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Waste and Our World

One of our artists will lead your class as we explore waste and our world through movement and action. We’ll beam into your class using Google Meets and lead the session for you. We’ll have a brief meeting before the first workshop to go over workshop details and answer any questions you may have.

After you check out, you will be able to pick your starting date from our calendar.

Time:  2- 75 Minute Sessions

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We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”​

– Native American Proverb

An example...

See how we act out how recycling and sorting garbage

Program Outline

We use drama and movement to kinaesthetically learn about science by using our bodies to model real science concepts.

Step 1: We will teach the students the concept that we are looking at by using diagrams and videos.

Step 2: Students will have a chance to explore the concept through movement and drama – we will be animating the concept and acting it out.

Step 3: As we move through each new concept in your chosen topic, we will repeat the process of learning and acting so that the students can use their bodies to learn.

Step 4: We will provide worksheets for each topic for your students to complete either during or after our workshop sessions.


Grade 4 Alberta curriculum

Learner expectations:

  1. Identify plant and animal wastes, and describe how they are recycled in nature. For example, plant leaves serve as a source of food for soil insects, worms and other creatures. The wastes of these animals may then be further broken down by molds, fungi and bacteria
  2. Identify and classify wastes that result from human activity
  3. Describe alternative methods of disposal, and identify possible advantages and disadvantages of each
  4. Distinguish between wastes that are readily biodegradable and those that are not
  5. Compare different kinds of packaging, and infer the relative advantages and disadvantages of that packaging. In evaluating different forms of packaging, students should demonstrate the ability to consider a consumer perspective as well as an environmental perspective
  6. Identify methods of waste disposal currently used within the local community
  7. Identify kinds of wastes that may be toxic to people and ot the environment
  8. Identify alternative materials and processes that may decrease the amount of waste produced; e.g., reducing wastage of food, using both sides of a sheet of paper
  9. Identify ways in which materials can be reused or recycled, including examples of things that the student has done
  10. Develop a flow chart for a consumer product that indicates the source materials, final product, its use and method of disposal
  11. Identify actions that individuals and groups can take to minimize the production of wastes, to recycle or reuse wastes and to ensure the safe handling and disposal of wastes
  12. Develop and implement a plan to reduce waste, and monitor what happens over a period of time
Classroom or Group Setting:
  • Smartboard or projector or TV
  • Internet access and Google Meets
  • One computer with working microphone and webcam
  • 30 minute Meet & Greet session with your Trickster to work out details
  • Please move all chairs and desks aside to create a large open space in your room
  • Print out 1 worksheet per student
  • Willingness to provide feedback to Trickster

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What Teachers are Saying

It works because students better remember what they actually do. We can come closer to a more complete understanding of how things work by acting them out.

It enhances all student learning by providing a methodology for kinaesthetic learning.

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