Monday, June 27, 2016

Repurposing: Third Graders Crafts Inspired By Literature



Third Graders built looms and wove with strips of fabric made from shopping bags.










Others made vehicles using found objects and wire.







A new BNS tradition?


Friday, June 24, 2016

Why Are the Residents of the Green Studio 106A Laughing So Hard?

BNS has won the Department of Sanitation's Team Up To Clean Up City Wide Elementary Level Award.  


Thanks to BNS staff, families, and, of course, BNS students, for over 12 years of effort that led to this amazing award.
Thanks to Amy Plattsmeir for cowriting and editing and Ed for  uploading the proposal.
And thanks  to Andrew and his class...they know what they did!

The image is a shadowbox with photos and found objects created by Steve Wilson.  Virtual reality old school.  Come to Studio 106A to see the original.

Take some time and read our proposal.  It shows what a community can accomplish over time  And the photos are adorable.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Climate Change and Cars by Brice and Seku

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Electricity and Climate Change by Kai, Maya, and Ellie

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This stop motion animation replaces one originally created by these students. It was inadvertently erased. Their original artwork and construction was taken apart.  They used the photos from a book titled:  "Switch On, Switch Off" by Melvin Berger to help explain the concepts behind renewable energy.


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Dooming Ourselves?



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Turn Off the Lights


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Park Your Car: Miles and Theo

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Bees and Climate Change

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Carbon Dioxide and Climate Change by Violet, Levi, Evie and Frances








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Monarch Butterfly: A Visual Poem

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Dr. Element Explains Climate Change by Enjoil, Lauren and Simoni





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The Horseshoe Crab, Sea Birds and Climate Change by Drew, Omar and Isaiah

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CO2 and Climate Change by Atticus and Shunji

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Climate Change and Bees by Kimani, Masai, and Sabu

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Sea Birds, Horseshoe Crabs, and Polar Bears by Aurelio, Sho and Andrew

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Monarchs and Strong Weather Brought on by Climate Change

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Violet and Stella: Climate Change and Photosynthesis

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Trees and CO2 gas by Fifth Graders

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Bees and Climate Change: by Charlie, Diego and Ella


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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Anselm, Xavi, and Ben: Alternate Energy

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Climate Change and the Horseshoe Crab by Layla, Robert, Kiara

Without narration, these images tell about the horseshoe crabs and shore birds and the possible impact of climate disruption on rising seas.

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Here is the copy for the voice-over narration:

Climate change affects horseshoe crab mating.
Warm weather causes sea levels to rise, which means the crabs will have less room to lay eggs.
They will have to move further up the beach and that will put them in danger.  Birds could make a meal out of them, or flip them over so that they are vulnerable.

When the crabs mate, the sea level rising, also makes the  vulnerable, because they are clipped together.
(The male is clipped while mating while the female lays the eggs.  He unclips and moves down closer to her tail.  As the female crawls away, he moves back up and fertilizes the eggs.)

 Climate change affects the hatching.  If it is too warm, they might become one gender over another.

When seabirds fly south, they need to feed on the eggs.  Because of climate change, they may find that the eggs have already hatched and that they have no food.



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Fifth Graders Use Stop Motion Animation to Tackle Climate Change

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Insect Critters by First Graders


 All pictured insects are beneficials!















Monday, June 13, 2016

Buddies' Trip to Plumb Beach 2016

K and Third Grade Classes Go to Plumb Beach. Third Graders plant sea grass and then join K students eroding a mountain of sand, channeling water, looking for crabs and other critters.

Thanks to Justin Weiner for the amazing photos.


Shore Song with Bill

Jo and Robert looking for critters








Planting Grass







Better with  a Buddy