What is the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge?

The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge is a competition for Canadian Kindergarten to Grade 12 classrooms (virtual, hybrid or face-to-face) that aims to increase energy awareness. 

Throughout the challenge period, classrooms work together to complete energy-themed challenges designed to teach students about different energy topics and increase their overall energy awareness. The challenges can be completed in any order, and classrooms only need to complete three to be eligible for prizes.

Participation is free, and only classrooms that have successfully registered before 11:59:59 EST on January 25, 2021 can take part.

This year, join us in celebrating 10 years of the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge with new and adapted challenges for virtual and face-to-face learners, a special limited edition challenge, and more prizes!

How Does It Work?

When the challenge begins at noon EST on February 1, 2021:

  1. As a class, learn about 1 of the 17 energy topics using the provided lesson plans.
  2. Have students complete the activity provided in the lesson plan.
  3. Upload proof of completion of the challenge outlined in the lesson plan (e.g., photos, worksheets) to the challenge website.
  4. Complete a minimum of three challenges and be automatically entered to win cash prizes for your class! The more challenges your class completes, the more opportunities you have to win.

The Challenges

The challenges are designed for easy completion by both face-to-face and virtual classrooms and can be completed in any order and at any pace (as long as all proof is submitted by the challenge deadline). In order for a challenge to be considered complete, the teacher must log into their account and submit proof of their students’ work (photos, worksheets, pdfs etc.). The submissions will be approved by the Challenge administrators and uploaded to the website so everyone can see the great things students across Canada are accomplishing! The more challenges a class completes, the more opportunities they will have to win prizes.

Video Challenge

One of the 17 challenges asks students to flex their creative muscles as they write, direct and produce a public service announcement about the importance of energy awareness. After uploading their video to the contest website the class must engage with the public to get as many votes as possible during the voting period (April 1 to 23, 2021). Winning video submissions will be chosen through a combination of public voting and evaluation by a panel of judges.