• Ontario
  • Elementary

Meadowlands PS

B - Les petits monstres de Mme Ramharry

“Dream it. Believe it. Achieve it. - Imagine. Crois. Réalise.”

  • 15 Challenges Completed
  • 2 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

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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). We voted on Ville Sans Déchets (LitterlessCity) for this challenge.

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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 did some masked, gloved, socially distanced planting of bamboo, lettuce and basil. Fun fact: last week we turned up and watered some soil from before March break when we'd planted beans but not returned to school... and we have 10 magic bean sprouts that survived the pandemic!

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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Activité: Quebec Government's Eco-footprint calculator. Discussion: How much energy we use as a household, where to cut (realistically), is it the same year-round, etc. Students shocked at how much energy they consume - especially with the idea of how many planets required if everyone used the same quantity as they do!

Limited Edition: Game Time!

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We created a Green Trivia game with questions on Energy Sources and Production, Energy Conservation, Biodiversity, Climate Change, etc.

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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.

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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 learned about Animaker, came out with various possible topics for the video and got our class to vote on their favourite one. Then, we researched info on masks & waste generated, elaborated the text and created characters. Voilà!

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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 Pelletier.

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What’s For Lunch?

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We decided on an eclectic menu (with 2 desserts): -Green Salad -Samosas -Stirfry -Chicken & Rice -Cake -Ice-cream (Fair Trade chocolate obviously) 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. Though there is no Fair Trade chocolate 100 kms away - which was the source of much distress!

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 rocket is due to our fascination with the recent exploration of Mars, and our daydream of creating a healthier, environmentally-sustainable life there one day!

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One Hour No Power

Incomplete

Round and Round it Goes

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