• Quebec
  • Elementary

Kingsdale Academy

Kingsdale Class 302

  • 15 Challenges Completed
  • 1 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

Completed

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We watched videos on renewable energy and discussed how they are use in Canada. Students then split up into teams and researched a type of renewable energy. When they were done, they presented the information they found with the rest of the class.

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Buckle Up

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We watched a video on modes of transportation and ways in which we can use smarter moblity. We researched different smart mobilities out there and as a class we created a WordArt in the shape of a vehicule with all the things we found/came up with.

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Community Connections

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Eco Qartier Pierrefonds (the city that our school is in) is an organization that helps the community by introducing and encouraging more eco friendly initiatives. They came to our school to help us create an insect hotel to put by our garden boxes!!

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Do You Really Need It?

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We discussed the difference between a need and a want. Then made of list of things that we do/use that use a lot of energy and seperated them into needs or wants. Students then filled out the "Do You Really Need It?" worksheet. The next day, we talked about how it was giving up that "want".

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Game Time!

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In groups of 3-4 students created games on waste and food waste. They got to be creative and use their imagination. Once they were done they presented their games to the class and had the chance to play eachother's games.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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We started by watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sglectkM0p4. I then explained what carbon footprint meant and I calculated my own carbon footprint using this website: https://energyiq.canadiangeographic.ca/beyond-the-classroom/survey/. We then completed the "How Big Are Your Carbon Feet" worksheet by writing something that we can do to have a smaller carbon footprint. Once students finished their worksheet they used the same website to calculate their own carbon footprint and wrote it on their worksheet.

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One Hour No Power

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This challenge was fun! Students came up with a list of things we can do in the classroom that involve no power and we did them! It was fun keeping track of when and why we use power. This is a challenge that we will continue after the Classroom Energy Diet is finished.

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Take-Home

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We watched videos about waste and how we can reduce our everyday waste. We discussed waste-free lunches as well as how to compost. Students took home the take-home challenge and completed it on their own. Unfortunately, after 6 weeks of being assigned this challenge with many reminders, only one student completed the challenge.

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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We watched a video and talked about where the phantom power in our classroom is. Students then drew a map of the classroom identifying the phantom power and all the plugs/electronics we use that waste energy. We then discussed some of the phantom power in our households and discussed ways in which we can get rid of the phantoms!

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Tips and Tricks

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After leaning about energy awareness since March, each studnet had to come up with one thing they can do to reduce the amount of energy they use. Each student created a visual poster that we are going to hang in the school hallway for everyone to see.

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Video Challenge

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We watched my class' video from last year and videos that were already posted on the Classrooom Energy Diet Challenge Website. We brainstormed ideas and students decided that they wanted to create a video that taught others about what they can do to save energy. They dictated tips that they wanted to showcase while I type what they said. Students helped me film and edit the video using iMovie.

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Water Works

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We made a mindmap of what we use water for. Then, we watched this youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl0YiZjTqpw. We then we discussed how we waste water and what we we can do to reduce it. Finally, we completed the Water Works sheet.

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What’s For Lunch?

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Together as a class we looked in our lunchboxes and chose certain snacks that a lot of students had. We then researched where the snacks come from and mapped it out on a world map to see how far each snack has to travel to get to us in Montreal.

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What’s Old is New Again

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We reused recycled toilet paper rolls to create a Mother's Day gift for the incredible Mom's in our life!

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Get Growing

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