Thursday, March 21, 2013

Day 3 Assemblies

On Wednesday, March 20, 3rd through 8th grade gathered in our Performing Arts Center learn about severe weather caused by global warming. Doug Norton of the climate reality project came to teach us about the connections between weather and global warming. Some facts Doug gave us were:
  • People believe volcanoes produce more carbon dioxide than humans; however volcanoes produce 0.15 to 0.26 gigatons while humans make 35 gigatons.
  • An airplane melted into the asphalt due to extreme heat
  • Many people around the world are saving energy in different ways like:
·         Africa has computers connected to solar panels for schools
·         India has windmills across the coast
·         Germany has more than 21,607 windmills
He told us that the time is now to change the world and global warming. Global warming isn’t somebody else’s problem, it is our problem. We live here and this is our problem.
-Rachel, Trinity, Jack

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Day 2 Assemblies

On Day 2 of our FOL, we had two more assemblies. The first one is where two high school students presented to the whole school about how we can make a difference. The second one is where an educator from ACE (Alliance for Climate Education) told us who we could get involved in helping save the planet.

This week the whole school were surprised with two inspiring high schoolers with a presentation on global warming. The students were presented with videos with different kind of facts and and pictures. They taught the students that they can take a stand even though they didn't start this they can end it. One student in 6th grade got a reusable water bottle because she said that she was going to unplug her gadgets to save electricity and energy. The students and faculty learned about many of the causes of global warming and how we can change it. Climate change can make animals and plants to become extinct because they can not adapt to the sudden temperature.  As you can see, in a while global warming will really make an impact on our Earth, and we really have to take charge! Our voices can make a difference so stand up and be heard!
By: Naomi & Trinity

Hello ACDS! For the Festival of Learning, we are learning about Global Warming, and what we can do to stop it. For today's assembly, a man that worked for ace came to show us a video about how we cause Global Warming, how it works, and what we can do to stop it. Ways we can prevent Global warming is by unplugging gadgets, use reusable water bottles, and carpool to school. These are just few examples of the many things that you can do, they may seem small, but it makes a big difference.  I learned that anyone, no matter what age, can make a difference one step at a time.
By: Camille

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Day 1 Assemblies

The entire ACDS community got together to kick off our FOL week on Global Warming. We listened to Greg and Terry play several songs, using many different instruments, with an environmental theme. We sang for an hour and even learned some sign language! It was a fun show for everyone.

The Middle School got together to watch a portion of the documentary "A Fierce Green Fire". It sparked a lot of discussion about Global Warming.

Additional Photos Taken By: Harper D.

Earth Balloon

                                                        March 11, 2013

Throughout the day, all the grades (k-8) went to the Performing Art Center and inside was The Earth Adventure’s Earth Balloon. There are only eight Earth Balloons in the world, so ACDS was very lucky to get to see the world in a new way.
  • Every inch is equal to 30 miles on Earth.
  • The Earth balloon is made of 24 panels for each time zone.
  • Setting up and taking the balloon down takes ten minutes.
There was a man from Earth Adventure who came to teach us about global warming and the effects. He gave us some facts about global warming that taught us the consequences of global warming. He told us that 97% of the sunlight bounces off of the snow, and into your eyes, which is why it’s so bright after it snows. Trees take in carbon dioxide to make into sugars, then trees give us oxygen which we need to survive. He left us with a quote, “If a lot of us would do a lot of little things it is what would make a big difference.”
                                                            - Naomi Y. and Rachel S.