• Nova Scotia
  • Elementary

Coldbrook and District

6T

  • 6 Challenges Completed
  • 10 Challenges not completed

A Green-Powered Canada

Completed

Description

Students chose a renewable energy source to learn about. The focus was on the pros and cons of the source in a Nova Scotia context. Students then participated in a short debate/discussion about which source would be most practical for Nova Scotia.

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Do You Really Need It?

Completed

Description

After brainstorming all the things used at school that require power, the students in the class decided to give up turning on the lights in the classroom for a whole day.

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How Big Are Your Carbon Feet?

Completed

Description

After several discussions about what a carbon footprint is the class helped the teacher complete an online carbon footprint calculation. The class then completed a more kid friendly activity to demonstrate some of the factors that affect the size of our carbon foot prints. We had further discussions about things within our power to shrink our carbon footprints.

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Tips and Tricks

Completed

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We reviewed the things we have learned about reducing energy use in our lives. We brainstormed actions we can take and students worked in groups and individually to create PSA posters to place around the school to encourage other students to do what they can to help the Earth.

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Water Works

Completed

Description

We tracked our water use over two days and found how much water we saved. We talked about ways to reduce our water use.

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What’s For Lunch?

Completed

Description

We listed all the foods that were served at our school wide Easter lunch. We did some investigating to find out where the ingredients for these items came from, and located these places on a map of North America. Then we found the distance from our school to come up with the total "food miles".

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Buckle Up

Incomplete

Community Connections

Incomplete

Game Time!

Incomplete

Get Growing

Incomplete

One Hour No Power

Incomplete

Story Time

Incomplete

Take-Home

Incomplete

The Phantom of the Classroom

Incomplete

Video Challenge

Incomplete

What’s Old is New Again

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