Our school is located in a rural setting. Over 50% of the students have been identified as economically disadvantaged. We have an active environmental science club and FFA program that utilizes the surrounding outdoor educational space. Our students are intelligent, creative, and eager to learn new things. We openly share gained knowledge with a global community and enjoy collaborating with other schools and organizations. This year STEM (now STEAM) has come to the forefront and teachers are motivated to include hands on art and engineering projects.
Since our local recycling center stopped accepting glass, we have decided to keep it out of the landfill by turning bottles into beads, buttons, key chains, and other useful items.
After learning about the chemistry of glass, students will design and engineer clay molds that will be used to fuse recycled glass using a microwave to create truly unique treasures.
When science and art come together good things happen!
The project combines STEM elements and art to motivate students to see trash as treasured resources that still have a place beyond the waste can.
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