• Ontario
  • Elementary

Donald Cousens PS

Ducheck Dragons

  • 16 Challenges Completed
  • 0 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

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We researched different forms of energy and looked at the pros and cons of each. We looked at the resources Canada has available and the plans for expansion of Green Energy Use. We created presentations to share with others.

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Buckle Up

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Students researched alternate methods of transportation and made posters to put up in the school to educate others.

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Community Connections

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We researched about some Eco Days and shared the message with the whole school. The days we highlighted were: World Water Day, Eco Hour and we will be presenting for Earth Day in April. We created slide shows to share with the school so every classroom had the message.

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Do You Really Need It?

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Students completed the "Do you Really Need it" worksheet.

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Game Time!

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We watched the resources provided, created a Kahoot on Food Waste and played the Kahoot together.

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Get Growing

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We learned about the benefits of home gardens. Students were challenged to come up with a garden plan for their home.

How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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Students did research on their carbon impact and created foot prints to illustrate what they found.

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One Hour No Power

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We have had a variety of outdoor activities to limit our indoor time. These have included art outside (ephemeral art), Physical Education outside (basketball, soccer), Math outside and before the March break we had two weeks of daily outdoor activities as part of a school wide winter challenge. On Monday, March 28th our whole school is observing Earth Hour from 12 - 1 pm.

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Story Time

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Student created a story to share.

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Take-Home

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Students took home the challenge to complete with their families.

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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We researched Phantom Power and wrote a letter to our principal. We created a map of potential phantom power sources in our classroom.

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Tips and Tricks

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We created a series of announcements for the weeks leading up to Earth Day for the whole school. We also have a slide deck to share with students.

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Video Challenge

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Students created a video.

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Water Works

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Students researched water use. They tracked their water usage over two days and tried ways to save water. Students created a slideshow to share what they had learned.

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What’s For Lunch?

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We picked a favourite lunch item (pizza) and researched where we could buy the ingredients.

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What’s Old is New Again

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Students used recycled materials to create art and a different items.

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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