Sunday, 26 April 2015

A way to help environment


On 22nd April we have discussed a lot about our  actions in order to help our planet: recycling was the first aim for my class.

“What is recycling?”
Recycling means taking materials from old discarded materials and making other new products from them.


What is the recycling loop?

Have you ever seen this symbol before?
This is the recycling loop. There are other forms of this symbol but this is the most common form. The three arrows in this symbol stand for the three steps in the recycling process.

The three steps
The first of these steps is the collection of the recyclable materials . The second step is processing: taking the old material and making it into new products. The third step happens when you buy recycled  products, made from materials you would have thrown away.

Why recycling?

- Recycling uses less energy and causes less pollution than making goods from new materials.
- Recycling usually costs less than other ways of getting rid of trash.
- Recycling saves forests, petroleum and other resources.

3 R's

Introduce the concept of the 3 r': Reduce, Recycle , Reuse.Classify students’ ideas as Reduce, Recycle or Reuse.

REDUCE ==> make less garbage. For example, instead of buying juice boxes for lunch, buy a large container of juice and use a washable single serving container to take it to school.

REUSE ==> use an item more than once. For example, when you get a plastic bag from a shop or a store put it in your car and use it again the next time you go shopping.

RECYCLE ==> turn an item into another useful item. For example, scrap paper from the classroom might be turned into newspaper or paper bags .
Recycling is the process of making or manufacturing new products from a product that has originally served its purpose.
Items ( objects) that are made from materials such as aluminum, plastic water bottles, and certain kinds of paper  can be separated from your regular trash and put in an appropriate recycling bin.  Human actions will either damage or help the environment.

Thinking activity

Place a  can  in a central location in the class. Have the children individually come up with an idea for RECYCLING the  can.
Scriviamo su un cartellone le loro idee su come riciclare o riutilizzare la lattina.

At school

If there are not recycling bins for all the different materials (plastic, glass, paper, metals, etc.),instruct the students to write letters stating their concerns and their desire to help the planet with recycling.

Out of the school: at home and on the road

What kinds of materials can we recycle?
Leggiamo con gli studenti il brano e stimoliamo una comprensione globale.
Paper, glass, cardboard, aluminum cans, steel cans, and other metals can all be recycled. Plastic bottles can also be recycled to make new products. These products can be used to make playground equipment, the steel in skyscrapers, bottles that hold food other household products, and even bottles for drinking water.

Ways to Help The Environment, Rodari Primary School
There are numerous ways to help the environment by recycling.

1 Recycling saves energy. The manufacture of new products from “virgin materials” the amount of energy needed is much higher than using recycled materials. The energy and resources that are expended in the transportation of “virgin” materials is also saved.

2. Recycling reduces pollution and preserves the environmental condition.

3. Recycling preserves natural resources

How can you help?
You can help by learning about and practicing the three R's of waste management: Reduce, reuse, and recycle! Practicing all three of these activities every day is not only important for a healthy environment, but it can also be fun too.

Recycling playing corner

We realized this handscraft of our planet by using only recycling papers and materials.

We went on talking about climate and animals: a lot of animals are in danger because of pollution and human actions

We learnt songs ( thanks to the Polish partners for suggestions!!!)
and we wrote poems.

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