The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Challenge has been completed by:

47 Classrooms!
Lesson Plan

Students will research and engage in an energy-saving initiative in their community.

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: Create your own community initiative
Students will create and lead their own energy-saving initiative in their community.

OPTION 2: Participate in an existing initiative in your community
Students will research existing energy-related initiatives in their community and participate in a community event.

OPTION 3: Suggested modification for completion at home

Students will complete a modified version of Option 2 and will research existing energy-related initiatives in their community using the Internet. Students will not participate in any community events.

Students or parents/guardians can save an electronic copy of the “Community Connections” 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 picture of what a community event tied to an energy-saving community initiative could look like. A photo of the drawing 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 extended their knowledge and created or participated in energy-saving initiatives
  • will have learned various ways to make a local impact on a global issue

 

RESOURCES

Environmental Programs, Shell Canada

Earth Day Canada

Protect your watershed 

Nature Conservancy Canada

Canadian Wildlife Federation 

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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