Sustainability is our topic for term 2 with three sessions for your involvement.
Session 1. SolarBuddy – Thursday May 3rd at 2:30pm
Students collect data on how many families have solar panels for some of their energy use and if the school has any solar panels and add to the data base on the post for this session in term 2. Then Solarize the world with a project to take action and give the gift of light to others who have little or no power. SolarBuddy is a great program that allows students to actively make a difference in the world. SolarBuddy connects Australian school communities who want to make a difference with other children and communities in areas throughout the world that live with energy poverty. In this program schools/students purchase, build and send lights to a community in need with the help of the buddy2buddy system. We will have the experts from SolarBuddy explaining how students can be involved.
Session 2. Carbon Sinks – Tuesday June 5th at 2:30pm
The amount of carbon absorption by trees is the focus of this session. (sequestration) The experts at the Royal Botanical Gardens will instruct students on how they can measure the trees and calculate the carbon sink of your school. Students will then be able to submit the data into the calculator for comparison with other schools and decide what action the school needs to take. Thanks to Climate change North.ca for the image of the carbon cycle.
Session 3. Carbon Footprint – Wed June 20th at 2:30pm
Your school and electricity use. Our scientist David Holmes from Bendigo Discovery Centre will show us some crazy things we can do with circuits and talk us through collecting data on each school’s electricity use. Students will go away and collect their schools data on electricity use and perhaps their own and then be able to calculate the carbon output. Making simple circuits is another great activity that can follow the session. Does the carbon output match the carbon your school is catching? Submit the data to compare with other schools. What can you do about it?Register here