Mr. Rawson's Grade 5 Class
“Save Energy, Save the planet!!”
- 9 Challenges Completed
- 8 Challenges not completed
A Green-Powered Canada
Students did research on the sources of electrical energy in Canada and prepared for a debate on the topic. Each group was assigned a particular energy to become the expert on. We held our debate online and then students wrote a piece of persuasive writing about their choice for energy in Canada.
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Do You Really Need It?
We held a class discussion about the concept of a need and a want. Students were encouraged to make a list of items that use electricity. We then discussed which items would be a need and which items would be a want. After our discussions, students completed the Do you really need it worksheets.
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.
One Hour No Power
We discussed the idea of one hour no power and discussed how we could do this in our online class. We came up with a number of activities and held a one hour no power day. We then looked for opportunities over the week to do no power activities.
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We have been talking about numerous energy related issues including renewable energy, phantom power and our carbon footprint. We learned how to use pixton to create comics and students created comics with an energy related theme.
The Phantom of the Classroom
We discussed the issue of phantom power and watch a few videos describing what phantom power is. Students then went on a "Phantom Power Hunt" around their house to find phantom power in their house. After that, students created maps of their house that showed sources of phantom power in their house.
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.