The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Challenge has been completed by:

42 Classrooms!
Lesson Plan

Students will explain energy-related topics to a variety of audiences through stories, letters and illustrations.

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 story or comic strip 
Students will write a story or create a comic strip about an energy-related issue, and will read it to a student in another class.

OPTION 2: Write a letter to the future
Students will discuss current energy issues by writing letters to their future selves.

OPTION 3: Suggested modification for completion at home

Students will complete a modified version of Option 1 and will write a story or create a comic strip about an energy-related issue.

The stories and comics do not need to be long and can include any combination of drawings and text. Students can use the “Storyboard Planning Sheet” found in the lesson plan if they find it helpful. 

Students or parents/guardians can take a picture or screenshot of their story or comic and 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 be able to present an energy-related topic to a specific audience in an engaging way
  • will have creatively communicated energy awareness and smart energy habits

 

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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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