共享地球 | 助力环保公益 Sharing the Planet | Inquiry About Waste
实践探究“环保”- 超学科探究主题《共享地球》


地球是我们共同的家

2019年4月,三亚外国语学校附属幼儿园中班组围绕超学科主题《共享地球》共同探究了以“环保”为核心的内容,历时六周的探究围绕着垃圾的种类、减少垃圾的产生、循环利用产生的垃圾、垃圾给环境带来的危害四条线索展开。

在访问调查、谈话交流、观看视频及图片等前期活动中,孩子们关于环保的疑问被一触即发……


“别的国家也有垃圾桶吗?里面会不会有不一样的东西?”
“是不是只有人类会制造垃圾。别的生物呢?”
“是不是每一种垃圾都可以被回收?”
“我们要怎样处理海洋垃圾?”
“垃圾扔多了之后地球会变成垃圾场吗?”
“为什么要清理工清理垃圾,而不是我们自己?”
“怎样保护地球,我们可以做什么?”
……



At Sanya Foreign Language School Kindergarten, our JK students started our inquiry into Sharing the Planet by creating a survey to inquire into what kinds of rubbish we could find in our very own kindergarten. Before our survey, we watched videos and looked at pictures of different kinds of rubbish such as plastic, paper and metal. After this, we walked around school observing and documenting what we found. The students were so interested and they asked many different questions such as, “How did this rubbish get here?” and, “What can we do about it?”



实践探究“地球”


孩子们初步认识了垃圾的种类,同时结合社区资源邀请土壤专家走进课堂分享“蚯蚓堆肥法”,让孩子们在直观形象中感知了环保的重要性,并根据自己的疑问,主动去探究,进一步收集资料进行分析整理。

我们鼓励他们用自己最喜欢的方式呈现。课堂内外,孩子们通过绘画、科学探究语言、动作、手工制作、活动设计设计等多元方式进行了探究,与此同时,他们也学会了合作分享、尊重欣赏彼此的同时及时反思与总结。

为了帮助孩子深刻理解超学科主题的中心思想并内化为行动,根据“减少垃圾的产生”和“循环利用产生的垃圾”的探究线索,大家展开了植树、保护海洋环境、再生纸等环保活动。他们也用自己力所能及的方式以及行动表明自己对环保的态度,表达自己对环境的尊重。比如在午餐环节,会把餐食都吃完不浪费等行为;还会把生活中看到可回收利用的废弃物进行改造之后进行再一次的利用。这些好的行为不仅促进了孩子们的全面发展,还坚定了他们坚持环保的原则,同时也深化了他们对形式、原因和责任几个重要概念的理解。


Following this exploration, we started our inquiry based on our central idea: There are alternatives to discarding our rubbish. The students inquired into different kinds of waste such as plastic. They reflected on how they could reuse this waste, thus reducing it overall. The students decided to make a poster to be displayed at school in order to encourage other students and parents to recycle their waste. Along with this poster, the students made their own rubbish bins and placed them in the lobby of the kindergarten for everyone to use.

We inquired into alternative methods of reducing waste such as composting and we even had a soil scientist visit the kindergarten to talk with us. For Earth Day, we planted trees at school in the hope of encouraging and inspiring future classes and students.

We took action by going on field trips and we organized a beach clean-up day. We gathered all the rubbish and made a large piece of art to show everyone that we can make beauty out of waste.
Through all of this exploring and inquiring, the students gained a deeper understanding of our key concepts: responsibility, form and causation.


通过一次次的探究,孩子们意识到不能让垃圾破坏我们赖以生存的环境,我们应该做到保护环境,人人有责。在最后的活动延伸环节,为了创造一个更加和谐和美好的世界和环境,孩子们决定通过投入参与和宣传倡导的形式让大家意识到环保的重要性的同时,贡献自己的一份力量,共同为环保发声并做出支持。他们结合社区资源,通过协作的方式,成功举办了一场环保拍卖会。
At the end of our inquiry theme we organized an auction to sell our artworks, all of which were made from reused materials that we collected. The money that we raised was given to a top charity to be used in the conservation of our beautiful island that we live on.


我们始终相信真正的环保并不是一次成功的拍卖会,而是践行到生活当中,态度和意识的转变和提升,这样才能支持更有意义、更负责任、更深思熟虑和更长远的行动。让人惊喜的是,在整场活动中,孩子们全面发展、坚持原则、勇于尝试以及善于沟通,与此同时他们的沟通交流技能、研究技能以及自我管理技能都得到了很好的锻炼。
Throughout our transdisciplinary theme inquiry, the students were principled, risk-takers, inquirers and communicators. They also developed the communication skills, research skills and self-management skills. We hope that you have enjoyed our journey and exploration with us! We understand that a one time auction may not be enough for the whole Earth to recycle. However, the changes that we made, the attitude that we chose, and the awareness that we developed can make a big difference to the world.


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We hope you will enjoy the students' transdisciplinary theme inquiry journey as much as we did!


在此非常感谢所有家长及社区对孩子们探究和环保公益事业的支持。
最终环保拍卖会所得善款将全额捐赠于中国社会福利基金会51Give公益基金用于环保公益事业,贡献他们小小的力量。后期,我们还将持续跟踪和落实善款的最终使用情况,并通过51Give公益基金公开最终所取的成效,保障善款的合理利用。孩子们用力所能及的方式为环保公益事业的发展贡献自己的力量,他们都是光荣的“环保小卫士”!
We would like to give our sincere thanks to all of our parents and the community for their support of the children’s inquiry and public welfare.
The JK year level of Sanya Foreign Language School Kindergarten will donate all the money to 51Give Socially Responsible Development Center for the purpose of environmental protection. We will post an official publicity notice with the charity's confirmation to ensure the donation has been issued correctly.