• Ontario
  • Elementary

Dr. G. J. MacGillivray

JarJar

  • 8 Challenges Completed
  • 9 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

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Description

Students each chose a type of energy to research. They looked into pros and cons. They made a poster either promoting the energy source, or warning about it.

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Do You Really Need It?

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Description

We made a list of wants and needs. We decided to do a whole day without our class lights or projector.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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Description

We watched a couple videos to learn what a carbon footprint is. Students discussed their carbon footprint and ways to reduce it. They did the calculator and compared results. Most students were shocked to see how large their impact was. They discussed ways they could reduce their family's impact and recorded these on their foot.

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Limited Edition: Game Time!

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Description

We learned about food waste (videos and discussions). We did the worksheets and created 'ugly food superheroes'. We played Pictionary using pictures of ways we waste food and ways to reduce food waste.

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Story Time

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Description

Students discussed ways to reduce energy use, and why it is so important to reduce energy use. Students made a comic about ways to reduce energy.

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Take-Home

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Description

We discussed ways we dispose of garbage and the options we have. We discussed why this is important to think about. Students brought home their sheets and talked to their families about what they learned and how they can apply it at home.

The Phantom of the Classroom

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Description

We watched a video about phantom power and discussed it. We made a list of everything in our classroom that uses electricity, and which use phantom power. We ranked everything by how much power we think it uses, then researched how much it actually uses.

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What’s For Lunch?

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We discussed where our food comes from, and why this is important. Students looked at where the items in their lunch came from. Students looked at a map and drew lines between Canada and the country of origin for their food. Students were surprised at how far their food travelled.

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Buckle Up

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Community Connections

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Get Growing

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One Hour No Power

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Round and Round it Goes

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Tips and Tricks

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Video Challenge

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Water Works

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What’s Old is New Again

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Energy savings by the numbers

water_works 28,843 Litres of water conserved
hour_no_power 856 Hours of no power
take_home 6,270 Items Kept from Landfill