We will make a weather station by buying an anemometer, barometer, hygrometer, rain gauge, thermometer and weather journal. Members of the “Peace Lillies” (our gardening group) will collect the data and use it to help create weekly garden plans for planting, weeding, harvesting and planning. Our weather station will let us participate in citizen science groups and share our information in our school and community as a news service. That will help us get more publicity and bring in more volunteers to grow our garden. Weather data and tools will also be used by science teachers for a practical perspective on the reality of climate change.
Getting engaged: We will investigate what is a satellite, which materials are used in order to build one and why are the necessary for Earth sciences. Community mapping: We will interview people in our island and ask them how the felt when they saw the oil spill and how it affected their lives and we will write an article expressing their opinion. We will contact the environmental organization of Salamina (PERIVOS) in order to give us a talk about the environmental impact of the oil spill. Taking action: we will build our own satellites, using LEGO We Do 2.0 , we will write code in order to program to move around our inflated Earth. We will try to find data (pictures from the Copernicus / Sentinel satellites) in order to investigate how large was the oil split. Celebrate: We will present our work during the “Astronerds saving the Earth” classroom party.
We will show it in the school library and hold a bake sale outside advertising the movie. Any kids wanting to see it after school could come to the movie and/or support the parks and buy things at the bake sale.
1. We have placed a blue recycling bin in every classroom and office in all of the buildings on the campus. 2. Environmental club officers have a floor of each building to monitor and to empty the bins. 3. Once a week the officers empty the classroom and office bins into a hallway bins. 4. The maintenance crew then empties the hallway bins into the bins outside. 5. The city of Milford picks up the recyclable paper once a week. 6. There are also recycle bins on the sports fields. 7. Recycling is required at every school event.
My project will educate people on how pollution has affected our world. It will also raise money for other countries to buy cleaner heating or cooling systems so that we can cut down on the amount of pollution. I will also plant trees and vegetable gardens to help clean air and stop global warming. In the long run, I hope to end this world of pollution we have created.
The project is already set up and the final testing is this summer, After this we will start with massive promotion all over Qatar. Next school year another roof garden will be set up in our school to cover the full roof top.
I will only have one day in the classroom with these students so we will need to work quickly! My idea is to use the melody of a popular song that everyone knows and change the lyrics - I will have some recording equipment with me so by the end of my time with them we should be able to make some recordings. Then I will complete the song and send it back to the class so they can share it with their community!