How to reduce school waste?

Coordinator of the project: Alexia Alexandrou

Teachers: Alexia Alexandrou, Andri Kotsapa

This lesson plan aims to develop in children skills so that they can observe the environment around them, identify problems and improve living conditions in their school and their community. Through their involvement in the activities the students learn how to design and build a school model for proper waste management and collection of waste. In addition, students learn how to design , build and program automatic recycle bins and recycle trucks.

Materials needed:

  • PC or laptop
  • Lego Bricks ,
  • LEGO WEDO2.0 Education
  • Tablets
  • Lego Education Community

Online tools:

  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Padlet:
  • Mentimeter
  • Google translate tool
  • Online questionnaire for students’ feedback
  • Lego Education Software
  • Glogster
  • Quizlet (Self-assessment)

Duration: 12 X 80′ min

Why to use this or similar activities? This activity develops the below skills:

critical thinking, problem solving, communications, collaboration, creativity/innovation, information literacy, media literacy, information and communication technologies, flexibility and adaptability, initiative and self-direction, social and cross-cultural interaction & meeting and networking with others for mutual benefit, productivity, responsibility

This work is part of the STEMing together Project  (Project 2020-1-CY01-KA229-066040_1), which is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.