Eco Investigation fieldtripPosted by in Humanities G6 on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 at 2:22 pm
Grade 6: Field Trip Eco Investigation
You will be visiting three different locations: a landfill, waste water treatment plant and a recycling pney. You must bring a camerlant. You are required to investigate, document, and later analyze the following during the day journal or phone to take pictures with.
Before you go please answer the following:
1. Name three types of pollution.
Water Pollution, Air Pollution, and Land Pollution
2. Landfill: What items do you think you will see in the landfill? List 10 of items
Trees, Tissue, Plants, Paper, Spare parts of vehicles, Cardboard, Sandals, Plastic Bags, Cans, Scrap Wood, Tires, Tractor, Scrap, Metal, Clothing, Ropes, Bottles, Shoes, Rotten Fruit, Glass, Bottles, Trucks, Workers, Binder, Dirt, Plastic bottles, Decomposed, Tires, Bottle Caps, Plastic Bits, Bulldozer, Wood, Scrap Metal, Rubber Gloves, Plastic, Rocks3.
Water treatment: Explain how you get clean water to shower with. What process do you think the water goes though before exiting your water
The water comes from the river
The water gets sucked to the water treater then gets cleaned, then the water mix with a chemical (PAC and Capote)
4. At the recycling plant, what items do you think you will see being recycled?
Plastic bottles, Cans, Plastic bags, Glass, Cardboard boxes, Helmets, Bucket, Rice Bag, Used Metal, Plastic Bottle Caps, Plastic, Materials, Clothes, Paper, Mirror Shards, Glass Bottlesm, Fabric
During the field trip do the following:
Location: The Bus
1., Take a picture of:
a) your lunch.
Bakso Mie at Bakso Lapangan – Georgina
Fried Noodle at Bakso Lapangan- Shila
Bakso Bihun at Bakso Lapangan – Dave Kim
Nasi Goreng at Bakso Lapangan- Denzel
Crispy Roll and Salmon Maki at Sushi Mise- Suvi
Sushi Mix and Tonic Water at Sushi Mise-Ursula
Fried chicken, rice,frosty cone and chicken nugget at Wendy’s- Shawn
Wendy’s Frosty and Chicken Burger- Aldo
Salmon Maki and Salmon Sashimi at Sushi Mise- Kelly and Chelsea
Salmon Maki and California Roll at Sushi Mise – Jocelyn
Fried chicken and rice in Wendy -daran
Fried chicken ,rice and cola at Wendy’s -Jin Pyo-
Fried chicken, rice and ice lemon tea at wendy’s – Aldy
California Roll and Cold Ocha at Sushi Mise – Cathleen
b) You and your friends
c) The exhaust pipe on the bus
Location: Water treatment plant
1. Get a brochure or business card if they have one.
2. How many liters of water go though the treatment plant everyday?
8,640,000L everyday goes through the treatment plant everyday
3. What items are removed from the water that comes into the plant?
Trash, Poo, Dirt, sanAluminiumdissappointed because I didn’t see what real Landfills look like. Denzel
I was shocked and disappointed because there wasn’t enough trash there. – Dave
I was shocked and surprised when we did not saw a lot of trash so it wasn’t that smelly so I was relieved. – Jocelyn
2. How do they monitor and control what comes into the landfill?
3. Take a picture of:
a) something that surprises you.
b) Something gross.
c) Something you think should not be in the landfill
d) Garbage items you see more than 5 of (ex. 5 watches) and take a picture of each 5.
e) Something that makes you feel sad, and be able to explain later.
Location: Recycling plant
Take a picture of something
a) that is being recycled.
b) You are surprised it’s recyclable.
c) Is it worth recycling? Valuable?
After the field trip you and your group of four are going to put together an i-movie, or presentation of your investigation. You must include the photo’s and other evidence collected during your field trip. Each group will present on one section of the trip. Think about and analyze the following:
Group 1- Your lunch: What did each person in your group eat? Zach Aldo
Where did all the food you eat come from? Local ingredients or shipped from another country? What effects does that have on the environment?
How did it get from the farm/nature to your plate? Igor Shila
Is this harming nature in any way (taking from the ocean, deforestation, use of chemicals, effects on ecosystems)? Josh Georgina aldy
How much waste (trash, packaging, waste) did you create in one meal? If you were to eat this meal 350 days of the year, how much (in weight) garbage can be directly linked to YOU addinHow does it make you feel? Josh Aldo
What could you, or the company do to reduce this waste? Ander aldy:
What could you do eat foods that have less impact on the environment? Ander aldy
Are there any habitats or animals at risk due to our diets? Ander Shila
Find a newspaper article that relates to this issue to share with the class. Zach Shila
Group 2- Water Treatment Plant
What was the name of the Water treatment centre?
How much water goes through the treatment plant everyday?
Where does the water come into the plant?
Explain the steps, processes and equipment used to clean and treat the water at this plant and other treatment plants.
Record how many liters of water (approx.) each person in your group uses every day.
Research and think of ways to reduce your water usage.
Where does the polluted water that is not treated go?
What are the implications (problems) of this type of pollution on ecosystems and organisms?
Describe 3-5 problems facing our rivers, oceans and organisms living in them (try to find a few specific examples)
Find a newspaper article that relates to this issue to share with the class.
Group 3- Landfill
Describe what you saw at the landfill and show images of how it made you feel when you first approached. Ian
Find photos of 5-10 other landfills in the world and show where they are and what you see in the landfill. Shawn Dave
Research steps environmentalists take to ensure no harmful chemicals seep in to the soil. Are they taking these precautions in Indonesia? Compare to another countries garbage disposal processes. Dave Denzel
If harmful chemicals get into the soil what does it affect? Ian
Name some items that are extremely harmful to put in a landfill and tell why. Shawn
Investigate why you saw so many of ONE item (the 5 of one thing). Denzel
Express how being at the landfill made you feel by showing a photo and an explanation (or a poem) of your feelings. Dave
How can we reduce or limit what goes into the landfill? ALL
Find a newspaper article that relates to this problem to share with the class. Ian
Group 4 – Location: Recycling plant
Name some items that go in the landfill, but should be reused, recycled or reduced.
How long does it take for some items to biodegrade?
Share what you were surprised to see recycled.
Do people get money for recycling? If so how much?
Are people recycling in every country? Some more than others? Why? Research and explain.
How can we get items to the recycling plant rather than the landfill?
What can our community, and schools do to reduce the amount/type of items going into the garbage/landfill?
What are some direct solutions to this problem right here at our school and in our homes that we can do NOW.
Find a newspaper article that relates to this topic.