Dr. R.E. McKechnie Elementary
McKechnie Division 5
- 9 Challenges Completed
- 8 Challenges not completed
A Green-Powered Canada
For the Buckle Up challenge, our class brainstormed different types of Green Transportation and ways to travel around our city that could reduce pollution. Students watched a video about Solar Vehicles and they also each completed a word cloud for their chosen type of eco-friendly transportation. They had lots of fun!
Do You Really Need It?
How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?
We watched a few video clips on carbon footprint and ways to reduce it. As a class, we brainstormed different ways to reduce carbon footprint. We used a carbon footprint calculator to determine the amount of CO2 we produce daily. Each person came up with two ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
Limited Edition: Game Time!
Round and Round it Goes
Our class learned about the difference between linear economy and the circular economy. We watched a video to learn about how products such as soaps, wood, and phones and discussed ways they could be reused, repurposed and remade into other products. Students then designed their own circular economy for a product or item of their choice.
Our class discussed the five elements of a story and each person planned a story with a energy related problem. Then, we collaborated to create a comic strip as a group. Each person worked on one box of the comic strip, passed the comic strip to the next person and the next person continued the story.
The Phantom of the Classroom
For this challenge, we watched a video that introduced phantom power. They brainstormed the different items in the classroom that used energy even when its not being used and the different rooms in the house including the appliances, chargers, electric gadgets that drew phantom power. Students each created a floor plan of their home and located the items that use phantom power in a legend on the map.