Planet Protector Academy: Keep Cool
Inspiring climate change superheroes in your classroom!
Engaging curriculum-linked content for Grades 3-6
Fun and easy to use
97% of teachers recommend!
Supports BC Performance Standards
Science & Tech
Promotes 21st Century Learning
Facilitates interdisciplinary learning
combining arts, language, science and social studies curriculum
Develops the 4C's
incl. communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity
Connects learning to the real world
through fun at-home missions to lead change in families
Meets diverse learning needs
Helps bring tech into the classroom
in an easy plug & play format, no special equipment needed!
How It Works (video)
6 weekly pre-planned lessons, about an hour each
Students do fun activities in teams for points
Led by a website you project at the front of the class
Module at-a-glance (approx.60-75mins)
- 10 Minute Prep
- Team Activities
- Game Shows
Plug & Play! Minimal Prep!
Set Up Projector
Let The Website Do The Rest!
A MISSION FOR CLIMATE, ENERGY & TRANSPORTATION
The Keep Cool resource inspires students to become climate action superheroes and change their families’ energy and transportation habits!
The Climate Conundrum
The adventure begins! Students become Apprentice Planet Protectors and play the Game Show to discover the differences between weather, climate and climate change. Drawing activity about changing seasons.
What’s the buzz about energy & electricity? Game show, drawing activity and writing raps about power systems. Apprentices receive Mission #1: switching off lights!
Operation Shower Power
How do we use energy to heat water? Learn about heat, hot water and the hot water system, draw a poster and get Mission #2: taking shorter showers
Operation Keep Car Cool
How do people waste energy by the way they drive? Draw & rate different types of transportation, watch a music video, and get Mission #3: stop your family from idling.
Operation Go Car Free
Why go car free? Brainstorm barriers and solutions for kids walking to school, do a theatre skit on active transportation and get Mission #4: as a family, drive less.
Program wrap-up! Apprentices report on their last mission and receive individual & team certificates. Celebrate helping protect the planet!
What Teachers Say
"Just press play and it runs itself. It's literally plug and play. You get to ride along with the class and it’s so much fun!"
Shane Hipwell, Abbotsford, BC
"They love this because it's got the technology, it's got the music and the songs and the game show, it's just really engaging."
Debbie Yeo, Langley Township, BC
"I enjoyed seeing the collaboration between students as they worked with teammates to solve challenges."
Krista Tulloch, North Vancouver, BC