• British Columbia
  • Elementary

Cultus Lake Community School

Cultus Cubs

“nature explorers”

  • 5 Challenges Completed
  • 12 Challenges not completed

Buckle Up

Completed

Description

Our K/1 class brainstormed ways to get to school using less energy. The popular answers were: biking, walking, skateboarding, car-pooling and taking the bus. Students then made posters which we put on display for others to learn from.

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Get Growing

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We have been learning how plants grow and decided to start our school garden early . We planted garlic in the fall and will add potatoes and chives soon. We are hoping to harvest them in June and make garlic mashed potatoes with chives. We have also planted tulips in areas around the school, including in our classroom. They are just starting to pop up. In the fall, we started following the decompostion of our classroom pumpkin. It is pretty mushy now. Students are learning first-hand how decomposition works.

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One Hour No Power

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As a class, we discussed ways we could use less power and the most obvious was learning outside. We are a Nature K/1 class so we spend time out in nature everyday doing ...walks, bird counts, rock-hounding, journalling, math, music, art...We also have started doing a lights-out lunch and will turn off all power when there is enough natural sunlight.

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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Description

We watched the videos on Phantom Power, then we searched our classroom for possible sources. Students pointed out the projector, wi-fi, my computer and the speakers as all wasting energy when not unplugged. So...we mapped the energy wasters and decided to use power cords where we could to save energy. They also checked their own homes to teach their parents about phantom power.

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What’s For Lunch?

Completed

Description

Our class examined our food comes from and how far it travels to get to our plate. We decided to choose our favorite local recipe and write it out (with help) for a Cultus Cub Local Recipe book. Students and parents will be able to try out each others recipes...bacon-wrapped steak, Cobb Salad, Blueberry Muffins, Fruity Smoothies, Mushroom Chicken...lots of healthy choices. We can't wait!

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A Green-Powered Canada

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Community Connections

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Do You Really Need It?

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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Limited Edition: Game Time!

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Round and Round it Goes

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Story Time

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Take-Home

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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