Welcome to 2021 KA Sustainability Fair!
What to expect ...
The vision for the 2021 Sustainability fair is to model a bird-eye view of what makes a sustainable lifestyle possible, beginning with observing nature, mimicking it in the urban design of neighbourhoods and cities that catch water, follow a healthy urban metabolism that relies on renewable energy and cradle to cradle design, practices green chemistry, generates sustainable business and economy ideas, and finally zooms in to individual's lives to give people the right to a better, happier and healthy sustainable lifestyle experience.
Please go ahead and start exploring a sustainable way of living ....Thank you for being here, we hope you enjoy the content!
Grade 9 physics (class of 2024) designed a neighbourhood base map concept that is good for birds is also good for people, with 50% space for humans and 50% for nature.
Their vision provides community, health, economic, and ecological benefits while modelling environmentally responsible, sustainable design.
They then designed thermally insulated buildings with passive heating and cooling, which allow natural light in and provide calming benefits.
They followed biomimetic design concepts that meet a futuristic look for the next1000 years ahead.
Click on each title below to explore the Biomimetic, green, and sustainable building design
Biomimetic Wind Turbine Design by Grade 9 Physics, class of 2024
The first step to mimicking nature is observing. Enjoy a collage of nature photos by photography class
How playing a musical instrument makes us happy, smarter, and healthier!
1. ''Strengthens bonds with others.
2. Strengthens memory and reading skills. The Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern University states this is because music and reading are related via common neural and cognitive mechanisms.
3. Playing music makes you happy. McMaster University discovered that babies who took interactive music classes displayed better early communication skills. They also smiled more.
4. Musicians can process multiple things at once. As mentioned above, this is because playing music forces you to process multiple senses at once. This can lead to superior multisensory skills.
5. Music increases blood flow in your brain. Studies have found that short bursts of musical training increase the blood flow to the left hemisphere of the brain. That can be helpful when you need a burst of energy. Skip the energy drink and jam for 30 minutes.
6. Music helps the brain recover. Motor control improved in everyday activities with stroke patients.
7. Music reduces stress and depression. A study of cancer patients found that listening to and playing music reduced anxiety. Another study revealed that music therapy lowered levels of depression and anxiety.
8. Musical training strengthens the brain's executive function. Executive function covers critical tasks like processing and retaining information, controlling behavior, making decisions, and problem solving. If strengthened, you can boost your ability to live. Musical training can improve and strengthen executive functioning in both children and adults''.
Click below to enjoy and explore composed notes by students in Ms. Carolyn's class, who have proved their ability to be resilient through practicing music.
Scientific Research and health tips by chemistry 401 class, 2021
How does the screen affect your eyes and what can you do about it? by Hamzeh Janbek, Grade 8
AP Studio Art Project:
From Ocean Plastic Waste to shoes, Project by Fanar Dirzi, class of 2021
‘’How Neighbourhoods Feed and Make money: Feeding Neighbourhoods & Neighbourhood economy’’
Below are possible sustainable neighbourhood business ideas that are:
+Beneficial to the people (wellness, health, builds communities and strengthens them, and/ or allows for community participation)
+Generates wealth in more than one type, including financial capital, living capital, cultural capital, experiential capital, intellectual capital, spiritual capital, social capital, material capital.
Click on the posters below to explore behavioural economics projects, by Mr. Sarhan's J term class
Every Day Earth Day ...
This April 22 marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, which was first celebrated in 1970 to raise awareness about environmental issues. Since its founding, people around the globe have honored the Earth and supported environmental initiatives on this day.
Take this time as an opportunity to celebrate with these Earth Day activities that you can do at home!
Things you can do starting 22. April .2021
Take a walk and discover native plants, flora and Funa.
Learn how to green Businesses & how to practice circular economy
Save water and
keep the waters clean with Eco-friendly products
Save Earth's resources by avoiding extraction and loss of ecosystems
Spread peace and harmony towards Earth and its inhabitants
Rethink food scraps and learn to make your own compost here
Nature Runs on low energy: Invest in Low energy and renewable energy design
Plant a garden or add some green to your space
Start a nature photography Journal
Raise awareness for Earth care, people care and fair share
Learn Green Chemistry to Start Sustainable Businesses
Use Eco-Friendly materials
Increase Biodiversity and learn about non-human living things
Let nature inspire you: learn Biomimicry
and Biomimetic Design
Learn how to cook healthy and start a cook book!
Learn food nutrition