What is the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge?
The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge is a competition among Canadian Kindergarten to Grade 12 classrooms that aims to increase energy awareness. Throughout the challenge period (February 3 – April 24, 2020), classrooms work together to complete 16 energy-themed challenges designed to teach students about different energy topics and increase their overall energy awareness. Each classroom can select the number of challenges to complete and the order to complete them in based on the needs of their classroom.
Only classrooms that have successfully registered by January 27, 2020 can participate in the Challenge.
Each time a class completes a challenge they earn points. In order for a challenge to be considered complete, the teacher must log into their account (via the app or website) and submit proof of their students’ work (photos, worksheets, pdfs etc.). The more challenges a class completes, the more points they will earn and the more opportunities they will have to win prizes.
One of the 16 challenges ask students to flex their creative muscles as they write, direct and produce a one-minute public service announcement about the importance of youth energy awareness. After uploading their video to the contest website the class must engage with the public to get as many votes as possible during the voting period (April 1 - 24, 2020). Winning video submissions will be chosen through a combination of public voting and evaluation by a panel of judges.