Jotvingiai Gymnasium continues its activities in the STEM discovery campaign and aims to become the European Blue School. Our topic is “Healthy and Clean Ocean”. The main goals of bringing the ocean into the classroom are improving the understanding of the ocean and developing a sense of responsibility towards our planet. Our gymnasium teachers take the challenge Find the Blue and together with the students create the school project SPOW05 HEALTHY AND CLEAN OCEAN.
On March 30, we organized a lecture-discussion in English-Lithuanian “Plastic pollution of the ocean and its impact on living organisms”. The meeting on the Microsoft Teams platform was attended by students of grades I-II and their teachers. The lecture was given by Edita Magileviciute, a marine biologist from Alytus, who currently works for the international non-governmental Cape Verde Ecotourism Association on the Atlantic island of Santiago.
Teachers: Sabrina Nappi in collaboration with Mario Di Fonza and Riccardo Di Pietro
Students: 14-16 years
DESCRIPTION: Analysing situations and problems of daily life with the aim of their mathematical formalization, we naturally introduce mathematical concepts.
This blog post represents the second part of the blog post on ‘Speaking number’ because it develops the challenges that the students have created after having studied statistics and the use of its tools.
Statistics: Sustainable development goals
Exercises about sustainable development goals of the Agenda 2030
After watching the introductory video about sustainable development goals, students will solve the exercises. When they are done with that, the following activity will be a mutual challenge in groups about creating problems whose structure is the same one as the sustainability themes previously carried out. They will develop this activity focusing on goals number 2,5,12,13.
With the increase of the pandemic all over the world, as a result, protective equipment usage has increased considerably. The masks usage has reached a threatening level for the environment. For this reason, we decided to produce nature-friendly, recyclable masks.
The Natural Mask project is prepared for eTwinning and Tubitak, which is also a STEM project. Considering the environmental pollution, it is obvious that single-use masks are a threat to the environment. Based on this, we designed a disinfectable mask at home using organic Arçelik, which is a Turkish brand, filament in a 3D printer. The students have witnessed every stage of the process and the project was implemented.
Preparing for classes started by reading the All Basic for School seminar and learning about AI resources because I met some of them for the first time, and I realized the importance of using them in class. Since March 21 is Water Day, I decided to connect STEM, NBL and PBL through integrative teaching.
Classes were conducted through the following subjects: Mathematics, Croatian language, Nature and society (science), Art and Music culture. We started the activity by showing videos and listening carefully.
Working on the Nature-based Solutions learning scenario means I am committed to integrating global and local sustainable development issues into my work with my students. I think that by adding sustainable development, Global Citizenship and 21st Century Skills to my classroom and activities, I have increased the awareness of the new generation.
Water is life learning scenario
Access to safe drinking and drinking water for all people and our children around the world is not a luxury but a basic necessity. Water demand is increasing due to global warming, industrialization and agricultural use. This situation consumes clean drinking water resources. Efficient use of existing resources and water management can correct this situation.
Sustainable water use is the use of water in an environmentally friendly way without wasting. What needs to be done is to reduce water consumption rates, determine methods for the efficiency and reuse of water, and develop and implement water-saving models for sustainable water management.
In this context, sustainable water management will be successfully grounded with the training to be given in early childhood. Saving water is of great importance for the future of our children and for our world.