Errol Village P.S.
Energy Efficient Eagles
- 8 Challenges Completed
- 9 Challenges not completed
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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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.