• British Columbia
  • Elementary

Dr. R. E. McKechnie Elementary

Energy-Smart Wolves

  • 7 Challenges Completed
  • 9 Challenges not completed

Game Time!

Completed

Description

We watched video clips about how much food waste we create and how we waste food. As a class, we made a list of ways to reduce food waste. The students did a worksheet where they had to draw four ways that we waste food and four ways to reduce food waste. We played Pictionary as a class using the different ideas they came up with.

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Get Growing

Completed

Description

We are participating in the Tomatosphere program and have planted 60 tomatoes as a class. The students learned about photosynthesis and carbon offsetting. We brainstormed different ways/examples of carbon offsetting that we can do in our daily lives. We started recording our observations on our tomato plants and are planning to make observations on a regular basis.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

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Description

We watched videos on carbon footprints. Then, we brainstormed some of the ways we can reduce our carbon footprints. We used the online carbon footprint calculator and answered a series of questions about our energy use. Each student completed a worksheet recording their carbon footprint and coming up with four ways to reduce their energy use.

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Story Time

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Description

We discussed the important elements of a story and brainstormed energy related issues as a class. We watched a video clip that talked about various environmental problems around the world. Each student picked an energy related issue and created a comic strip with a resolution to their issue.

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The Phantom of the Classroom

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Description

We brainstormed examples of phantom power around us as a class. We used the online phantom power calculator to see how much we might be saving if we got rid of some of phantom power in our households. Each student created a map of their house and located phantom power in their household.

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Water Works

Completed

Description

We watched a video on how to save water and brainstormed different ways to save water. We also discussed various ways that we waste water. Students took the tracking sheet home and kept track of their water use for two days and shared their tips on how they were able to save water.

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What’s Old is New Again

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Description

As a class, we discussed the importance of reusing materials as a way of saving energy. We used recycled materials to create art projects to display in the school. Each student wrote a description of their art work. Along with the art projects, we put up “The 3 Rs” poster to promote energy awareness in our school community.

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A Green-Powered Canada

Incomplete

Buckle Up

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Community Connections

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Do You Really Need It?

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One Hour No Power

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Take-Home

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Tips and Tricks

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Video Challenge

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What’s For Lunch?

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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