Sixth Grade Science - It’s All About Poop

We recently took Worse Than Poop! for a test spin with a science classroom in Menlo Park. Joanne Tinkham shared the film with her 6th graders, and I asked her to report back on the experience. Sixth grade is when the Next Generation Science Standards focus on climate change - and I wanted to be sure the film would work for that age group. This is what Mrs. Tinkham and her students had to say:

This video was made for 6th graders (and 6th grade teachers!)
— Mrs. Tinkham
 Sixth graders assessing Worse Than Poop! as a teaching tool.

Sixth graders assessing Worse Than Poop! as a teaching tool.

It was pooptastic! And put this issue into poopspective.
— Hunter W.
It really made me think about how much cars pollute the atmosphere. It inspired me to walk more. The animation and sound effects were adorable.
— Annabelle M.
The poop reference was a bit much because it made poop look bad and poop is important as a fertilizer.
— Niko M.
 Sixth grade science students watching Worse Than Poop!

Sixth grade science students watching Worse Than Poop!

I have to say that Niko is absolutely right: poop can indeed be put to good use. The ‘poop bus’ in Bristol is a perfect example - and someone just told me about a similar endeavor happening in Estonia. One man’s poop is another man’s fuel.

It all, as Hunter would say, depends on your poopspective.