Student presentation on 'stuff' to hit the road
It's the 'stuff' of legends and now a group of Tech Valley High School students will spend a half-hour on Thursday talking to students at Guilderland about, well, stuff.
Freshmen in Tech Valley High School's environmental analysis class will break down the environmental impact of using everyday products - aka stuff - for eighth grade students at Farnsworth Middle School. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 10:15 a.m. at the middle school.
Students in Leah Penniman and Tom Morrill's class have been researching the lifecycle of products ranging from diamonds to chocolate. Specifically, they researched items on a "cradle to grave" basis - how the products are mined or created and used and how that use impacts the planet in terms of ecology, the economy and even human life.
The TVHS students have been working in groups of three and four and have examined all facets of the environmental impact of the product usage, said Penniman.
They will be graded not only on their factual correctness, but their presentation skills, their interaction with Guilderland students and their handling of questions.
In the photo, Sydney Hayes, Menands, Farzana Musom, Hudson, and Isabella Coleda, Schodack, talk about their presentation.
Below, students and student teacher Fred Margulies prepare a presentation on the lifecycle of 'stuff'