Virtual Earth Day Celebration for all Friends of the Blue Planet
Earth Day is observed around the world on April 22nd to pledge support for environmental causes. Our school's annual celebration is one of our most beloved traditions. This year, we will be holding a Virtual Earth Day Celebration. Join us in honoring our precious Earth!
IMSP Upper Elementary students have been diligently preparing presentations on Earth Day topics, along with various activities for younger students. These include worksheets, coloring pages and crossword puzzles available through Seesaw.
From April 20th-24th, the Upper Elementary students will join Lower Elementary morning zoom meeting to share these presentations and offer them suggestions for developing sustainable environmental protections. Meanwhile, our Primary students are gathering through Zoom meetings at 2:00 pm each day of this week to enjoy an Earth Day story time with our Upper Elementary students.
This year we are focusing on the general concept of sustainability. We will learn how to eat sustainably, how to save water and energy, and how to reduce waste and air pollution!
Didn't finish your plate? What do you do with the food? Try and weigh all the food you would throw out over a weekand write down your data into the chart. How many kilos of food did you throw away?
Do you know how much water you use in a day? Children will provide a chart for filling in data of how much water they used for different activities, such as flushing the toilet, washing, using the dishwasher or washing machine.
Are there ways of cleaning the air in your house? Our students have prepared a worksheet to fill in and check for each step. There is also a brief survey.
REDUCE YOUR WASTE
Did you know that plastics can only be recycled twice? Collect all the plastics you would normally throw away for one week. At the end of the week, you can see how much plastic might end up in our oceans.
Make a list of all the electrically powered items in your home. Ask yourself this question: do I need that? Can I live without it? Does it have to be powered the whole day? Ask your mom or dad to help.