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Green Day, in Amirim school.Feb, 13, 2009. Ecological artistic project with the pupils.  The subject of the project:
" The Ball is in Our Hands". Shomrim al hakadur = Saving the Ball.
During a month, the kids at school were learning about the ecological damage to earth. At the same time, each age group got a project to make with volunteering parents. They were learning about the damages caused by Plastic, Nylon,  Batteries, Air pollution & Cutting Trees.. etc.
Our priject was about the damage of batteries.
For general information: Batteries contain metals such as: Nikel, Cadmium, Lithium, Copper, etc.
While the batteries are thrown to garbage, the warping layer is being dismantled by the contact with all kinds of juices.. Eventually, particle of the metals reaches and pentrate the ground, finally it reaches underground water and actually pollute WATER.
The ball : Papier Mache' + adding batteries. Painted with Gouache.
To view results on Green Day, at Amirim School, please wait to view Slide Show...