Water consumption is adversely affected as a consequence of the increasing population in the world, climate change, and rapid consumption in economic processes. Conscious use of water will only be possible by knowing the concepts such as water footprint and water literacy. When we handle the necessity of protecting water resources, the amount of water available in the world is approximately 1.4 million km3. 97.5% of this water is saline water found in oceans and seas. Almost all of the remaining 2.5% freshwater is stored in the form of ice cap and groundwater in polar regions such as Antarctica and Greenland.
We started our The Silent Scream OfWatereTwinning project on 3 October 2020, which started with the participation of 19 teachers and 137 students from 6 different countries.
What is the purpose of our project?
Approximately 1.3 billion people in the world do not have enough drinking water and 2.3 billion people crave for healthy water. Some estimates suggest that by 2025, over 3 billion people will face water scarcity. The future of water is adversely affected by the increasing population in economic processes, climate change and the rapid increase in consumption. Conscious use of water is only possible by knowing the concepts such as water footprint and water literacy. For this reason, our project was created to raise awareness of secondary school students on conscious water use. In our project, it is aimed to raise individuals who are responsible for the solution of social problems, who can think creatively and analytically, who can produce solutions that differ based on cooperation, and who adopt the principle of lifelong learning with sustainable environmental awareness. absorbed social and technological developments and their relationship with the environment.
Summary: Climate change is one of the biggest problems of our day and continues globally. It has negative effects on human life, nature, living things and the economy. It also affects water resources. Our goal is to reuse the water resources that decrease with the change of climate.
1. To draw attention to the importance of water
2. Evaluating rainwater
3. To raise the awareness of students about water saving
4. Utilization of waste water
Activity 1: Videos on climate change and the importance of water as a result of global warming were watched. He chatted with the children. “How do we protect our water?” Questions were asked and we aimed to find a solution to our problem with answers.
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.
This collaborative project is born to improve our environment and to delve into knowledge to value and love a precious good like it is water. Its objectives expose the main characteristics of water and, from there, carry out experiences the help to internalize the objectives.
This citizen science project aims to show the water cycle, different uses that this limited resource receives and how can we rationalize our consumption, improve use at home and, above all, in our schools.
To achieve meaningful student learning involved, experiences have been designed to capture the contents and advance in a consumption more conscious. With surveys, the school compiled a lot of data for, within the framework of a science initiative citizen, find solutions and reduce consumption.