• Ontario
  • Elementary

Campbell Children's School

Explorer Room

  • 10 Challenges Completed
  • 6 Challenges not completed

Buckle Up

Completed

Description

For this challenge we had a group discussion around smart mobility. We talked about student-friendly transportation that is good for our environment. The students discussed going for a walk, a run, riding a scooter, riding a bike, and hover board as alternate methods of transportation. Then, the students made a poster to hang on the wall in the hallway of our school, giving tips to others on alternate methods of transportation for the environment.

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Do You Really Need It?

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As a class, we watched a video defining what does it mean to want something and what does it mean to need something. Then we had a class discussion and created a list of items we believe we need and items that we want. We talked about what makes something essential and what makes it a privilege. Then we talked about how hard it would be to go a day without the items we listed as a "need". Each student made a chart separating items in two categories: needs and wants.

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Game Time!

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For this challenge we had a discussion around our favourite board game. The children decided that trouble was their favourite game. We talked about what we were most interested in that connected to energy. The children said: turning off the lights, recycling, using less plastic water bottles, and reusing. Together, we made a trouble board game and playing cards consisting of pictures of a light bulb, recycling, water bottle, and apple core. When’s player lands on certain colour, the player would collect a card from one of the 4 categories. Once a player collects all 4 cards, they win! We also used a modified dice roller that was connected to a switch to ensure our game is inclusive for all to play!

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Get Growing

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For this challenge, we had a class discussion about planting a school garden. We talked about the type of plants we would like to plant and decided on a vegetable garden. The children chose the type of vegetable seeds they would like to grow. We decided that growing our own vegetables was a great choice. The kids participated in preparing the soil, planting the seeds, and observing the plants each day to take good care of them.

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One Hour No Power

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To complete this challenge we did many activities without the lights, smartboard, and Ipad's. For example, we did more quiet reading, drumming circles, and sharing circles. We also used this time to be creative and build with blocks, lego, and loose natural materials. After the challenge, the students naturally thought of different ways they can complete an activity/task without using any power.

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Story Time

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We had a great discussion about current energy issues. The students shared their thoughts about seeing garbage and recycling on the ground. Some friends said there are many cars on the road and our lakes are dirty. Others said too many trees get cut down, leaving no place for the animals. After our discussion, the students thought about one thing their future selves can do to take care of our planet and save energy. We talked about stories and the different elements to a story (e.g. title, setting, characters, etc.)

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Take-Home

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For this challenge, we sent home the waste tracking sheet to each students family to complete at home. The children tracked the items that they recycled, compost, reuse, and placed in the garbage. Once the students returned to class with their tracking sheets, we had a discussion about the number of items with recycle, compost, reuse, and place in the garbage. As a class, we decided to try to recycle and reuse as much as possible.

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Water Works

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For the water works challenge, we brainstormed different ways we use water (directly and indirectly). We talked about water and why water is such a precious resource. We came up with different ways we use water at school (flushing toilet, washing hands, washing dishes) and some ways we use water at home (bath, shower, brushing teeth). We calculated our water consumption as a class. We subtracted our Day 2 (885L ) from our Day 1 (1,504L) = 619L

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What’s For Lunch?

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We had a class discussion about different items that we eat and the difference between fresh food and food with preservatives. The children circled different fresh items from local grocery store flyers. We made a list of different fresh vegetables to add to our soup recipe. The children put a recipe book together and made a fresh chicken and vegetable soup!

What’s Old is New Again

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As a class, we discussed ways that we can reuse materials as a way of saving energy. The children brought in recycled materials throughout the week and used the items to make various art projects. Some of the items the students made were jewelry boxes, mazes, robots, and treasure chests. The children loved this activity. It was cool to see all of the creative things they came up with.

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A Green-Powered Canada

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Community Connections

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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Tips and Tricks

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Video Challenge

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