- 7 Challenges Completed
- 10 Challenges not completed
A Green-Powered Canada
We broke into groups and researched different energy sources in Canada. We did not just stick to only green energy, but also looked into how oil, gas, or coal are working at making themselves more efficient and leave less of an impact on the environment. We shared our posters with one another as a short presentation to the class.
Do You Really Need It?
As a class, we looked at and listed all the electronic devices, or energy draws in our houses, on a daily basis. We all chose one device, or method to reduce energy waste, to get rid of for a full day. Most students chose a recreational device (video games, Ipads, televisions, etc...) and did not use any form of that device for the full day. After relinquishing the device for the day, we came together today and talked about what activities they did instead, or what other activities they could have done instead. Most kids decided that outside or family time board games would have been the best alternative activity.
How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?
We went through some YouTube videos on carbon footprints and talked about what parts of our lives we could trim down some of the carbon output. We did the carbon footprint questions on one of the links and colored in our footprints based on our questions. We then discussed how we could reduce our footprint, and why it was so big to start with. We live in the country, so having multiple large vehicles was very common.
Limited Edition: Game Time!
For this challenge, we brainstormed ways to save energy, and how we could educate younger grades in energy saving methods. The class decided that they wanted to do comic books on energy saving methods. I have posted two of the comic book examples that were created by the students. These were made for the grade 3 and 4 classrooms to read.
Tips and Tricks
For this challenge, we brainstormed what energy waste sources in our school. We then went through and created labels and signs to remind students and staff to limit these areas. We specifically targeted empty classrooms....lights being left on, smartboards on, and chargers being plugged in when not charging a device.
For this challenge, we tracked our water use for an entire weekend. We came together on Monday and compared our lists of water waste and use in our households. We went over methods on how we could then save water in our households...we came up with over 500L of savings.