• Manitoba
  • Elementary

La Salle School

5/6L

  • 16 Challenges Completed
  • 0 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

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Description

The class brainstormed sources of energy and distinguished between renewable and non-renewable. Students were then given time to research an energy source of their choosing. They completed the worksheet and created posters. The posters were then displayed in the hall outside our classroom.

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Buckle Up

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We watched a few videos about smart mobility. The class brainstormed different types of transportation and determined whether they were "smart" or not. Students created presentations to bring awareness to the idea of Smart Mobility. Presentations were shared with other classes in the school.

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Community Connections

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We cleaned garbage from our school yard. Students then researched local organizations that help the environment. Students brainstormed a list of things we could do in the future to help our community.

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Do You Really Need It?

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We discussed a bunch of items students use that consume energy. Then we talked about the difference between "want" and "need". Students chose 1 item from their "want" section and tried to give it up for 24 hours. I took part by giving up my school laptop for 24 hours. Students then wrote a reflection on the challenge.

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Game Time!

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Students researched food waste and created a Kahoot! trivia game. We played the game as a class.

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Get Growing

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We made plant pots out of newspaper and planted two tomato seed each. The seeds are part of the Tomatosphere project. Students predicted whether or not there would be any difference between the two seeds. We will monitor the growth of the two seeds over the next few weeks.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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We watched a few videos describing what a carbon footprint is and how to reduce ours. After that brainstormed some ways we can reduce our footprints. Students explored some carbon footprint calculators online. They then decorated their footprints with tips on reducing our carbon footprints.

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One Hour No Power

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We spent a lot of time outside doing math, science, and health. We took advantage of our large windows to turn the lights off and read good old fashioned paper books too.

Story Time

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We brainstormed ideas for stories. Students viewed some examples from previous years too. The class then had time to write their own stories. Some students turned theirs into a read aloud by filming or screen recording a reading of their story. We turned those videos into QR codes and shared them with our school community.

Take-Home

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Description

Students took the tracking sheet home and completed it. Some struggled to complete it at home. We adapted it so they could keep track at school.

The Phantom of the Classroom

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We watched a short video describing phantom power. Next we generated a list of phantom power sources and went on a hunt around the school. Students labelled a school map with as many phantom power sources as they could. Finally, students created maps of their own houses with phantom power sources labelled.

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Tips and Tricks

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We brainstormed ways to reduce energy and live more sustainably. Students were then challenged to create a 15 second or less video sharing at least 1 tip. The videos were uploaded to FlipGrid and QR codes were put up in the hallways at school for students to scan.

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Video Challenge

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Students were to create a video sharing a tip to reduce energy or to slow climate change. We took 60 seconds and divided it by 27 (the number of students in our class). This gave each student 2.2 seconds of video time. Many got together with others and created a longer video. We uploaded them to FlipGrid and put them all together as a "Mixtape".

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Water Works

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We had a class discussion about water use and ways to reduce it. We took a look at the "2000L" cheeseburger. It really made students aware of the concept of virtual water use.

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What’s For Lunch?

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Just for kicks, we tracked our food waste at school for a week. We brainstormed ways we could reduce our food-related waste. We took part in a webinar on composting and started talking about plans for a school composting program. We also looked at ways to replant vegetables from typically discarded parts of the plant.

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What’s Old is New Again

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We watched a video on Sustainable Development and had a class discussion of how to live more sustainably. Students then made tote bags out of old t-shirts.

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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