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Ms. Corinna Low's science classes certified

  • 225 Students
  • 6 report(s)
  • 195,597 lbs CO2e saved

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Step 1: Perform a Baseline Assessment

Waste Baseline Assessment

Ms. Corinna Low's science classes

Westborough Middle School

South San Francisco Unified School District

Step 2: Create an Action Plan to obtain GSS certification

Science Class Goal: Zero Waste

Ms. Corinna Low's science classes

Westborough Middle School

South San Francisco Unified School District

Step 2: Create an Action Plan to obtain GSS certification

Proper waste disposal

Ms. Corinna Low's science classes

Westborough Middle School

South San Francisco Unified School District

Step 3: Complete the Action Projects identified in your Action Plan (must do at least one)

Zero Waste Goals

Ms. Corinna Low's science classes

Westborough Middle School

South San Francisco Unified School District

Step 4: Do a Follow-up Assessment and Report on the actions taken by your class to conserve resources and reduce C02e

School results

Ms. Corinna Low's science classes

Westborough Middle School

South San Francisco Unified School District

Step 5: Celebrate and Share your project(s)

To Blueline!

Ms. Corinna Low's science classes

Westborough Middle School

South San Francisco Unified School District

Science Class Goal: Zero Waste

June 3 2019

For our first seventh grade science unit of the year, we investigated the driving question: "Does our trash ever really disappear?"  Students focused on the science behind achieving zero waste.

Summary

Students began with an inital, baseline waste inventory where we looked throught the whole school's trash and counted how many bags of trash we generate on a daily basis.  It was approzimately 25 large bags of trash, most of which came from lunchtime. Through various labs, lessons and articles, students learned basic chemistry concepts such as the Law of Conservation of Mass and chemical reactions.  They also studied waste disposal methods throughout the world and focused on the 4R's, playing Office of Sustainability waste games.  Students identified specific waste issues in their school community, such as incorrectly disposing of plastic or paper utensils, or using unnecessary items that contribute to harmful waste.  They looked into zero waste strategies and the unit culminated in a final project where students answered the driving question through a means of their choice and then I conducted another waste inventory after implentation of their project.

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