The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Challenge has been completed by:

7 Classrooms!
Lesson Plan

STUDENTS WILL LEARN ABOUT THE PROCESS OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND THE IMPORTANT ROLE IT PLAYS IN CARBON OFFSETTING.

COMPLETE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS. EACH OPTION IS WORTH THE SAME NUMBER OF POINTS. YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO SUBMIT WORK AND GET POINTS FOR ONE OPTION.

OPTION 1: Explore the growth process of plants in your classroom
Students will learn about carbon offsetting and photosynthesis, plant their own seed and monitor their seed’s growth.

OPTION 2: Create a school or community garden
Students will create a garden, monitor its progress and reflect on the benefits of having a garden in their school or community.

 LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this activity, students:

  • will understand the concepts of photosynthesis, carbon footprints and carbon offsets
  • will understand the role of photosynthesis in plants and the environmental benefits plants provide
  • will have discussed the benefits of carbon offsetting

RESOURCES:

Check out this innovative new way to have a garden in the middle of s city! Growing Undergound is doing just that underneath London, England.

The Shell True North Project 

Purchasing Carbon Offsets, The David Suzuki Foundation 

Tree Canada 

How does a Seed Become a plant video

University of Alberta animation of photosynthesis 

Tomato Sphere

How Stuff Works: Photosynthesis 

How can we make crops survive without water (Ted Talk video)

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