For the super unit Green Dragons, my group’s project was Color-Coded Recycling Bins. I chose this subject because I had noticed the recyclables that ended up in the trash. And as a goal of SSIS being a sustainable school, recycling is important.
This idea is sustainable, because it’s not harming the environment in any way. In fact, Color-Coded Recycling Bins will help the environment. Our source for wood would be supplied by a local store, which would make the cost of wood cheaper. Since this is recycling project, students and teacher should agree to recycle. There is no affect to any culture about recycling, but instead it would help the world. This project also can be made with only 5th graders.
For our proposal, we started to mak individual proposals. That included the Problem, Solution, Evaluation, Project Description, Equipment and Facilities, Budget, and Timeline. We also gathered information from our observations, and our survey we made. Also the whole group had to work on a Infographic, so each person work on their part on the Infographic. Then we had to pick parts from each proposal to make the final proposal. Like any other pitch, we had to practice many times.
Something I found interesting in was the real amount of recyclables that are actually in the trash as well as the answers we got from the cleaners, about what they do to the trash.
The most challenging part of this unit was the gathering the information. It was hard to find answers about what happens to the recyclables and organize all the information into the Infographic and proposals. Also when we had to answer the questions for the Shark Tanks, that was really scary for our group. We worked together and helped each other with the proposals and the Infographic. For the questions, we agreed that someone would do one type of question, and then someone else would do a different one.
I think my team did good job at working together. And that’s the reason we probably finished everything on time. If we or someone would do this project again, I would suggest that they should interview the cleaner mostly, and use the survey results more effectively.
Thanks for reading my blog post about the Green Dragons unit, and about Color-Coded Recycling Bins.