Classrooms are helping us invest in curriculum projects


BC Hydro continues to develop an innovative approach to providing educators with high quality classroom resources. Safety, Conservation and Science, Technology and Innovation are our three education priorities. We are inviting teachers to help us choose future resource development in these key areas – when you and your students participate in activities on FirstWave, the water drops your class collects during the year will inform our development. At the end of the school year, we will convert the water drops into developing resources that support the themes of safety, conservation or science, technology and innovation.

5,382

Teachers participating

368

Classes created

11,276

Student actions completed

That's 14,299,176 Medium Drop

since we started!


These schools just collected drops:

Discovery School 1 day, 6 hours ago
Edith Mcdermott Elementary 1 day, 7 hours ago
Harry Hooge Elementary 1 day, 7 hours ago
Brackendale Elementary 3 days, 22 hours ago
St Pius X Elementary School 1 week, 4 days ago
Summit Middle School 1 week, 6 days ago

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Your water drops make a difference


We value your participation in our programs and want to collaborate with you to choose development areas for B.C. classrooms. When you and your students participate in activities on FirstWave, you can choose one of the three themes to support. The water drops your class collects will enhance education development in safety, conservation or science, technology and innovation.

Would you prefer your classroom effort to support a different theme? Contact us.

Safety Safety
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Conservation Conservation
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Science, technology and innovation Science, technology
and innovation

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SAFETY

BC Hydro teaches the safe use of electricity at home, in the workplace, in classrooms and in the community. We have safety resources available for download on FirstWave and all of our programs contain information for students and their families on how to stay safe around electricity. Electrical Safety Day is an annual event held in May, where classrooms across the province learn about electrical safety – Down. Danger. Dial.

If you are looking for more electrical safety materials, choose Safety as your education theme.

CONSERVATION

One of BC Hydro’s key messages is to be smart about power in all we do. BC Hydro works with schools and communities throughout British Columbia to explore sustainability, stewardship and the environment. Throughout our resources, students develop energy efficiency and conservation activities to promote within the school, community and at home.

If you are looking for more resources on how to save energy, be more energy-efficient and look forward to a positive energy future, then select the Conservation education theme.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

BC Hydro delivers reliable, clean power to homes and businesses across British Columbia. We have 30 generating stations and more than 75,000 kilometres of transmission and distribution lines that span our province. BC Hydro has a wide range of expertise in the areas of science, technology and innovation. BC Hydro School Programs designs and develops classroom resources that support energy concepts, electricity, electromagnetism, circuitry and physics.

If you would like more materials to support the development of science, technology and innovation in the classroom, then select that theme.

About the water drop


On FirstWave, every drop counts. When you and your students participate in activities on FirstWave, your drops make a difference. The water drops your class collects will enhance education development in safety, conservation or science, technology and innovation.

How to get more water drops


Teaching a BC Hydro resource is the best way to unlock the full power of the FirstWave platform. It allows you to earn more water drops, access engaging lessons and materials online and join us to effect positive change in B.C. school communities.

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FirstWave offers you all this and much more