STEM PROJECT Water Quality and Preservation

STEM WEEK 2019- resources for learning

This is an eTwinning project that finally had a product that we are using for teaching in the class since it was awarded with the prizes.

prof. Thierry Salaün, France
Prof. Alina Popa Mirela,Liceul tehnologic de Industrie Alimentară G.E.Palade, Satu Mare, România , Category: pupils age 16-19
Every year we are celebrating the Water day. This year 2019 we were participating to a technical visit to a Treatment Plant and also to a photo competition with this theme.

Pedagogical Innovation and Creativity
Part A. The project is based on chemical analysis for pure and wasted water. Students did the experiment on water and explained them showing their results. After both teams did the work they compare the results showed on reports and presented on power-points posted on eTwinning site. We have used the lab equipment we have in school. For some analysis we needed to collaborate with other institutes.

Part B. The project has another part in which the students changed impressions about Europe, the system of leaning from their countries and about themselves.

Our school has many domains of study. One of them is Environmental education. In the curriculum they have many objects of study about water: control of water, technical treatments on water. Also in food industry, the other domain of our school, the studying of water quality is very important for the entire food processing. The project was perfect integrate in curriculum because students learned the codes of good practice for producing a pure water, they applied the concept of management of quality to water, they brought forward methods and techniques of analysing the quality of water. Also they exercise and improve their skills in chemistry.

Collaboration between partner schools.
For part A: The first teachers elaborate a plan of work. We organize a list of chemistry experiments on water that we can do in common. We establish to realize workshops, PowerPoint and to post for the partner-students. We did the same work and compare the results. On the other site, each team had visited a treatment plant from their region and show the main aspects of technical use, the procedure in which way the water is treated .
For part B : The teachers let the students to write free about themselves for communicate in English language; also we were in common agree for a set of questions for students regarding Europe. The students changed eTwinning emails.
We used the eTwinning desktop, activities, folders and sub-folders that are easy to use. We attached our work on activities. We presented our paperwork with results and PowerPoint. For the communication in foreign language we used emails.

Sustainability and Transferability.
Our project was presented to the inside-leader and to colleagues. This project is very easy to understand, the images are relevant, the explanations are clear. The experiments are practical-illustrated. It is a good way to expand the project to our new generation of students because it is fully integrated in actual curriculum. In other school with the same domains it is a desire to be implemented.

The results consisted in: gained a new serious European-partner; collaborate with a French school and notice the difference in learning system; activate a group of students in an attractive work; increasing for student to environmental education; improve the skills on chemistry; learning technical knowledge in water treatment; exercising to communicate in English language; making new friends from other country; Our project reaches one of the world problems regarding the quality of life. Through this project, we tried to be attentive to a danger on our day-by-day life, because pure water means pure body and mind, means healthy people all over the world. The project received the eTwinning National Quality Label and European Quality Label in 8.10.2011.