• New Brunswick
  • Secondary

Canterbury High School

Super Sevens

  • 11 Challenges Completed
  • 6 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

Completed

Description

In Social Studies, students are learning about Canada's economy and the resources that our country relies on. They discovered that the country relies on nonrenewable and renewable resources. From their research, they discussed pros and cons of both types of resources. Some students held a short debate based on their discussions. And the majority of students sided with the importance of developing energy through renewable sources. Students made notes using the attached handout, while others used cue cards to argue their points.

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Get Growing

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Students planted tomato seeds and spearmint. They also took cuttings from the classroom ivy to experiment with growing plants with different processes. Some used growth powder, some planted clippings directly in soil, and others decided to place their clippings in water to root first. They will be comparing each process. They have also studied the process of photosynthesis to help them understand the best conditions for growing things.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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The students used the links provided to research and understand the impact of their carbon footprint. They calculated their carbon footprint and then compared their results to other parts of the world. Through discussion, students connected to how the "developed, western world" attributes to a lot of the world's carbon emissions. Many ideas were shared, and students committed to trying their best at making small changes in their habits. As they began working on other challenges, many students were excited to point out how each lesson connected with their goals to make changes.

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Limited Edition: Game Time!

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We learned about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. We held discussions about how each goal connect. When discussing food waste, students looked at how this problem connects to each goal. We played a trivia game, and also included questions that students created. They then used what they learned and discussed to list ways we can lessen our food waste.

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One Hour No Power

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My class tracked their activities that did not involve using power...for approximately a week.

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Story Time

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Groups of students used knowledge learned in previous lessons (Carbon Footprint, Green Powered, etc. to create comic strips. They shared their strips with classmates, and also took their stories home to share with their families.

Take-Home

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Students took home the worksheet attached to this lesson and tracked items they recycled, composted, reused/replaced, or tossed in the garbage. Some students predicted that they would have more items tossed in the garbage; however, when they began tracking they realized that they recycle and reuse items a lot more now than in the past. For example, many students commented on how they almost always have a reusable bottle to drink from, and many bring reusable containers and their own utensils when they pack their lunch for school. Collectively, we agree that times have changed, we are using of less disposable items in our daily routines.

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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My students had never heard of phantom power before completing this challenge. They researched the concept and found out that even when items are not in use, power is still being drawn adding to home and classroom energy use. Their proof is a "rough" picture of the classroom floor plan, but the best part about this challenge was sharing about what they learned with their families. One student found a statistic stating that phantom power is responsible for approximately 10 % of home energy.

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Tips and Tricks

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As a class we brainstormed ways to save energy at school as well as at home. Together we prepared a slide show to share with other classrooms as well as with community members on a community Facebook page. We had to copy slides on to a Word document to upload for proof.

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Water Works

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Students decided to keep track of toilet flushing in the staff washrooms. They calculated the # of liters consumed for two days. They were astonished with how many liters was used just from that daily activity alone. When calculating daily use of water at home for two days (with the help of parents) most tried really hard to reduce the amount of water used the second day. They enjoyed this challenge!

What’s Old is New Again

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First of all, students brainstormed ideas about what they could recreate using old items around the house and classroom. Some of them collected pieces of wood to paint, made miniature hats out of toilet paper rolls and scrap pieces of yarn, used socks to create puppets, and even used left over art supplies to make window decorations.

Video Challenge

Incomplete

Buckle Up

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Community Connections

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Do You Really Need It?

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Round and Round it Goes

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What’s For Lunch?

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Energy savings by the numbers

water_works 28,843 Litres of water conserved
hour_no_power 856 Hours of no power
take_home 6,270 Items Kept from Landfill