• Ontario
  • Elementary

Meadowlands PS

A - Les petits monstres de Mme Ramharry

“The grass is green where you water it. - L'herbe est verte là où vous l'arrosez.”

  • 17 Challenges Completed
  • 0 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

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In groups, students did research to teach the rest of the class about the source of the following alternative energies, how they are produced, why we should elect to use them over non-renewable energy sources, and where they are produced in Canada. -Hydroelectricity -Biomass -Solar power -Wind power -Geothermic energy -Tidal power

Buckle Up

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Students discussed the pros and cons of a variety of different modes of transportation from various perspectives; efficiency, environmental impact, convenience, cost, accessibility, etc. They created a presentation of their conclusions.

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Community Connections

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We learned about and did projects on Canadian nonprofits working here and abroad, and then created our own (Mission-Vision-Sustainability built in-Education-Impact, etc). Protecteurs de la Terre aims to reduce waste and the impact of chemicals seeping into the soil.

Do You Really Need It?

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We discussed Needs vs. Wants, and decided on what we could do without for 24 hours - and what activities we could do in lieu. It was oddly tricky to convince certain individuals that being stuck to a screen wasn't essential to their survival!

Get Growing

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We learned about photosynthesis and did some masked, socially distanced planting of coriander seeds.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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Activity: Quebec eco-footprint survey. Discussions: The students were very curious about the implications of using too much energy, and floored by how much they used at home.

Limited Edition: Game Time!

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We created a Green Trivia game with questions on Energy Conservation and Green Behaviours & Biodiversity. Our board game was like an electric Snakes and Ladders ;)

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One Hour No Power

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We worked by the light of the Sun, went outside, reverted to paper or kinesthetic activities for learning, and told stories. Minus the colder days, this was ideal!

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Round and Round it Goes

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We learned about the circular economy, came out with ideas for how to implement it within a few common familiar settings, and then students all wrote letters to companies making suggestions to reduce their footprint, reuse or remake new items from waste, etc. A few are attached.

Story Time

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We wrote our future selves letters explaining the need to make changes today to lessen our impact on the environment, and drew comic strips to explain the impact of our actions on the land, water and air.

Take-Home

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Discussion - what goes where and how to recycle-reuse-reduce-reappropriate effectively. Activity - sort through your garbage for a week to determine where to put recyclables or what could be used in lieu of single-use items.

The Phantom of the Classroom

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Where are the wasted kilowatts and coin in our spaces? We took a closer look at the Classroom and Corridors we are allowed in.

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Tips and Tricks

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We brainstormed as a class energy saving tips, and our secretaries elaborated the master list, which they decorated afterwards.

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Video Challenge

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We tried our hand at Animaker, and as Light pollution was a topic of interest, we chose to report on it.

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Water Works

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Discussions: Water shortages and the involvement of Canadian non-profits worldwide to support efforts to provide communities with potable water, food, medical support, shelter, etc. We also read the Water Walker (Joanne Robertson) and explored the work of the Women who walk for Water & Autumn Peltier.

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What’s For Lunch?

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We decided on an eclectic menu (with 2 desserts) that would require some assembly: -Sushi -Tacos - Chocolate Cake -Ice-cream. Then we wrote out recipes and imagined where the ingredients may have come from (how far some may have travelled). We discussed eating local and the 100km diet.

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What’s Old is New Again

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As during Covid Times schools are not recycling (!!!) and we shouldn't really be bringing things in, we scoured the room to find things we could us to make an artistic sculpture about something important to us out of reusable materials. This sculpture of the world is half green living and green energy, and the other half is the result of irresponsible and depicts the usage of non-renewable energy.

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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