Conservation

Boost your Power Smarts

October 1 - 31, 2018

Classrooms across the province competed for fun prizes and tested their energy IQ with a weekly video quiz.

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Boost your Power Smarts recap


Thanks for taking part in our first ever Boost your Power Smarts competition. Over 100 classrooms across B.C. took part in this video quiz challenge as a fun and exciting way to inspire energy education. 


Your teams did a great job and deserve a pat on the back. Congrats to all the lucky prize winners:


STEM resources

  • The mcForce Team - Walnut Park Elementary, Smithers
  • The Chicken Nuggets - Cedar Grove Elementary, Gibsons
  • Griffindor Pizzas - Montgomery Middle School, Coquitlam
  • Lakeview Power Savers - Lakeview Elementary, Burnaby


Virtual reality viewers

  • Electrifying Wolves - Frost Road Elementary, Surrey
  • Pink Fox Afternoon - Maple Creek Middle School, Port Coquitlam
  • Cedar Seahawks Sea Otters - Cedar Elementary, Campbell River
  • JSquad56 - John Howitt Elementary, Port Alberni


Class lunch

  • Blue Whale Rocks - Dr Kearney Middle School, Fort St. John
  • The Electric Jolts - Glenayre Elementary, Port Moody
  • 23 Fat Whales - Evelyn Dickson Elementary, Vanderhoof
  • Division of Chocolate Milk - Lord Roberts Elementary, Vancouver


Grand prize

  • Blakey's Lightning Minds - Cayoosh Elementary, Lillooet


Keep the excitement going by checking out other activities and lessons, and special events we've planned for this school year.


Reactions from our community

Teachers are talking about Power Smart for Schools

On Boost your Power Smarts:

"Thank you so much for such a fun way of introducing these concepts with the kids. My 4/5 class really enjoyed it. We even did one quiz day while on a school bus heading out to an all day field trip!!"

On Boost your Power Smarts:

"We have had lots of fun doing the quizzes, it has really added to my electricity unit this term."

On Boost your Power Smarts:

"My students and I really enjoyed the experience of learning about energy conservation throughout the Power Smart for Schools activities and quizzes this October."


About Boost your Power Smarts


This past October, we challenged grade 4 to 7 classrooms across the province to explore electricity-related topics and put their energy IQs to the test with a weekly video quiz.


Just for completing the quiz, teams were entered into a random draw for a chance to win awesome weekly prizes, like virtual reality goggles, class lunches, and electricity kits. The B.C. class with the highest overall score at the end of October won a grand prize in-person visit from Science World and BC Hydro, along with other fun giveaways.

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