New Life Homeschool Association
New Life co-op Energy Savers
- 6 Challenges Completed
- 11 Challenges not completed
A Green-Powered Canada
After introducing "renewable energy" to co-op, students got into groups and each group researched on one type of renewable energy (what it is, pros & cons, where in Canada do we see this being used, development and challenges). We then had the chance to vote on which one we should invest our tax dollar and technology to develop.
Do You Really Need It?
We talked about "needs" vs "wants" and watched video about the wasted we created. Since most families attended the Delta landfill field trip last year, students still remembered the experience of walking on the mountain made up of garbage. Students were invited to made a document to share their needs & wants.
One Hour No Power
We started this challenge after Phantom Power challenge and encouraged families to get involved. Because of COVID, many field trips and classes are online. Families are creative in having lessons without power. It could be a challenge but also fun and a nice break to have no screen time and go outside!
Round and Round it Goes
We watched an video identifying the problem that buying & disposing creates a lot of waste. We looked at how many big names in the fashion industry are making the change to minimize waste starting from planning, sourcing, & designing. Students then research companies that is embracing circular economy (some start with the materials, while others focus on design & process) and share with us their findings.
The Phantom of the Classroom
After brainstorming the term "Phantom Power" and learning by watching a video, the teacher showed a few examples around her room. We also learned about bird's eye view and floor plans. Students went to different rooms in their house drawing the floor plan and "hunting" for phantom power, and came back to share their findings.