What is the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge?

The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge is a free competition among Canadian Kindergarten to Grade 12 classrooms that aims to increase energy literacy and awareness. Throughout the challenge period, classrooms work together to complete 16 energy-themed challenges designed to teach students about different energy topics and increase their overall energy literacy. Each classroom can select the number of challenges to complete and the order to complete them in based on the needs of their classroom.

How it works:

  • Classrooms will complete up to 16 challenges, including a NEW take-home challenge, and each dealing with a different energy-related issue.
  • Each time a challenge is completed, the teacher will log in to their online account and submit proof of their challenge to receive 10 points.
  • The more points a classroom receives, the better chance they have of winning great prizes!

For more information or to register a classroom visit: www.energydiet.ca

Video challenge

One of the 16 challenges ask students to flex their creative muscles as they write, direct and produce a one minute public service announcement about the importance of youth energy awareness. After uploading their video to the contest website the class must engage with the public to get as many votes as possible during the voting period. Winning video submissions will be chosen through a combination of public voting and evaluation by a panel of judges.

Sample Challenges

  • Community Connections – Students will participate in an energy-related community initiative.
  • One Hour, No Power – Students will discover how productive they can be without using any power.
  • Do you really need it? – Students will reflect on the energy-using items they use every day and give up one item for 24 hours.
  • What’s for lunch? – Students will look at the energy requirements associated with food production and the importance of local farming.
  • Post-It! – Students will create art made entirely out of recycled materials.

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