Thursday, 30 May 2013

TRUAX/LORAX


CLICK HERE FOR TRUAX

Complete a Venn Diagram
Comparing and contrasting the texts
How is one text's depiction of deforestation different from the other?

Monday, 27 May 2013

OIL SPILL Poems

Students in Room Sixteen have been reading poetry by William Stafford,

Here is Ruby's awesome poem,

I’m walking down the cold, sandy beach,
The air feels gloomy and dead, like a graveyard on a rainy day.
The sea. A a dark greyish, colour, driving up close to me,
Then getting yanked back out by the horizon.


Almost every time now,
A new round, black formation, gets washed onto the black stained sand below my feet.
Alive, yet so dead and miserable.
I get a closer look, a small, twitching wing, soaked in shiny evil.  
I can now make out what it really is,
A small blue penguin, harmless to us, for some reason we still hurt it.
It looks up at me with a tear in its eye,
then slowly turns back to the soggy sand with a long,
drowning blink.


I wish there was something I could do with this poor, miserable bird,
But its now too late.
I placed my two fingers on its fragile chest just in case.
No pumping.
No movement.
No life.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

BIODIVERSITY READING TUESDAY W3





Get into groups of four 
Question 1



Once you have finished the questions, please grab an A3 piece of paper and draw the diagram in the delicate balance part of the reading. Or draw a diagram of how logging impacts on the environment.


Wednesday, 15 May 2013

CRIMES AGAINST THE ENVIRONMENT: ALASKA RESOURCE


1. DRAW DIAGRAM OF YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF HOW GLOBAL WARMING WORKS IN YOUR BOOK (Hint the picture might help you!)

2. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW, READ THE ARTICLE/ WATCH THE VIDEO
Click on this LINK

3. WHAT MIGHT BE SOME OF THE IMPACTS OF GLOBAL WARMING?



NEW YORKER LETTER TO THE EDITOR



Sunday, 12 May 2013

Oil Game



Oil is extremely useful

For transport, diesel, petrol. We need it to survive in the modern world.
But it pollutes.
Rena Disaster.
Sticky, environmental disaster.
Smoke- air pollution

When we burn fossil fuels – what do they give off?
CO2 Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide and Methane Gas.
They cause pollution and suffocation of animals, they enter our atmosphere the layer of gas that surrounds the planet, and they are making it a bit too thick. So the heat from the sun is trapped in the climate – global warming.
The oceans can absorb 2 million tons, the forests can absorb 2 million tons.
26 million tons a year we aren’t absorbing and that is going straight in to the environment.
Takes 65 million years to make. And around 65 million barrels of oil a day, every single day of the year.

The Oil Game
Many objects in the classroom are made with oil as a key ingredient, plastics, cds, fertilisers, etc 

Pānui Monday