• Manitoba
  • Elementary

La Salle

6F

  • 13 Challenges Completed
  • 4 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

Completed

Description

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.

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Buckle Up

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Students researched smart mobility.

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Community Connections

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Description

Our class brainstormed green energy within Canada, as well as companies that use renewable energy. The class then researched energy-reducing companies within Canada and completed the organizer provided.

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Do You Really Need It?

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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.

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Get Growing

Completed

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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.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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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.

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Limited Edition: Game Time!

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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

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Story Time

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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.

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Take-Home

Completed

Description

Students tracked the waste that they used throughout a week and made changes to reduce their waste based on their tracking.

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Tips and Tricks

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As a class, we brainstormed energy-saving tips for around the classroom and home. Then students decided what way they wanted to share their tips and tricks with the class. We decided to make short video PSAs to show off our tips and tricks with each other.

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Video Challenge

Completed

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Students created videos and combined them to share energy saving tips.

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Water Works

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Students tracked their water consumption for one day using the tracking sheet, and made specific changes and tracked their water consumption the following day and observed and measured the difference.

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What’s For Lunch?

Completed

Description

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.

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One Hour No Power

Incomplete

Round and Round it Goes

Incomplete

The Phantom of the Classroom

Incomplete

What’s Old is New Again

Incomplete

Energy savings by the numbers

water_works 118,468 Litres of water conserved
hour_no_power 3,273 Hours of no power
take_home 25,944 Items Kept from Landfill