• Manitoba
  • Elementary

Carman Collegiate

6R Rockstars!

  • 8 Challenges Completed
  • 8 Challenges not completed

Do You Really Need It?

Completed

Description

We started off by defining what a need was and what a want was. We talked about how our needs are different than those from others in different climates, but overall they are quite similar. We had a very long list on the back of students' sheets about all the wants they had, and had access too. We decided to give up something for 24 hours. They did, and had a parent/guardian sign off on it. They were held accountable and overall said they enjoyed giving things up. Only a few had a very hard time giving up their gaming devices.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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This was our 1st challenge and it was the best one to shock students! We first discussed what a carbon footprint was, we watched some impactful videos, then we read from the book "Climate Crisis for Beginners". Students then used technology to calculate their carbon footprint, and were shocked! We discussed ways in which they could make changes and they realized that all their small changes would add up to make a big difference. Love this challenge.

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One Hour No Power

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We started off by powering down in our classroom- we did our school work by the windows in the hallway. Then students took the challenge home with them for the weekend and challenged their families as well. We created a tally on the board so everyone can see how their contributions matter.

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Take-Home

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We started off by discussing the poster in our classroom that says "Ban the Bottle". Students only use reusable water bottles in our classroom and love the water fountain that tracks the refills. We discussed how many people don't use reusable bottles, and the consequence of all that additional plastic. We studied the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and viewed a video on the efforts to help clean up our oceans. Students then challenged a family member with their Take Home Challenge.

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Video Challenge

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Students found a song they wanted to adapt and perform. They created visuals to add, and recorded themselves as a group. They wanted to create a video for our school that brings awareness to many different topics as they couldn't all agree on what to focus on in the video- some wanted water issues, while others wanted to focus on consumption and waster. This way, they were able to touch on many topics!

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Water Works

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We studied how water is used globally. We found some shocking facts about how much water is needed to make the food we eat, the clothes we wear, etc. We studied the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and efforts to clean up. We then talked about our daily water consumption and how we can make reductions to save. We then created some informational posters to share with our school.

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What’s For Lunch?

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We started off this challenge by reading the book "How Did That Get In My Lunchbox" by Chris Buttersworth. We then did our own lunchbox audit and tracked down the km the food in our lunchboxes travelled. Students were astonished at how far their food comes from. We then spent some time discussing local food options, even in winter in Manitoba! They were surprised to see how long the list was for local food providers in our area. We then broke up into groups to create a fun recipe with locally sources products. We created a mini cookbook and students shared their recipes with family.

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What’s Old is New Again

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We started off by discussing and viewing pictures of sculptures from a recycled display at the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum in Toronto. Students were quickly drawn to the images and were shocked to learn that it was from all garbage/recyclables which were found on the beach. We then scoured our school recycling bins for supplies, and kids got to building their own sculptures. They wanted to send a message with their piece as well, so they generated slides and videos and linked a QR code. We now have these on display at the front of our school

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A Green-Powered Canada

Incomplete

Buckle Up

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Community Connections

Incomplete

Game Time!

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Get Growing

Incomplete

Story Time

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The Phantom of the Classroom

Incomplete

Tips and Tricks

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Energy savings by the numbers

water_works 138,460 Litres of water conserved
hour_no_power 2,653 Hours of no power
take_home 107,182 Items Kept from Landfill