Conservation

Boost your Power Smarts

October 1 - 31, 2018

Grade 4 to 7 classrooms across the province compete for fun prizes and test their energy IQ with a weekly video quiz.

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How it works

This October, we're challenging 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.


Each Thursday, between 8a.m. and 1p.m. PST, a new Boost your Power Smarts quiz will be available for your class. All you need for your “team” to take part is an internet connection and a screen. Each quiz has 10 multiple-choice questions and every quiz you complete is a new chance to win some awesome prizes.


To help your class prep for each week’s quiz, we’ve set you up with curriculum-connected teaching resources that explore topics of electricity, energy consumption, conservation, and sources of energy. By using fun games, group work, worksheets and quizzes, Boost your Power Smarts is your tool to inspire energy education.



Win weekly prizes for the whole class

Just for completing the quiz, you have a chance to win awesome weekly prizes, like virtual reality goggles, class lunches, and electricity kits. Each week you take part is a new chance to win, so be sure to come back every Thursday.

Win STEM
STEM resources like Lego sets and circuitry kits
Win some Google Cardboard
Google Cardboard virtual reality viewers for the whole class
Win a Pizza lunch
Lunch for the whole class
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Win a grand prize visit from Science World

The B.C. class with the highest overall score at the end of October is eligible to win an in-person visit from Science World and BC Hydro, along with other fun giveaways.

Contest is open to B.C. classes, grades 4 to 7.
Contest terms & conditions


Prepare for the quiz

Prepare your class for the quizzes by downloading our weekly prep materials below. Hint: these teaching materials hold many of the key concepts that will appear in the quiz each week.

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Quiz #1: Get power smart Download ZIP
Quiz #2: Our energy appetite Download ZIP
Quiz #3: Energy conservation Download ZIP
Quiz #4: Our clean energy Download ZIP

Boost your Power Smarts

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Quiz #1:
Get power smart

October 04, 2018

Learn about electricity in B.C. and explore key terms and concepts related to energy.

Grades 4-7Quiz20 mins
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Quiz #2:
Our energy appetite

October 11, 2018

Investigate how we consume electricity in our lives and what devices have the biggest energy appetites.

Grades 4-7Quiz20 mins
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Quiz #3:
Energy conservation

October 18, 2018

Discover all the ways to save electricity in our homes and schools.

Grades 4-7Quiz20 mins
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Quiz #4:
Our clean energy

October 25, 2018

Delve into the different sources of energy and making clean energy choices.

Grades 4-7Quiz20 mins