Yellowhead Youth Centre School
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Students watched some videos about sustainable transportation. They then reviewed what they watched and brainstormed ways to use less energy when traveling from place to place. Lastly, they were given the opportunity to use Canva to create a poster that shares information they learned about smarter mobility.
Do You Really Need It?
The students worked together to brainstorm ways in which they use energy in their day to day lives. Afterwards, they all completed the worksheet to include information and a way to save energy that pertains to them.
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The students learned about the gas exchanges that occur in plants in their Science class and how crucial plants are to the survival of everything on Earth. They watched the documentary "The Biggest Little Farm" and learned about the need for diversity when growing food. They then planted tomato and pepper seeds with the intention of planting the seedlings in a community garden later in the spring.
How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?
The students watched videos about carbon footprints and carbon offsets with discussions following each video. Afterwards, they spent some time calculating their carbon footprints. Again conversations/sharing followed. Finally, they brainstormed ways in which they could reduce their carbon footprints and were asked to complete the carbon footprint worksheet.
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What’s For Lunch?
Together, the students read an article about how far food travels even though it is often grown nearby. They then discussed how growing our own food and buying local could reduce the impact food travel has on on our environment. Each student was then assigned a food item from a list of commonly bought foods and was tasked with finding out how far (in kilometres) the food has to travel to get to Canada. A chart was filled out with all of their findings and then each student found the places on the map of a world and tacked on a picture of the food item so they could "see" how far the food item travels.