Jamilah finished her environmental science project this past weekend. She decided to make a green gingerbread (graham crackers and pretzels) house.
The roof has aluminum foil which represents solar panels. The house also has a rain barrel, compost, a garden, gravel driveway, and utilizes passive solar energy.
There is an upcoming science night at their school next month when all the houses will be on display for the parents to view. I am looking forward to it.
I really like how this earth science course is also an introduction to environmental science as well. This is definitely a change in the curriculum from when I took the course in middle school. I am also very excited that we have been able to supplement much of what they have been coving this year in Girl Scouts such as air quality, renewable resources, and watershed health. It inspires me to try to continue on with Girl Scouts regardless of lack of support within our Islamic community.