For generations we have passed down all we have learned to future generations. As we navigate new materials and challenges not seen in generations before us, it is of vital importance to share our knowledge, and teach the youth so they can be equipped with the tools needed to adapt, create, and survive in what they are up against.
I am constantly talking. Teaching . Modeling. Exploring. Playing. With my children. But not in the typical sense. In the eco/save the world type sense. And not by giving them ecoanxiety, but equipping them with tools of action, so they feel empowered to make change.
We have a subscription to @greenkidcrafts and fell in love with our most recent delivery. โSave our oceansโ
Honestly I have been a bit disappointed in their supplies, as given the name I thought all of their crafts would be eco-friendly. But often there is a lot of plastic. However, this box made up for it (I am looking beyond the waste and focusing on the lessons taught). This lesson is one I think we can all learn from.
What does it mean to biodegrade? And whatโs the opposite?
Two weeks ago my 5 year old and I explored this topic, through an experiment with biodegradable packaging peanuts vs standard packing peanuts. Each were put in a dish. One water only. The other with water and salt (to mimic the ocean). The first set of pictures are the events that happened within the same day, immediately then about an hour later. The last is what happened two weeks or so later.
Results: biodegradable packing peanuts do in fact biodegrade. I am sure if we added more water and left for some more time they would be gone.
This was a great hands on visual experiment to show the lifespan of โthingsโ. And of course what it means to biodegrade.
And you could easily do this at home.
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