The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Challenge has been completed by:

65 Classrooms!
Lesson Plan

Students will learn about the concept of phantom power and locate the phantoms in their school or home.

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: Locate phantom power in your school
Students will create a map of their school and identify phantom power sources on it.

OPTION 2: Locate phantom power in your home
Students will create maps of their homes and identify phantom power sources on them.

OPTION 3: Suggested modification for completion at home

Students will complete a modified version of Option 2 and will create maps of their homes and identify phantom power sources on them.

Students or parents/guardians can take a picture of the map 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 understand the meaning of phantom power
  • will be able to locate phantom power sources throughout their school or home
  • will have identified ways to reduce phantom energy use

RESOURCES

Ministry of Energy

Our 1 World

Green Living

Natural Resources Canada 

SaveONenergy 

Standby Power 

Phantom Power YouTube video

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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