• Ontario
  • Elementary

Errol Village P.S.

Energy Efficient Eagles

  • 8 Challenges Completed
  • 9 Challenges not completed

Buckle Up

Completed

Description

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

Completed

Description

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?

Completed

Description

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

Completed

Description

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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Description

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!

Completed

Description

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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Take-Home

Completed

Description

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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What’s For Lunch?

Completed

Description

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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A Green-Powered Canada

Incomplete

One Hour No Power

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Round and Round it Goes

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Story Time

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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Tips and Tricks

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Video Challenge

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Water Works

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What’s Old is New Again

Incomplete

Energy savings by the numbers

water_works 103,907 Litres of water conserved
hour_no_power 2,480 Hours of no power
take_home 20,050 Items Kept from Landfill