When individuals mine for various resources, they destroy everything and it is no longer a suitable habitat for plants and animals.
Our students used a paper clip to remove chocolate chips from cookies. Even as they very carefully removed the chocolate chips, they were faced with a crumbling cookie. Students quickly made connections with their rainforest learning.
During “Cookie Mining” students gathered the valuable resource (chocolate chips) but sadly found they could not extract the resource without destroying the cookie. Lessons like these are powerful reminders to care for the planet we live on. We are proud of our students and know that they are developing their sense of conservation and care for the world in which we call home.