Challenges

Challenges

Educators from across the province have created CTF challenges and tools for colleagues to use in their classroom. These challenges and tools have not been vetted or judged for quality or appropriateness to the grade levels indicated, and their inclusion here does not indicate endorsement by ARPDC or by Alberta Education.

Gr. 5-9 |Healthy Sporting Events

  • Challenge Question: Should school sporting events have healthy foods available for athletes and spectators?
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Gr. 5-9 |Local Food

Gr. 5-9 |Packing Up For Literacy: Literacy Mentors

  • Challenge Question: How can we help students enjoy and improve their literacy through the creation and sharing of Literacy Backpacks?
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Gr. 5-9 |Physical Activity Student Leaders

  • Challenge Question: How can students encourage each other to reach physical activity recommendations using technology?
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Gr. 5-9 |Stress Management

  • Challenge Question: How can students support each other to manage their stress in a healthy way?
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Gr. 5 & 6 |Babysitting: Learn, Give and Earn!

  • Challenge Question: How can babysitting help you build valuable life skills and earn spending money?
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Gr. 5 |Fresh Food for Families

  • Challenge Question: Could you design a garden to satisfy the wants and needs of several families?
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Gr. 5 |Olympic Fair

  • Challenge Question: How can you acquire the knowledge needed to educate the students about the various Olympic events?
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Gr. 5 |Organized Lightening

  • Challenge Question: Can we create an electrical device that is usable in two occupational areas?
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Gr. 5 |Poetry Fun Festival

  • Challenge Question: How can you help others enjoy and appreciate poetry through a poem and activity of your own creation?
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Gr. 6 |”Say NO to Gluten”

  • Challenge Question: Can you create a gluten free menu that is well balanced, nutritious and tastes great?
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Gr. 7 | For the Birds

  • Challenge Question: How can we help provide shelter to birds that are part of our local ecosystem when their natural habitat is changing?
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Gr. 7 | Move to the Music, Vibe to the Video

  • Challenge Question: What kind of music video can be fun, inspire health (dancing), and be appropriate for all ages?
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Gr. 8 | Extreme Makeover Recipe Edition

  • Challenge Question: Which recipe will be selected for the Café Wolves?
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Gr. 8 | In Water We Trust

  • Challenge Question: How can we improve the state of the Red Deer watershed?
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Gr. 8 | Junior Inventors

  • Challenge Question: What inventor/invention had the most significant impact on our world?
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Gr. 8 | Lights Out

  • Challenge Question: Can you create a tool that uses the sun as an energy source in order to meet your basic needs in a time of crisis?
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Gr. 8 | Refraction of Light Through Spear-Fishing (“Shooting Nemo”)

  • Challenge Question: How can you prepare people, for say a survival situation, to successfully bow or spear fish?
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Gr. 9 | Collective Rights Museum

  • Challenge Question: To what extent has Canada affirmed collective rights?
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Gr. 9 | Developing Natural Resources in Alberta

  • Challenge Question: How can we balance the needs of the environment while developing our natural resources?
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Gr. 9 | Home Energy Audit and Social Awareness

  • Challenge Question: How can you lower your home energy usage and then inform others about the importance of conserving energy?
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Gr. 9 | Wind Turbine

  • Challenge Question: Can your green energy company design the most efficient wind turbine?
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Google Drive Challenges Shared Folder

Challenges Shared Folder

Disclaimer:
These challenges and tools have not been vetted or judged for quality or appropriateness to the grade levels indicated, and their inclusion here does not indicate endorsement by ARPDC or by Alberta Education.

These challenges and tools are shared freely by the schools that developed them, to provide ideas, source materials, and examples of possible challenges, to help you in developing your own.

Please feel free to use, modify, and improve them – but also please remember to cite the source appropriately and respect intellectual property, to model the digital citizenship behaviours we want our students to learn and emulate.

If you wish to submit challenges to this folder for the purpose of sharing publicly with others, please contact us at CTFadmin@carcpd.ab.ca

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