Renewable energy sources

We implement this year in High school Limenos Hersonisou of Greece the learning scenario “Renewable energy sources” in the class of science. This learning scenario is designed by us and is implemented by us as well. The scenario is performed under the European program “Connect” that is running with the aim of the Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Crete.

We explore how the electric energy is coming into our houses and we realize that electric energy has a big cost, i.e. not only the cost of the energy that we consume but also there is an environmental cost for the Earth. Therefore is crucial for every country to replace electric plants that operate with fossil fuels with renewable energy sources such are photovoltaic systems or wind turbines. Unfortunately, climate change is here and we have to take actions in order to change it.

Students wondering what are the main acts that we can do in order to lower the use of electric energy. Additionally, they want to ask an expert, in the renewable energy sources field, what we can do as a country abut also as citizens. The students are working cooperatively into teams using the padlet. For this reason, we invite Dr F. Mavromatakis, an expert in the field of photovoltaics systems from Hellenic Mediterranean University to our class.

He kindly answers to the questions of our students. Our event is online (19/4/21) and the parents of our students are present too. The program’s methodology is the care-know-do scheme, thus, students through these specific steps achieve the targets of the lesson. The project is connected with the Greek curriculum and this is the reason is performed in the class science. The teacher that performs the project is M. Eleftheriou and the local coordinator for Greece of the program “Connect” is G. Panselinas.

The discussion of Dr. F. Mavromatakis with our students through the platform webex.

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