Have you ever had a videoconference? Well, we just did. Today we travelled six hours to the Grasslands region of southern Alberta and visited Dinosaur Provincial Park! From the comfort of our classroom we experienced the sight of mule deer eating lunch, tasted the muddy flavour of popcorn rock, heard the frightening rattle of the Prairie rattlesnake and felt the smooth fossil of a Euoplocephalus. We watched a cartoon of the glacier story, and now we know how all the fossils ended up in the Badlands. We listened to the wind all through the trip, and know to hang on to our hats. After learning about rocks and minerals in Grade 3, it was very interesting to learn about how the big rock formations. The names of some of the plants and animals were interesting too. Have you ever heard of smooth Bluetongued grass or Blue Grama grass? We are looking forward to visiting the Cypress Forest next Wednesday.
Yesterday we talked about the advantages of juice box packaging. Today we thought about the disadvantages. Here’s today’s list:
Sometimes they leak and spill through the straw
Sometimes it’s not enough juice
Juice boxes cannot be refilled and reused
little juice boxes make more waste than a big box
Not all the parts are recyclable – we have to throw out the straw
We found it was hard to think of many disadvantages, so decided to do some comparing to other ways of packaging juice. These could be using a water bottle, bigger jugs of juice, powdered juice, frozen concentrate….
Can you add to our lists?