• Ontario
  • Elementary

Bishop Macdonell Catholic School

The Raccoonaroonies

  • 5 Challenges Completed
  • 12 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

Completed

Description

Students had a debate where they chose one renewable energy and presented it to the class. Then, I "gave" each student $10 000 and they had to decide how to spend it among the different energies. After, students reflected on which type of renewable energy they thought was the best. You can see their spending choices and reflection on the attached spreadsheet.

Do You Really Need It?

Completed

Description

As a class, we discussed how we use power at home and the differences between a need and a want. Students completed the handout online and then did not use the object of their choice for 24 hours. I have attached a few copies of student, and my own, handouts below.

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Get Growing

Completed

Description

Students planted tomato seeds in soil pellets after learning about carbon offsetting and how plants help reduce the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. They also learned about transplanting seedlings to bigger pots.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

Completed

Description

Students completed the handout, showing all the different ways you can save energy with words and pictures.

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What’s For Lunch?

Completed

Description

We discussed food miles and what they were. Students then listed food they ate for lunch, researched where it came from, and then showed it on a map as well as the distance the food travelled. I have included samples of the students’ maps.

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Buckle Up

Incomplete

Community Connections

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Limited Edition: Game Time!

Incomplete

One Hour No Power

Incomplete

Round and Round it Goes

Incomplete

Story Time

Incomplete

Take-Home

Incomplete

The Phantom of the Classroom

Incomplete

Tips and Tricks

Incomplete

Video Challenge

Incomplete

Water Works

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