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Learn About Recycling | ReThink and ReUse Center Field Trip| KidVision Pre-K

Learn About Recycling | ReThink and ReUse Center Field Trip| KidVision Pre-K


– This module is sponsored
by the children’s trust. – Hi I’m Penny from Kid Vision VPK, and these are the Kid Vision VPK kids. We’re here today to find
out about Rethink and Reuse. – Well welcome Penny and Kid Vision kids. Come on in and I’ll tell you about the Rethink and Reuse Center. – Thank you! (children’s music) – What we do here is collect clean reusable materials from the community, primarily businesses. When they want to throw away things, instead of the garbage trucks coming and going to the landfills
with all this material, they call us, we come get it and we have it available for teachers and for parents to use with their children. – Oh, that’s wonderful. So children get to play
with the recyclables and learn while they’re playing. – Absolutely. – So let’s use the materials
and lets make a maze, okay. Are you ready? Let’s go see what they have. – We’ve got some tubes
over here that can be used. – Yay! Look at all these great tubes! Do you know what a maze is? – [Children] No. – A maze is a pathway. This is a math skill. It’s spacial relations. You’re walking through space. Come on through, look at you! You’re doing a great job. Go ahead. There you go, nice
walking through the maze. Perfect, great walking! You’re walking through space. (children’s music) You children made a great maze. Now, unfortunately, it’s clean up time. That’s it, you have to
find their place in space. So that they set up nice and
neatly just as we found them. This is actually a math skill too. We’re putting them all
nice and neatly in order. Nice job. Hi. – Penny. This is Janet. – Hi nice to meet you. – She’s going to do an activity with you and the Kid Vision kids. – I invite you to be very
creative with this material. Plastic lids and caps. And let’s see if we can
come up with making a game. You think we can do that? – Yes. – Alright. Who needs a board game piece? Will this work for you? Great. And you might want to walk around and get some of the beads and bottle caps that you might need. – So what you’re going to do right now, is create your own board game. And you can’t go wrong,
whatever board game you make is going to be your game. And then you’re going to explain to us how to play it. Alright get busy! And what kind of game are you making? – I’m trying to make Checkers. So how many other bottle caps you get, or if you get all of them the person wins. – That’s terrific. And what’s the age range? – Four and over. – Four and over, great. And how many people can play your game? – Two. – Two players, perfect. Now tell us about your game. – The red starts on the
red and he goes around and needs to get in here. And the first one to have all of their pieces in here wins. – How many people can play? – Four. – Four people. And what are these cards? – These are how many you can move around. – So should I take a card and flip it? Okay, shuffle the cards. I’m going to take one and flip it. Four. I’m going to be green okay. And which way do I go? Okay. One, two, three, four. You made an awesome game. – My game is tic-tac-toe. – How many people play your game? – Two. – Two, and how do you
know who the winner is? – They get three in a row. – They get three in a row. Would you like to play with your friend and see if you can play together? Is there a winner? Oh, so you’re both winners. Good job! And how do you play your game? – My game is about checkers. – And how many people can play your game? – Two. – Two, and what age groups play your game? – Five and six and up. – Very good! I love how you used recyclable
materials to make games. Did you enjoy the activity? – Yes. – Yes, would you like to take it home and play with your friends? – Yes. – Great, good job. Give me five. Excellent. So much fun. – Here we’re going to
do a creative activity. We’re going to use four
different types of materials. As many as you want of
those four different types. And you get to build a
structure that doesn’t fall. You think you can do that? – Do you understand? – Like that one? – Yeah, that’s a good idea, like this one. See how it has a good foundation, it’s balanced, and they used four different materials to create a structure. Are you ready? Would you show us the materials that we can choose from. (children’s music) This is a great structure. Can you tell us about it? – It’s a big tower. It has lots of materials. – It’s really a nice tower. And look how well balanced it is. You really approached it
with a lot of creativity. Look how nice, that is so steady
and a very good structure. – This is the top and then I wanted to make it even on both sides. – You made it very even and it is a really interesting house. – This is a treasure chest
that has been lost in the sea. – A treasure chest that
has been lost in the sea! And look it’s balancing, it has lots of wonderful treasures in it. So, look at this. It looks like you’re busy building. Tell me about it. – It’s supposed to be like a little thing that you can like
make noise with bottles. – Do you mind if I try? (bottle rattles) Listen to that! It has a great sound! So your structure makes sounds. That is very cool! – We’re going to put our
scientific hats on this afternoon. Can we put our hats on now? But now today we’re a scientist. And let’s think. First, we’re going to
observe the different materials that we’ve placed
on the table for you. We’re going to think of which one might be heavier or lighter. – So we’re going to decide if these materials can sink or if they’ll float. – That’s right! – Can I go first? – Of course you can. – Great, I have a tennis ball and it feels light. Do you think it’s going to sink or you think it’s going to float? – Sink. – Float. – Float, why would you
think it’s going to float? – It’s not light, but it’s hard. – Should we try it? It did float! Okay go ahead. A key! Do you think it’s going to sink or float? – Sink. – Why? – Because it’s heavy. – Okay let’s try it. Wow, was she right? – Yes. – Yes she was. Okay what item do you have? – I have this. – Okay let’s try it. Do you think it’s gonna sink or float? – Sink. – Why? – Because it’s heavy. – Okay, let’s try it. Wow, that sunk. – Is that going to sink
or is it going to float? It’s gonna float? Lets try it out. – It did float. And how about you, you have
the same type of material but a different shape. Do you think it’s going to sink or float? – Float. – Why? – It’s light. – It’s light, that’s true. He’s right. – And the conclusion is, things are heavy and light, that’s correct. What happens when they’re heavy? – They sink. – And what happens when they’re light? – They float. – They float. So you’ve learned scientific investigation of sink and float. – Thank you so much for showing
us around Rethink, Reuse. We really learned about using
recyclables to learn today. – Bye!

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