Since we can't do this our normal way. Here are a number of ideas that can be incorporated into our classrooms and perhaps we can post photos, dares and work on the Earth Hour board outside the library to showcase what we are doing. I'm also going to challenge our families to an Earth Hour photo contest. I'd love to see how our families save energy on Saturday, March 23rd!
Say you wanted to go on an Electricity Wonder Walk...the Electricity Walk powerpoint, also created by the TDSB, if for you. It goes over parts of the electricity grid we see everyday and just don't know what they are and what they do. Take a look and then go see what parts of the electricity grid you can find! Go to Teachers' Community and find the powerpoint in the Earth Hour folder.
Create a Cheer:
Earth Hour has come up with a number of really cheesy cheers to support Earth Hour. Here's the best...or the worst...to share with your students. Maybe they could make one that we could video tape or record!
Check this one out!
The power has gone out! What will Charlie Button do without access to his technology? Read this funny tale and brainstorm ideas of "energyless" activities that are fun to do!
Jan Thornhill's book is full of colour, diagram and information. It's perfect to use with the ELMO to explain concepts, such as the carbon cycle, effect of rising temperature, greenhouse gases and more
Energy Island tells the true story of Soren Hermansen, who wanted to remake his community, the island Samso in Denmark, into a green community and how he did it.
Lots of great non-fiction information on the side bars too!