As part of the sixth grade Environmental Science curriculum the students have been learning about present day environmental issues.  These include the use of renewable and nonrenewable resources, along with managing forests and fisheries.  We conducted a laboratory experiment to exhibit the outcome and effect on the environment of using nonrenewable resources. This was followed by a discussion on alternative approaches to the issue. The class also did a jig-saw activity, where each group researched an aspect of the various methods of managing forests and fisheries. Each participant then became a reporter and shared with a new group the research they had accumulated on their topic and provided an informative handout to the entire class.

By Mrs. Kelly
Science Teacher
Physical Education Teacher