• Manitoba
  • Elementary

Emerson

Emerson Earth Savers

  • 6 Challenges Completed
  • 10 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

Completed

Description

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.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

Completed

Description

Our class watched some videos to understand the concept of a carbon footprint. We then brainstormed, researched and shared ways to reduce our individual carbon footprints. Students wrote these on enlarged blank footprints and we shared our ideas with the school.

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The Phantom of the Classroom

Completed

Description

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.

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Tips and Tricks

Completed

Description

Students researched different ways to reduce energy use and save the Earth. They then made posters and put them up around the school. They also shared their tips at a virtual school assembly.

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Video Challenge

Completed

Description

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.

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What’s Old is New Again

Completed

Description

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.

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Buckle Up

Incomplete

Community Connections

Incomplete

Do You Really Need It?

Incomplete

Game Time!

Incomplete

Get Growing

Incomplete

One Hour No Power

Incomplete

Story Time

Incomplete

Take-Home

Incomplete

Water Works

Incomplete

What’s For Lunch?

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