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.
“Aquelando at home” comes every day to Galician homes presenting experiments, challenges, activities and much more, all recorded and sent to the program by children, teachers, scientists and science communicators from all over Galicia on a voluntary basis.
Through a call made by the teachers and science communicators through social networks, public participation has exceeded initial expectations and has created an unexpected and genuine science education project.