Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016


After your group has decided on a learning issue, each group has to draw out your action plan.

Here are some ways to gather information:

·        Research from Internet / books
·        Watch documentary or videos on YouTube
·        Gather surveys
·        Newspaper articles
·        Social media
·        Interview

Pupils are to complete:
1)     Research materials/notes

2)     Decide on/finalize their group’s end-product

Each group has to come up with a powerpoint presentation (Compulsory for every group) AND another end-product.

The end-product can be any of the following:

  • a skit (complete with a script)
  • a video clip (your own production)
  • a pamphlet or brochure
  • a poster
  • a comic strip (on paper or online)
  • a model (eg. a machine that is able to sort out trash) 
  • a blog site
  • a rap performance (write your own lyrics)
  • a musical performance, singing (write your own lyrics)
  • an audio production (eg. role play interview between a deejay and an environmentalist)
Each group will be given 10 min to present your work next Tuesday.

Group Numbers
Time slot
Group Numbers
Time slot
0915 - 0925
1215 - 1225
0930 – 0940
1230 – 1240
0945 – 0955
1245 – 1255
1000 - 1010
1300 - 1310


APBL Day 2: Our consolidated Learning Issues

1.     In what ways can a child care for the environment?

2.     How to raise the awareness of people around us on               environmental issues?

3.     What can we do so that we will reduce our carbon                   footprint? What is carbon footprint?

4.     What is Global Warming? How does it affect us? What            happens to Earth during Global Warming? How can we slow down Global Warming?

5.     How can businesses help to stop global warming?

6.     How is garbage treated and where do they go to? How can people stop throwing their garbage into landfills and start recycling?

7.     How is garbage treated in Singapore?

8.      We can have strength in numbers. How can we raise              awareness to get people to do the 3 R's? What are 3Rs?


Thursday, July 21, 2016

APBL Day 2

Problem Recap

10-year old Louis is the recycling champion in his class. He makes a conscious effort in his daily life to make sure his actions do not harm the earth. For example, he recycles a lot of his trash at home.  Instead of using plastic bags, he uses his own recycling bag when he buys things from the supermarket. When buying food from a hawker, he brings his own lunch box to pack his food instead of the styrofoam box or plastic container used by the hawker.

One day, Louis and Tom were at a restaurant having lunch. The waiter served his lemonade with a straw. This set him thinking.

Louis: Hey Tom, I did not ask for a straw. Why did the waiter give me a straw? Hmmm… See everyone else receives it too without even asking for it.

Tom: Well, isn’t that great? It’s good service.

Louis: But I don’t need it. This is creating unnecessary trash… I am sure this is not the only restaurant that serves drinks with straws together. Do you know that over 500 million straws are being disposed of every day? That adds up to about 9,300 large buses full of disposable straws?

Tom: Wow! Now that you tell me this, I am both amazed and shocked.

Louis and Tom wanted to find ways to reduce trash and improve the ways people handle the trash we produce. What can we do to care for the environment? 

What we did yesterday:

Facts (Consolidated as a Class)
Idea generation (Consolidated as a class)
      1.     10 year old Louise
      2.     recycling champion
      3.     recycles a lot of trash at home
      4.     makes a conscious effort in his daily life not to harm the earth
      5.     Louis and Tom were at a restaurant having lunch.
      6.     the waiter served his lemonade with a straw and set Louis thinking.
      7.     uses his own recycling bags/container
      8.     500 million straws were wasted in a day
      9.     the straws can be filled in 9,300 large buses
1.   Louis is young but cares about the environment
2.   Louis is very concerned about the environment such that his teacher took notice and made him the recycling champion
3.   Louis is responsible.
4.   His actions can slow down Global Warming.
5.   Caring for the earth is not only the adult's job.
6.   Suggest to the restaurant staff not to use plastic straws.
7.   Finding a space in the landfill will be very expensive.
8.   The straws are made out of plastic which can be recycled into useful things?
9.   He is determined to save the Earth by recycling.

1. To submit the Learning Issues, click here.

APBL Day One

1. Identifying facts of the problem. Click here.

2. Generating ideas based on the facts. Click here.