Mr. Rawson's Grade 5 Class
“Save Energy, Save the planet!!”
- 3 Challenges Completed
- 14 Challenges not completed
How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?
We discussed the concept of a carbon footprint and we used the carbon footprint calculator to calculate our carbon footprint. We discussed how children in other parts of the world may have a very different footprint than us. We then calculated the footprint of a child in another country as best we could. Then students completed a reflection discussing why children in other countries have a smaller carbon footprint and how we can reduce our carbon footprint.
Limited Edition: Game Time!
Our class worked on option 1 for this challenge. We discussed the concept of Food Waste and watched a video about how big this problem is and yet how it is a problem that should have a simple solution. We discussed how food is wasted and how we can make changes to reduce food waste at our homes. We also talked about some big global ideas that people are working on to reduce food waste. Students then completed the Food waste worksheet showing how we waste food and how to reduce food waste.
What’s For Lunch?
Our class discussed the distance that our food travels to reach us and how some foods are locally grown and produced but that many of our foods come from all over the world. We did a lunch scavenger hunt, where students looked at the food in their house to see where it came from. We made a list and calculated the distance our food travelled. We tried to show on maps where our food had travelled from.