• Alberta
  • Elementary

barb rafuse

4R

  • 14 Challenges Completed
  • 3 Challenges not completed

Buckle Up

Completed

Description

A group of students were able to compare carbon pollution from different modes of transportation such as cars, trains, buses, & motorbikes. They learned about better ways to travel that doesn't emit carbon which benefits their environment.

Community Connections

Completed

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The young citizen team members from both of the grade 4 classes are working on decorating recycling shoe boxes to collect used writing tools (writing tools accepted: Any brand of pens and pen caps, mechanical pencils, markers and marker caps, highlighters and highlighter caps, permanent markers and permanent marker caps). They learned about a way to make a local impact on a global issue.

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Do You Really Need It?

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As a class we watch two videos that explained needs (water, food, air, shelter) vs wants (ipad, computers,games) so we have a better understanding. Students completed the Do you really need it worksheet which helped us discuss ways we can reduce our energy consumption of our want ideas.For example, not using an ipad for a week and spend more time with family and reading books.

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Get Growing

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During this challenge, the students nurtured their Wisconsin Fast plant to understand the plant growth and its changes. The students watched videos on photosynthesis and completed experiments on how plants work and looking at leaves to better understand the process where plants absorb carbon dioxide from our air. They also discussed why plants are one major natural way of cleaning carbon pollution from our air and how they are planted to offset our carbon emissions that humans produce.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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We calculated in groups our carbon footprint and we discuss ways to reduce our footprint. We also connected with some videos about getting to have a better understanding of carbon footprints. As a class each student created a message on a footprint to explain their understanding of ways to reduce the carbon footprint.

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Limited Edition: Game Time!

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Description

a group of students learned about issues of food waste and its connection to energy consumption. They created a charades game to play with activities to act out.

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Round and Round it Goes

Completed

Description

Two students learned the importance of a circular economy and they created a poster showing the steps and materials involved.

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Story Time

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Description

Two students research about energy awareness to reduce our carbon footprint. They created a comic strip and shared it with other students.

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Take-Home

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Description

Our students completed the Take Home sheet and then we had classroom discussions about opportunities to reduce their use of single-use items (e.g., plastic straws, plastic bags) and recycling ways in order to reduce the amount of generated waste.

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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Description

Two students researched the meaning of phantom power and they created a map of their classroom and labeled the phantom power sources.

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Tips and Tricks

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Description

Two students brainstormed tips for saving energy. Then they shared their ideas through building their own website. To share their website ideas, they took screenshots of what it looks like.

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Water Works

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Two students completed this project by discussing and sharing their results from their water works worksheet, of the calculation of the amount of water their families used over two days. They talked about ways to reduce the consumption of water in their daily lives.

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What’s For Lunch?

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A group of students researched about locally produced food and created a recipe using apples and cherries grown in their area.

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What’s Old is New Again

Completed

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Two students collected a whole lot of recycled things that have to do with nature. They drew pictures of fish, made flower pots, attempted to make dragon flies, and pretty much made a very interesting nature scene!

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A Green-Powered Canada

Incomplete

One Hour No Power

Incomplete

Video Challenge

Incomplete

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