The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Challenge has been completed by:

61 Classrooms!
Lesson Plan

Students will research and present on renewable energy in Canada – on resources currently being used and those in development.

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: A class debate
Students will research current energy production in Canada and hold a class debate on the role renewable energy will have in Canada’s energy future.

OPTION 2: A research project on renewable energy
Students will research renewable energy in Canada and discuss its role in Canada’s energy future.

OPTION 3: Suggested modification for completion at home

Students will complete a modified version of Option 2 in the form of an independent research project on renewable energy that they will do at home. 

Students or parents/guardians can save an electronic copy of the “Green-Powered Canada” worksheet (found in the lesson plan) on their computer, fill in their answers in the provided spaces, and email their completed worksheet to the teacher.

Alternatively, students or parents/guardians can take a photo of their written answers to the questions on the worksheet and email their photo to the teacher. Younger students will need assistance completing this activity, and can instead draw a map of Canada which clearly identifies the locations of different energy resources. A photo of the map can be emailed to the teacher. 

Teachers can submit up to three (3) PDFs or six (6) photos provided by students as proof of their classroom completing the challenge.

LEARNING OUTCOMES 

By the end of this activity, students:

  • will have described at least one renewable type of power produced in Canada
  • will be able to confidently communicate the advantages and disadvantages of a variety of energy resources

 RESOURCES

How do Solar panels work?

EnergyIQ

Shell Biofuels 

Natural Resources Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Canada Wind Power Association 

Canadian Hydropower Association

Canadian Nuclear Power Association

Canadian Geothermal Energy Association

 Pembina Institute

Energy Sources and Distribution

Classrooms who have completed this Challenge

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Update on the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (CEDC) in response to extended school closures

We are excited to announce the continuation of the CEDC! We understand that the extended school closures impose a few difficulties when it comes to continued participation in this program, and invite classrooms to channel their creativity and ingenuity to complete any outstanding challenges. Where possible, we will be maintaining the current structure, deadlines and prizing, and will be adapting the existing challenges to be more easily completed by members of the classroom who are self-isolating. If you are able to work safely and remotely to complete challenges with your students, please continue to submit your proof!

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and stay tuned for another update in the coming days.

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