This learning experience can be used as a culminating activity (in lieu of a final exam) or as a project that covers a number of strands. In an attempt to find out if it is possible to build a building (e.g. a home, school, office, shopping mall, etc.) that can be net-zero or reasonably close to, students will research the energy associated with different features of a building. Suggested buildings are houses or schools. In doing so, students will also gain an understanding of why the goal of net zero buildings is a good one. The end result will be that students will be able to compare the energy required to run a conventional building compared to a very efficient/net zero one. Students will also design or redesign the building of their choice with features that would lead to a net zero/carbon neutral building. The building can be presented in a number of formats and students can share their findings as well as report on their building more formally as in a report or less formally as in an interview. Since net zero focuses on energy consumption, the students can only focus on this aspect, but they can extend it to include water consumption, waste management and indoor air quality.
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In grade 11 University Chemistry we will be focusing on the course's BIG IDEA about how to protect the integrity of our Earth's water resource. This Deep Learning Task will be introduced by a... read more
USING THE ZING STIKBOT APP (STIKBOT STUDIO) TO CREATE SHORT FILMS ABOUT THE HUMAN IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT - GRADE 7
In this TEL, students will utilize the StikBot App (Stikbot Studio), an application easily downloadable on Apple and Android products (e.g. iPads, iphones, Tablets, etc.) to produce short films using... read more