Get your students thinking about ways to care for the environment and how we use our energy. Students can put energy-saving actions into practice by unplugging the classroom and heading outside for a game of "Bug catcher". Because insects are vital to our environment, we construct a special hotel for bugs to provide a much needed habitat for our critter friends.
Our activities provide a link to the core competencies of the curriculum. The activities engage students in sharing ideas and solutions, using their energy for play, and exploring and caring for the environment through creative thinking, design and building.
The activities also connect to a variety of grade-specific curricular competencies and content in a variety of subjects including Physical and Health Education, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts.
BC Hydro uses the power of falling water to create clean, reliable electricity. Water turns turbines that drive generators to produce our electricity. After use, water continues its path through the natural water cycle. There is value in teaching B.C. youth about the important role water plays in this province.
Check out these Tips and technologies for more ways to save electricity.
Over 12% of our waste is plastic, which spells problems for our oceans and wildlife. Check out this National Geographic Kids article on plastic pollution to read tips on how to reduce our plastic waste and understand the issues with disposable plastic water bottles.
Young people are the energy of our future. We can empower them using simple concepts of getting outside to play and encouraging them to explore, create and protect our environment.
A hands-on activity for K-3 students that explores Indigenous storytelling and language.
Plant a herb in a pot and learn about how to keep the air clean in our community.
Learn about food chains and interconnectedness with a fun, interactive game of tag.
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