• Ontario
  • Elementary

Macklin PS

4/5 Energetic Crew!

“Conserve today! Rewards Tomorrow!!!!!”

  • 10 Challenges Completed
  • 7 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

Completed

Description

We had a debate about Renewable and Non-Renewable energy. We used a Jamboard to place our arguments. We used two different colours to show the arguments for each.

Buckle Up

Completed

Description

We co- created a list of alternative ways to travel instead of a car. Students then created a Google Slide on smart mobility and smart cities. Outlining the advantages to both the environment and humans. We examined future goals and looked at estimated timelines of possible implementation. We also looked at countries that have started the journey to change and looked at how it’s impacting energy consumption and the cost to citizens.

Community Connections

Completed

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We talked about what a community initiative was. We made a list of initiatives that would make a difference in our school community and impact the citizens living in this community. We created flyers that we would hang, or post on a social media site. This way it would reach the population that resides in the community along with others who want to make a difference! We examined existing flyers and discussed features. Students expressed that they passionate and wanted to implement their ideas in the future!!!!! Eg. Clothing drive, perishable food items, hair cutting, garbage clean up, planting trees!!!! They discovered this would prevent excess build up in landfills and pollution. They said the machines/vehicles required to organize and sort the items that would end up in landfills would not have to use fuel or energy to operate. Instead the initiatives allow for the exchange of specific things within the community. - Clothes go to those in need instead of landfill - hair goes to making wigs instead of landfill - perishable food items are taken by those within the community and transport is not needed! - Garbage Clean up allows for sorting of trash by hand! Not machinery again that requires energy/power/possible fuel. Turning off lights for certain hours collectively as a community. Agreeing to collect full loads of laundry before using appliances and wash in cold water!. Donating electronics/computers to those in need! Instead of dumping.

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Do You Really Need It?

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Our class read household examples of energy sources in the Nelson Literacy Text. We sorted them in two groups. Essential and Non-essential. We had a discussion on how many of those items are luxury items and are a waste of energy. Homework: The students had to repeat the process at home looking at their energy sources at home. At school they selected one item off their list to write and elaborate on. The Do I really need it Challenge?

Limited Edition: Game Time!

Completed

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Students researched the topic of food waste. They previewed and took jot notes for the resources provided for this challenge. They then created Kahoot Challenges/Trivia Games for the class to play. The students knew so much from their research and had a blast playing!!!!!!

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One Hour No Power

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Goal: to still continue with daily learning/curriculum with no power - we rearranged our class schedule for the entire afternoon from 12:30 - 3:20 - French - All oral - Outdoor play / Recess - we did music drumming with buckets reading music - completed Kaleidoscope Art / used window light for tracing! - Read Aloud - whole group - The Wild Robot

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Story Time

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Students created Comics about Energy! They worked in pairs! The big idea was either conserving or wasting energy in our everyday lives. Due to limited contact students shared with younger students through virtual assembly! The younger students loved them! We practised reading with appropriate tone and expression! Linking to fluency and reading strategies.

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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Our class previewed the resources on Phantom Power. We then collaboratively created a definition. Students then compiled a list of electronics that had phantom power using Volts & Watts. We compared & discussed the examples found in the classroom and home. Hard to draw map of classroom due to virtual learning. We have decided to create maps when we return. They learned that the average household has yo-yo 25 devices that add $125 to energy consumption bills. This invisible energy is hard to detect and if unaware it cost unnecessary money!!!!!

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Tips and Tricks

Completed

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Our class created a list of tips to share with peers throughout the school to conserve energy!!! Through many shared reading pieces, Jamboards, and videos students were able to co-create a list. We took our ideas and created posters for media to share in the assembly slide deck presented to the entire school through our monthly assembly. They wanted to inform their fellow students about simple ways we can all do our part to conserve energy!!!!!

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What’s Old is New Again

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Our class compiled a list of common things that are found in their trash/garbage. We talked about how our landfills and the excess garbage that is continued to be piled and dumped weekly. Instead of purchasing art supplies we started a collection of items that would thrown away or recycled. To conserve energy and reduce waste we created art pieces. We could not have our art exhibit as planned due to the transition to virtual learning. We uploaded our final master pieces to our Google Classroom and students presented their pieces. Students created a pencil box out of card stock/cardboard, another made a decorative mobile/wind charm, and another created a 3D art anime art piece. Other examples included a model plane and car.

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Get Growing

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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Round and Round it Goes

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Take-Home

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Video Challenge

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Water Works

Incomplete

What’s For Lunch?

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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