• Ontario
  • Elementary

Errol Village P.S.

Energy Efficient Eagles

  • 17 Challenges Completed
  • 0 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

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Description

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.

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Buckle Up

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Students watched videos on the future if vehicle transportation for inspiration and we discussed the types of ways green energy will power these vehicles. We generated a word list that students used for their word cloud that surrounded the vehicle they designed.

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Community Connections

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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.

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Do You Really Need It?

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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.

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Get Growing

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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.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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We watched some videos on how carbon has affected the environment and how we could reduce it. We then brainstormed a list of ideas on the whiteboard and students chose five different strategies that they could implement in their home and completed the footprint

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Limited Edition: Game Time!

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Student worked in groups and invented games that focused on food wastage. They researched questions that could be asked during the game. Once they were done the games were presented to the class to play. Some made board games while other created Kahoots.

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One Hour No Power

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We completed this task over a 2 month period. During different times of the school day we choose to turn off the lights and not use any electronics. We did no power hour during lunch, silent reading, math, art and science.

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Round and Round it Goes

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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.

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Story Time

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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.

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Take-Home

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The class discussed the importance of keeping items from the garbage pile and the options that are available such as reusing, composting and recycling. The Take Home Challenge was sent home and students had 7 days to complete the chart.

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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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.

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Tips and Tricks

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Students were asked to think of what they learned throughout the EDC and post a trick or tip onto a jamboard. The jamboard was then posted onto the school Remote Learning Google Slide morning announcements for Earth Day.

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Video Challenge

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As a class we discussed some of the major issues with energy and decided that Climate Change is the main focus we could make a video on. We wrote content on what is, what causes and what would help reduce climate change. Students volunteered to read on the video.

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Water Works

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For the challenge students watched videos on how bottled water is an issue to our society as well as conservation of water. We then had a discussion about water we can conserve water. Students took the Water Works task sheet home and had 3 days to complete the task.

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What’s For Lunch?

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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.

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What’s Old is New Again

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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.

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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