- 7 Challenges Completed
- 10 Challenges not completed
A Green-Powered Canada
We looked at the links to the websites that were easy for Grade 1/2 to understand and watched YouTube videos and held a classroom discussion on Green Ways to get around. They talked about their connections and the impact on the environment by using Green Transportation (including animals WWF).
Do You Really Need It?
We talked about needs and wants and the students walked and talked with one another about things in their own lives. Then we defined what a need and want was that used power. The students linked this to Phantom Power. We also talked about what students used before technology was invented. We decided what was a need and want in the classroom and gave up the lamps for a day in the classroom.
How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?
We watched all the videos and some from last year and talked about the earth and our impact. We held a classroom discussion and they made connections to our Arctic unit and animal habitats. We looked at re-usable energy and how to recycle things. They linked it back to their Green Powered and using smart mobility.
Round and Round it Goes
As a class we watched some age friendly videos on what a circular economy is. Then we chose to look at clothing as a circular economy and completed the diagram of clothing as a circular economy and the children came up with ways that this helps our economy. We are learning about Oceans so they made great connections to the environment at the same time.
The Phantom of the Classroom
We watched the videos and discussed what phantom power/standby we have in the classroom and at home. They ranked which devices in our classroom use the most. We then made maps of our classroom and walked around to identify where we are using or wasting power and what can be done to turn it off. Power bars, unplugging were ideas that they shared. We also watched the video from last year which the children loved about the phantom power.
We researched the websites and watched further primary aged videos on YouTube about water conservation and what we can do at home. We had a classroom discussion about what we do at home already and what we can do to save water. We calculated the teachers use of water and how much 1 person can save and what that would look like for an entire classroom to save. We tied this to our walk for water fundraiser.
What’s For Lunch?
We looked at photos of local farms and farm markets. The students made connections to where they get their food. We watched videos about local farming. We live amongst farms so was easier for them to point out things they have seen and food that grows......corn was one shared a lot! As a class we voted to see if we could make pizza locally. We researched where we could buy flour etc for crust made in Chilliwack. Cheese made down the road from our school and tomatoes at local greenhouse. We talked about the cost to the environment when we import food by plane, train, boat etc.