• British Columbia
  • Elementary

Dr. R.E. McKechnie Elementary

McKechnie Division 5

  • 9 Challenges Completed
  • 8 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

Completed

Description

We went on a virtual field trip to Science World and learned all about hydro power. We also looked at various renewable and non-renewable energy resources and talked about what energy sources Canada use. Each student picked a type of resource to research on.

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Buckle Up

Completed

Description

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!

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Do You Really Need It?

Completed

Description

As a class, we discussed the difference between our needs and wants. We gave up our SmartBoard for one day and used the whiteboard instead to save energy.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

Completed

Description

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.

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Limited Edition: Game Time!

Completed

Description

We watched a video clip about food waste in Canada and ugly food. We discussed how we waste food and ways to reduce waste as a class. We played charades using the ideas we came up with.

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Round and Round it Goes

Completed

Description

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.

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Story Time

Completed

Description

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.

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The Phantom of the Classroom

Completed

Description

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.

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Tips and Tricks

Completed

Description

As a class, we discussed various ways to reduce energy use. We have created energy posters to promote energy saving around the school. We plan to put the poster up around our school.

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Community Connections

Incomplete

Get Growing

Incomplete

One Hour No Power

Incomplete

Take-Home

Incomplete

Video Challenge

Incomplete

Water Works

Incomplete

What’s For Lunch?

Incomplete

What’s Old is New Again

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