- 13 Challenges Completed
- 4 Challenges not completed
A Green-Powered Canada
We discussed what renewable and non renewable meant as a class, and then brainstormed different energy sources. After some discussion, we separated the different energy sources into renewable and non-renewable. Then I had students research an energy source using the graphic organizer provided.
Do You Really Need It?
We had a conversation about wants vs needs and brainstormed examples of each one as a class. Then, I got the class to each come up with 1 goal that they can set and achieve for themselves involving conserving energy. Students set a personal, achievable goal and filled out the following sheet.
We linked this challenge to the Water Works challenge. Learning about how much smaller our water footprint is with a plant-based diet, students created biodegradable plant pots and planted seeds of different vegetables to grow in the classroom, and eventually transfer to their home pots/gardens.
How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?
We began with a class discussion about what a carbon or ecological footprint is. After some discussion and defining, the class completed an ecological footprint calculator in order to determine their own footprint, and how many earths it would take to sustain their lifestyle, if everyone lived like that. The class then set individual goals in order to bring awareness, and hopefully spark change to reduce their own footprint.
Limited Edition: Game Time!
Using the websites provided, our class found some noteworthy and shocking stats and facts about food waste and created a class Kahoot based on those facts. Each student created a question and I combined them to create a Kahoot about food waste. https://create.kahoot.it/share/food-waste/6fea21c8-b778-484f-991b-8face3737858
As a class, we discussed how advertising can be used to help promote green initiatives. Our class watched a few recycling commercials that were made by Recycle Everywhere to get some ideas on how ads can be used to promote green ideas in a creative way. From there, we created stories/comics in order to share energy saving ideas.
Tips and Tricks
What’s For Lunch?
We began with a class conversation about where our food comes from. Next, we watched a video about sustainable farming practices and talked about how eating locally can help to reduce our carbon footprint. Students then did some research to find out where their lunch food came from, and some options that they could include in their future lunches that would make their lunch more locally sourced.