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:

Plywood scraps

Hot glue

Hot glue gun

Big Lego blocks

Plastic wrap

Plastic tubes (like for aquariums)

Soda cans

Straws

Poster board

Boxes

Paint/spray paint

Newspapers

Styrofoam

White-Out

Small rocks

Tape

Sand paper

Small motor (like for fans)

Pipe cleaners

Toothpicks

Cotton

Paper (construction paper)

Clay

Paper clips

Dried bamboo

Dominos

Plastic cups (clear or colored)

Wire

Batteries (for moving parts)

Packaging tape

Electrical tape

Aluminum foil

Pringles cans

Raisin boxes

Milk cartons/jugs

Styrofoam peanuts

Elastic

Mirrored poster board

Cork

Light bulbs

Pill containers

Yogurt cups

Egg cartons

Pencils

Round Christmas ornaments

Play-Doh (or something like it)

Cans

String (yarn, floss, etc.)

Water bottles

Cardboard

Wrapping paper

Pipe cleaners


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