Get Growing

Students will learn about the process of photosynthesis and the important role it plays in carbon offsetting.

89 Classrooms

Learning Outcomes

  • will understand the concepts of photosynthesis, carbon footprints and carbon offsets
  • will understand the role of photosynthesis in plants and the environmental benefits plants provide
  • will have discussed the benefits of carbon offsetting


Complete one of the following options. You will only be able to submit work and get credit for one option.

Option 1: Explore the growth process of plants in your classroom or at home

Students will learn about carbon offsetting and photosynthesis, plant their own seeds and monitor their growth.

Option 2: Create a school garden or a garden at home

Students will create a garden, monitor its progress and reflect on the benefits of having a garden at their school or home.



Please respect all school and governmental guidelines and restrictions surrounding COVID-19. Review the 2022 CEDC COVID-19 policy here. This challenge does NOT require students to participate in an in-person setting.

Classrooms who have completed the challenge

Energy savings by the numbers

water_works 138,460 Litres of water conserved
hour_no_power 2,653 Hours of no power
take_home 107,182 Items Kept from Landfill