Errol Village P.S.
Energy Efficient Eagles
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A Green-Powered Canada
Students were divided into 7 groups of 3 and assigned an Energy Source used in Canada. The energy source could either be renewable or non-renewable. Groups then researched information on Epic Books or kid friendly websites. They gathered information based on the template provided to them in Google Classroom. Once the research once complete they made an Adobe Spark video as a group to present their information.
Students helped promote Earth Hour at our school by advertising the March 27 Global event on our school’s morning announcements. We as a class participates at school for an hour. I also posted the event to my Class Dojo account advertising the event to all parents and students participated in the event and sent in photos of their evening without power spending quality family time in the dark.
Do You Really Need It?
As a class we brainstormed the concept of needs and wants and then we discussed about the different needs and wants that we need in the classroom for learning. We talked about what uses power and what doesn’t use power. Students then decided that we would give up the lights and use the windows in the room for learning for the next day.
This challenge aligns perfectly for the grade 3 curriculum. For this challenge we grew a variety of different seeds and studied how plants propagate. We used different methods and grew the plants in a the classroom greenhouse. Students also tracked in their Bean Journal and the changes they observed with their 3 bean seeds. We also watched some videos and had lengthy discussions on how the process of photosynthesis works.
How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?
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One Hour No Power
Round and Round it Goes
For this challenge we completed it during remote learning. As a class students brainstormed items in their home and used jamboard to classify the items that get thrown away as wither recyclable or non-recyclable. We then discussed why certain items could be very confusing (ie tv and other electronics). We then talked about a linear economy and compared it to a circular economy. This was done watching a video called the Story of Plastics. After we invested the company Terracycle and looked into how school supplies can be collected and reused and made into something else. We looked at the company Staples and the program they offer to collect pens, markers, highlighters etc.
Students wrote a letter to their future self to bring awareness to the future about environmental concerns of today. Prior to writing a letter we discussed major environmental issues around the globe and students were able to choose one for their letter. The assignment was done is a google doc.
The Phantom of the Classroom
Students are on remote learning and for this challenge we discussed what phantom power is and watched a few videos together online. We then had a discussion and talked a about the task posted on Google Classroom. Students then drew up floor plans of their house and searched for outlets that have plugged into power bars and plugs plugged directly into an outlet.
Tips and Tricks
What’s For Lunch?
We will be discussing the concept of “food miles” and meals have a carbon footprint. Students will be exploring and calculating the carbon footprints of their lunches. Make a list of the items in their lunches and to research the origin (or the probable origin) of each item. See Google Doc. Students can then illustrate the sources of these ingredients on the world maps by drawing lines between the countries where the foods originated and their hometown. (Map provided by teacher.) Students then calculate the approximate distance travelled by each food item before it reached their hometown by using the website below.
What’s Old is New Again
For this challenge students prior to Spring Break decided they wanted to use recyclable materials and build something that would be helpful in nature. After brainstorming students agreed to build bird feeders. Students then designed their bird feeders in art class. Over the Spring Break they gathered their recyclable materials. During remote learning students have constructed their bird feeders and put them to use.