The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Challenge has been completed by:

65 Classrooms!
Lesson Plan

Students will use recycled materials to create art displays and encourage people to be more energy aware.

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: Art exhibit made out of recycled materials
Students will create an art exhibition in their classroom, school or community made entirely out of recycled materials.

OPTION 2: Model or art project made entirely out of recycled materials
Students will work together as a group to create a model or art project made entirely out of recycled materials.

OPTION 3: Suggested modification for completion at home

Students will complete a modified version of Option 2 and will create a model or art project made entirely out of recycled materials at home.

These art projects may look different for every student. It is important, however, that students use materials that are clean and safe, and get help from a parent or guardian if needed. Students could create an art piece out of scraps of paper, a puppet out of an old sock, or a house out of a cereal box. Let the creativity flow! 

Students or parents/guardians can take a picture of the art project and can email it to the teacher.

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


LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this activity, students will:

  • creatively portray a message in visual form
  • determine appropriate language and designs to attract the attention of fellow students, teachers and the community

RESOURCES

Non Trashy Recycled Trash Art 

Film: Waste Land

40 terrific works of art made from trash

NYC garbage

Smithsonian art 

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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