Emerson Earth Savers
- 6 Challenges Completed
- 10 Challenges not completed
A Green-Powered Canada
As a class we watched videos and read articles about fossil fuels and then alternate energy sources. Students broke into groups and each group researched one of the alternative energy sources (solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, tidal and biomass) and presented it to the class.
How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?
The Phantom of the Classroom
We watched some videos to understand the meaning of phantom power. We found some examples in our classroom and then students were tasked with going home and finding some around their home. Next they mapped the phantom power sources and wrote a reflection on how they could reduce energy waste in their home.
Tips and Tricks
Students brainstormed different beginning hooks for the video and then we voted and chose time travel as the opening idea. Students then broke into groups of three and each group planned and filmed a scene showing an energy saving tip. We also filmed a couple of whole class scenes to tie it together. A student edited it all together to make sure it was only one minute.
What’s Old is New Again
As a class, we brainstormed all the different sources of energy in the their homes. We then classified them into wants and needs. Students listed the devices and appliances in their homes and committed to giving up one for 24 hours. Many students followed through and some even gave up their device for the whole weekend.