J.L. Long teacher Jeremy Turner is coaching the school’s first Future City team. So far, the team has designed a city plan using Sim City 4, and now they are building a model of their city in real life.
According to the Future City rules, the entire model must be constructed of recycled materials. So Turner and the kids have been collecting recycling to build their city. He sent me a laundry list of stuff they could use, which is posted after the jump.
But the things they need most, he says, are a large piece of plywood for the city’s base and art supplies: glue gun sticks, paint and other craft supplies. If you’ve got some of that stuff lying around, bring it to the office at J.L. Long and tell them it’s for Mr. Turner.
So far the team has designed the city, written a 1,000-word essay explaining how their city will meet energy needs and maintain a healthy planet, and they’ve written a narrative about their city’s key attributes. Building the model is the last step before presenting their city to a panel of judges later this month.
Here is the list of recycled items the team could use:
Hot glue gun
Big Lego blocks
Plastic tubes (like for aquariums)
Small motor (like for fans)
Paper (construction paper)
Plastic cups (clear or colored)
Batteries (for moving parts)
Mirrored poster board
Round Christmas ornaments
Play-Doh (or something like it)
String (yarn, floss, etc.)
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