Author: Georgina Dimova
Date: 10 – 28 April 2020
Organized by: Markova Velika – chemistry teacher and Gjorgjina Dimova IT teacher in “Strasho Pindjur” school – Negotino
Materials used: Computers, OneNote ClassNotebook, Padlet, Microsoft Teams, Kahoot, vinegar, organic waste (orange peels)
- Can you teach science from home?
- Can you make a scientific experiment with your students being at home?
Two teachers of chemistry and computer science subjects collaborated on creating a learning scenario “Don’t waste your waste” for the BLOOM bioeconomy project.
The learning scenario is part of the BLOOM School Box. Students aged 13 – 14 years old learnt about bioeconomy, how it can change our community and help saving the environment.
Online tools for collaboration
Because of the school break, we had to transfer our learning online. First, we had to choose the tools we are going to use. Because of the safety of the students, we decided to use Microsoft Teams and One Note Class Notebook. Every student has a place in the Class Notebook where he can fill the worksheet and learn on his own pace.
We delivered every lesson in the Notebook, students learn and discuss using Padlet. Every lesson started with online conference call and ended up with online conference call for discussion and feedback.
A big challenge was the experiment students had to perform at their home. With the right tools and methods, it can be done. Students made cleaning product by using organic waste. The experiment was performed under the online supervision of the chemistry teacher during a conference call. In the experiment vinegar and orange peels were used so it is safe for the students. After it was done, students had to fill in a diary once a week. They had to measure the weight of the cleaning product, look at the colour, smell it and fill in the diary.
After two weeks we checked the efficiency of the cleaning product to clean stains.
Meanwhile students searched for different career opportunities in bioeconomy.
Students created online presentation including all their work done. The project will be shared with the other students, teachers and local community during a webinar carried out by the students.