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Down the Sewer/Recycle Relay

Down the Sewer


Ever dump anything into a street storm sewer? Where does storm water go? Students will learn how water from storm water run off sewers is not treated like other waste water.


Matter and Energy, Grade 3 (Forces Causing Movement)

There are several types of forces that cause movement. 
Forces cause objects to speed up, slow down, or change direction through direct contact or through direct contact or through interaction at a distance. 
Forces in nature, such as high winds or water, can have a significant impact on humans and the environment, and need to be regarded with respect.

  1. access the impact of various forces on society and the environment;
  2. investigate devices that use forces to create controlled movement;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of how forces cause movement and changes in movement.

Matter and Energy, Grade 5 (Properties of and Changes in Matter)

There are three states of matter.
Matter that changes state is still the same matter.
Physical change refers to the fact that a substance can be changed from one form to another.
Chemical change implies the formation of a new substance.
The properties of materials determine their use and may have an effect on society and the environment.

  1. evaluate the social and environmental impacts of processes used to make everyday products;
  2. conduct investigations that explore the properties of matter and changes in matter;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the properties of matter, changes of state, and physical and chemical change.

Recycle Relay

Students will learn about the residential recycling cart, what items go in and what items go out and how to sort the material properly. Proper participation in the blue box saves landfill space, water and other natural resources and reduces litter in our environment.


Earth and Space Systems, Grade 5 (Conservation of Energy and Resources)

Energy sources are either renewable or non-renewable.
Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but it can be transformed.
Choices about using energy and resources have both immediate and long-term impacts.
Conservation (reducing our use of energy and resources) is one way of reducing the impacts of using energy and resources.

  1. analyse the immediate and long-term effects of energy and resources use on society and the environment, and evaluate options for conserving energy and resources;
  2. investigate energy transformation and conservation;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the various forms and sources of energy and the ways in which energy can be transformed and conserved.


This activity is part of the Water Technology Theme