• British Columbia
  • Elementary

Ecole Isabella Dicken Elementary

Electric Panthers

  • 16 Challenges Completed
  • 0 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

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In our class debate we had to discover advantages and disadvantages of our energy source and of other energy sources. The energy sources were nuclear, geothermal, hydro, wind, solar, oil, and coal. Our debate team on oil had a great opening statement, hydro had great firing points, geo-thermal and wind had great rebuttals and coal and nuclear had great closing statements. This was a fun way to learn about energy!

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Buckle Up

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To complete this challenge, we first did some research for ideas for our vehicles. Then when we had our ideas we designed our very own future vehicles. When we finished designing our vehicles we wrote down all of our information. After that we attached them to our poster.

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Community Connections

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For this challenge we had the privilege to see an electric car. We were explained how it works, the cost of the car, how long it takes to charge it and why it has less of an impact on the earth than fossil fuel powered cars. We also learned about initiatives in our community to increase the number of available electric charging stations.

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Do You Really Need It?

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To do this project our class gave up an electronic item such as phones, gaming consoles or the household dishwasher for 24 hours.

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Game Time!

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For Game Time we had to make a board game about saving energy and then have some classmates play the game. The board game we created is based off the game Candy Land.

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Get Growing

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We grew flowers and learned about photosynthesis. We learned how plants create their own food and what they use to make it.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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First we thought of eco-friendly ways to help the earth. Then we drew our ideas on our eco-footprint. We also thought of ways to use less energy.

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One Hour No Power

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For ‘One Hour No Power’ we had to work without power. We did our math in the dark and had band in the dark. We also play outside. We didn’t allow the teacher to use her computer.

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Story Time

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To make our story and comic strip, we thought of interesting plots and designed a story or comic strip. After thinking of ideas, we put our plans to action. We created our submissions with care and put in our best efforts!

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Take-Home

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We had to collect everyone’s sheets and tally up the items kept from the landfill.

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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First we drew a map of our houses and we thought hard about where we have phantom power in our homes. Then we recorded phantom power on the map.

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Tips and Tricks

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We wrote notes about saving energy and we put them in every classroom for 5 days. We shared the same energy saving tips on the morning announcements for earth week.

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Video Challenge

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We made a video to make people change their minds about how much energy they use and how often they use it.

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Water Works

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First we collected everyone’s Water Works sheets we handed out. Then we calculated how much water the class saved.

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What’s For Lunch?

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We had to purchase ingredients from local stores and write a healthy recipe using local foods. We purchased our food at the Local Food store.

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What’s Old is New Again

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Our class created amazing items out of waste and/or recycling that can pollute the earth and effect future generations.

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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