• Ontario
  • Elementary

Lambton/Kent Virtual Learning Elementary School

1 VLES Vipers

“No excuse for energy misuse!”

  • 12 Challenges Completed
  • 5 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

Completed

Description

We have been learning about different types of renewable energy in our Science unit. Students chose a renewable source of energy and researched about how it is used in Canada. They created Google Slide presentations to share their learning with the class.

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Buckle Up

Completed

Description

We used a Jamboard to brainstorm modes of transportation and then circled those modes that are good for the environment. We then created a display or presentation to teach our class about the various modes of green transportation.

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Do You Really Need It?

Completed

Description

We had a class discussion of devices in our lives and classified them as needs or wants. We then talked about why reducing our use of a device would be a good thing in our lives. We chose a device and a day that we would not use that device.

How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

Completed

Description

We completed the carbon footprint calculation at WWF UK. Students completed a worksheet and listed 5 ways they could reduce their carbon footprint. Then they chose 1 way and made a display (poster, postcard media, Google Slide) to convince an audience to reduce their carbon footprint.

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Limited Edition: Game Time!

Completed

Description

We watched the documentary "Just Eat It" and then completed the worksheet. Afterwards we played a game of Charades with the ideas from our worksheets.

Round and Round it Goes

Completed

Description

We watched a video that explained the circular economy. This was new to a lot of the students. We talked about what we can do to continually input old and unused items back into the economy to be reused or recycled into items that can be used again. Students then created a poster showing the circular economy.

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Story Time

Completed

Description

We had a class discussion about how we can reduce our energy and resource use. We then used an app called Storyboard That to create comic strips where our future self visits the past to share tips with our present self.

Take-Home

Completed

Description

We reviewed what items were classified as recycling, composting and garbage. We then brainstormed how to increase composting and recycling and how to reduce the amount of garbage that we create.

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Tips and Tricks

Completed

Description

We brainstormed all of the energy saving tips that we have explored in the challenges we have already completed. We then explored the BC Hydro website looking at their suggestions. Then we, with permission, wrote reminders to hang around our houses since we are a virtual classroom.

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Water Works

Completed

Description

We completed the water calculator at https://www.watercalculator.org/ to see how many areas of our lives use water. We then completed the handout to see how many litres of water we could save from one day to the next. Students found that it was difficult to convince some members in their family to participate honestly!

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What’s For Lunch?

Completed

Description

We watched a couple of Youtube videos about the carbon footprint of food. We then used a Google Slide presentation to list our lunch from the day and drew on a map where in the world our lunch came from. We finished with a class discussion about buying local, in-season foods to reduce our food's carbon footprint.

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What’s Old is New Again

Completed

Description

We looked at a few art activities that we could do by using recycled materials. Students created a plan. We worked on our art as part of the One Hour No Power challenge and logged an hour off of our devices (we are a year round virtual classroom).

Community Connections

Incomplete

Get Growing

Incomplete

One Hour No Power

Incomplete

The Phantom of the Classroom

Incomplete

Video Challenge

Incomplete

Energy savings by the numbers

water_works 28,843 Litres of water conserved
hour_no_power 856 Hours of no power
take_home 6,270 Items Kept from Landfill