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- 4 Challenges Completed
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Students planted tomato seeds in two different mediums to compare which, if either, grows better tomato plants. They will record their observations and eventually transplant the seedlings. (This was done on a Friday, and by Tuesday some of the seeds had already sprouted with the aid of growing domes and a heating pad!)
How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?
The students watched a video about carbon footprints and then calculated their own carbon footprint. We played a couple of games related to ways to reduce our carbon footprint (a matching game and a sorting game) and then students were asked to decorate their own footprint with ways they could commit to reducing their carbon footprint.
Limited Edition: Game Time!
The students read an article about food waste in the world and then participated in a related discussion. They used the website: lovefoodhatewaste.ca and completed an online scavenger hunt. To conclude, they completed the Limited Edition: Game Time worksheet to record their newfound knowledge.
What’s Old is New Again
A group of six students (grades 7,8,9) were challenged with creating a bulletin board with an environmental theme/message. They were only allowed to use recycled supplies, other than staples and tape. Construction paper was faded and bent paper that would otherwise be thrown out; pictures came out of old magazines, all other items were found in our recycle bins/trash.