What is the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge?
Raising energy awareness
The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge is a competition among Canadian classes from kindergarten to Grade 12 that aims to increase energy awareness among youth and educators. There are three streams to the competition: the Classroom Challenge, the Video Contest and the Green Your School Contest (learn more about each stream below). As classes progress through the competition, students will learn valuable lessons about energy use and share that knowledge with their school, communities and the rest of the country. This year there are more than 40 prizes to be won, with a total value of $40,000.
Throughout the competition, each class will complete a series of energy-themed, curriculum-linked challenges that teach them about diverse energy issues. Each time a class completes a challenge, they will earn points. In order to receive these points, the teacher must submit proof of students’ work (in the form of photos, worksheets, etc.) through the contest website. The more challenges a class completes, the more points they will earn. All classes who achieve thirty points or more will be eligible for great prizes.
New for 2014: For every challenge a class completes, they will be entered into a draw for a $100 Visa® gift card.
Enhance your experience
Click on the green “Classrooms!” button on a challenge page to see how different classes approached the same subject. Use Facebook commenting on a challenge page to discuss the challenges the activity with other teachers.
Want more? Check out the resources section on each challenge page for help and to learn more about Canada’s energy story.
Students flex their creative muscles as they write, direct and produce a public service announcement about the importance of youth energy awareness.
Classrooms will upload their video to the contest website.
Winning video submissions will be chosen through a combination of public voting and evaluation by a panel of judges.
Green Your School Contest – NEW IN 2014!
Classes now have the chance to win $10,000 for a project that decreases their school’s carbon footprint. To be eligible, classrooms must first complete the 15-point Green Your School challenge to submit an application and compete for the prize. Approved applications will be invited to produce a short video highlighting the project and why it deserves the $10,000 prize. Classrooms will upload this video through the contest website. A winner and two runners-up will be chosen through public voting and evaluation by a panel of judges.
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