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Green Bricks Secondary Blocks

Green Bricks
Students discover the environmental concerns with the overuse of asphalt in a community. Students learned how green roofs could be a better option to asphalt roofs.

Students discover the environmental concerns with the overuse of asphalt in a community. Students learned how green roofs could be a better option to asphalt roofs.

Students explore common household garbage items to decide how to manage the waste. Presenters discuss the 5Rs, Zero Waste Challenge 2030, and the impacts of the various waste management practices.

Students explore common household garbage items to decide how to manage the waste. Presenters discuss the 5Rs, Zero Waste Challenge, and the impacts of the various waste management practices.

In-class Workshop for Lower Mainland and Abbotsford/Mission

Offered free of charge to eligible BC Grade 9 or Grade 10 Science Classrooms.

To register for the program, please complete the Green Bricks Teacher Registration Form.

Teachers can register, FREE of charge, for this science-based interactive 75-minute classroom workshop called Green Bricks Secondary Blocks.

This science workshop explores the environmental impacts of transportation, energy and water use, waste and materials in our buildings and lives, and how youth have the power to make change. It is an interactive workshop with activities to challenge youth on their built environment & lives around sustainability. New & emerging green careers are also explored in this program.

Via interactive activities the students learn about our built environment; and how new innovations and technology combined with concepts from our past, including First Peoples knowledge is helping to change and shape our future environment. Activities in the workshop will depend on which municipality you are in but they could include Watch Your Waste (waste reduction activities); Tap out (water tasting, testing & trivia game); and Green Indy (solar car race).

BC Curriculum Connection:

Grade/Subject Big Ideas Content
Grade 9 Science The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are interconnected, as matter cycles and energy flows through them.

Electric current is the flow of electric charge.
  • Sustainability of Systems: a systems approach to sustainability sees all matter and energy as interconnected and existing in dynamic equilibrium (e.g., carbon as a key factor in climate change, greenhouse effect, water cycle, etc.).
  • Solar radiation provides the energy required for most life on Earth, and is the root cause of wind and ocean currents, which distribute energy and nutrients around the planet, as well as the energy sources for the water cycle.
  • Circuits — must be complete for electrons to flow.
  • Voltage, current and resistance. Effects of solar radiation on the cycling of matter and energy.
  • Matter cycles within biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems: e.g., water, nitrogen, carbon, phosphorous, etc., human impacts on sources and sinks (e.g., climate change, deforestation, agriculture, etc., bio-accumulation and bio-magnification).
Grade 10 Science Energy is conserved and its transformation can affect living things and the environment.
  • Law of conservation of energy.
  • Local and global impacts of energy transformations from technologies.
Grade 9 Career Education Reflecting on our preferences and skills helps us identify the steps we need to take to achieve our career goals.

The value of work in our lives, communities, and society can be viewed from diverse perspectives.

Adapting to economic and labour market changes requires flexibility.

Our career paths reflect the personal, community, and educational choices we make.
Personal Development
  • Goal-setting strategies.
  • Self-assessment for career research: includes inventories of preferences, skills, personal attitudes, values, and interests.
Connections to Community
  • Social justice, environmental stewardship, sustainability, effective use of resources, etc.
  • Self-assessment for career research: includes inventories of preferences, skills, personal attitudes, values, and interests.
Life and Career Plan
  • Role of mentors, family, community, school, and personal network in decision making.
  • Influence of technology in learning and working.
Grade 10 Career Life Education A network of family, friends and community members can support and broaden our career awareness and options.

The global economy affects our personal, social and economic lives and prospects.

Successful career and education paths require planning, evaluating and adapting.
Personal Development
  • Goal-setting strategies.
  • Self-assessment for career research.
Connections to Community
  • Global trends and economy.
Life and Career Plan
  • Essential career skills.
  • Employment skills.
  • Work experience opportunities.

 

 

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