• Ontario
  • Elementary

Ryerson Community School

Meh....VERT!!!

“Oh yeah!”

  • 15 Challenges Completed
  • 1 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

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We had a class discussion about renewable and non-renewable energy, and we classified the different types of energy. We each completed an independent research project on a chosen renewable energy. Some of us handed back our work; some of us left it at home... Yet, we all completed it.

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Buckle Up

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We discussed different modes of transportation and which ones are and aren't environmentally-friendly. We created posters and we labeled vehicles on the posters.

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Community Connections

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We created an art installation of all our challenges on a couple of walls outside of our classroom, a wall of information on Green Living. We invited the school to come and view our installation so that they can share all the knowledge we have learned from this contest.

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Do You Really Need It?

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La classe a renonce a utiliser tout ce qui utilise l'electricite dans notre classe pour la journee. Our class gave up everything that uses electricity in our classroom for the day.

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Game Time!

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We read about Food Waste, and did a reading scavenger hunt on the topic. We discussed Where we see Food Waste, What Food Waste looks like and What Reducing Food Waste looks like. Then, we made a plan for our game and created a Pictionary game on Food Waste. We played the game and it is super-duper fun!

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Get Growing

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We are growing snap peas, which we planted from seed.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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On a discuter l'empreinte et la compensation de carbone, et on a parler de plusieurs exemples de chacune. On a cree des mini affiches de nos empreintes "vert", et on les a mis tous ensemble pour cree une grande affiche.

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One Hour No Power

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On a utilise les tableaux blanc au lieu du tableau Promethean; on a fait des projets d'arts; on a chante au lieu d'ecoute a Youtube

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Story Time

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We discussed energy use in Canada and the impact of different energy sources. Then we created cartoons about saving the environment. They all had happy endings. We presented our stories to the class.

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Take-Home

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We took home our challenge sheet and we measured how much we threw out in a day and we could prevent wastage.

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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We drew a map of our classroom and marked the items that used phantom energy with big red dots.

Tips and Tricks

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We discussed how we could save electricity and how we could do stuff that stopped us from using more electricity. We also discussed how to protect the environment and become green guardians. Then we made posters and coloured them.

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Water Works

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On a mesurer notre consommation d'eau quotidienne

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What’s For Lunch?

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We discussed the foods we eat regularly, and where they originate from. Then we researched local food providers and created recipes that were based on local foods.

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What’s Old is New Again

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We chose to address the following need in schools: Activating the brains of students with behavioural and learning disabilities. We decided to build an exploration centre, with colourful, tactile activities, including reading and math centres. First, we made a list of what to include in our centre. Next we drew a prototype of the exploration centre. Then we consulted with an actual student with a learning disability to get ideas for our centre. Then we collected tons of "garbage", including cardboard boxes, plastics - bags,buckets, packaging, cups,bottles styrofoam, tins, and other miscellaneous waste. Next, we started building our explorating centre, starting with the bench, reading area and measuring activity station. We have not yet finished our centre, and we don't want to rush it. We will continue working on it beyond the contest date because we want to produce something truly beautiful and useful to be used at our school We are submitting our progress to date.

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Video Challenge

Incomplete

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