace them!  To understand the issue better, we watched videos about fossil fuels, energy consumption, pollution and greener solutions. Then we began to collect our own data. We audited energy use in our homes and at BISS, and oh dear, what a shock! We are wasting resources every day! We found lights on in unoccupied classrooms, air-conditioners set below 18 degrees, electrical devices drawing power when not in use...

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