The Green Gingerbread House

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.

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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.

8 responses to “The Green Gingerbread House

  1. Assalamualaykum,
    maashAllah, that’s so detailed. Great work.

  2. anonymousmuslimah

    Assalomo alaikum,

    Looks fantastic mashaAllah!

    Do you find thought that these projects eat into your weekend/evenings? How do you feel about that if so?

    • Wa alaikum as salaam ummsalam,

      Jazakillah khayran. These projects do take up a lot of weekend time, but I feel like they have been worthwhile and not just busy work. This is life in a large family. There just isn’t enough time during the week to meet all of these children’s needs.

  3. A salaamu alaikum mashaa’Allah that looks very nice. So creative! *smiles*

  4. As salaamu alaykum,

    Your children are doing such great work, MashaAllah! I would love to live in a solar home.

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