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Nature-Based Solutions Learning Scenario

The Learning Scenario is uploaded to SDC 2021 Map and also you can read it as guest: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vqeQtwwLf9Lz4oe3WlAWwS_Dp0GEotL9/view?usp=sharing

Author

Işılay GÜNEŞ TORUN

Abstract

The main goal is to raise awareness about environmentally, nature-friendly products, it is aimed that children prefer nature-friendly products instead of items that harm nature. A brainstorming activity will take place. The students will discuss why they need to prefer nature-friendly products.They will create a nature-friendly shopping product.

Keywords

Nature-friendly products, harmful products, pollution, nature-based solutions, eco-friendly

Overview

Table of summary 
SubjectNature-friendly / Eco-friendly products
TopicPollutionPublic health, Wellbeing, Air quality.Water quality
Age of students8-12 Ages
Preparation time30 min.
Teaching time120 min.
Online teaching materialYoutube videos: https://youtu.be/ok3fzwI2l4Yhttps://youtu.be/OI1Pf2gMFCs Mentimeter app.
Offline teaching materialplastic bag, plastic cup, paper cup, net, cloth bag, glass flask, glass cup, cloth bag, plastic straw, spray deodorant, markers, paper
NBS resources usedhttps://sifiratiktema.org/?/ilkokul

Integration into the curriculum

STEAM area: 

• Mathematics   : Uses different tables and graphs to present the data obtained.

• Computer science: Realizes that s/he has to search for information from a secure source.

• Science : 1.Proposes solutions by doing research to protect the natural environment.

2.Realizes the importance of resources and recycling necessary for life.

• Arts             : Makes three-dimensional designs

Aim of the lesson

  1. Children prefer nature-friendly products instead of items that harm nature.
  2. Improve their skills in the STEAM area. 
  3. Analyse, plan and share the implementation of a practical case. 
  4. Use computers, smartphones, and equipment consciously

Outcome of the lesson

  1. Understand what NBS and nature-friendly means 
  2. Promote correct information and introduce NBS and nature-friendly products. 
  3. Induce conscious and participatory behaviour and planning. 
  4. Promote knowledge and awareness about eco-friendly, nature-friendly products
  5. Elaborated discussion and findings via presentations and teamwork on how to design nature-friendly products.

Trends

1) Student-Centred Learning: students and their needs are at the centre of the learning process.

2) STEM Learning: increased focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics subjects in the curriculum. 

3) Project-Based Learning: students receive fact-based tasks, problems to solve and they work in groups. 

21st century skills

  1. Information Literacy – reading a scientific paper and selecting the most important information. 
  2. Collaboration – working in the groups, creating mind maps. 
  3. ICT (Information, Communications, and Technology) Literacy –  researching info.
  4. Communication – discussions with other students. 
  5. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving – looking for a solution to the problem. 
  6. Flexibility and Adaptation – finding a solution that will be possible to adapt at school, for example with small budget. 
  7.  Creativity and Innovation – creating nature-friendly products.

Activities

Name of activityProcedureTime

Preparation

Students are divided into groups.Materials are prepared.

30 min.

Discussion and Mind map

The lesson is entered by watching the video:        
https://youtu.be/ok3fzwI2l4Y or         
https://youtu.be/OI1Pf2gMFCs
Students are asked to examine the products on the table(plastic bag, plastic cup, paper cup, net, cloth bag, glass flask, glass cup, cloth bag, plastic straw, spray deodorant)
The following questions about the products are asked and discussion starts:
– When / why are these products used?
– Are there any products you have seen or used before?
– Which material are the products made of?
– Could those products contaminate the air and water?


40 min.



Group work

Students are asked to research on nature-friendly and harmful products with their groups. Research results are written on paper by the group. They are asked to list the products on the table as nature-friendly and harmful to nature, and to make a content table.


40 min.

Brainstorm

Emphasizing that we should prefer long-lasting products that we will use over and over instead of disposable and unhealthy plastics, the groups are asked to design a bag (or whatever they want) that they can use in shopping.


40 min.

Assessment

For students’ assessment, Mentimeter app. could be used.

Students are asked the following questions:

1) Write 3 nature-friendly products that we can prefer for shopping from the products we have examined.

2) Write 3 harmful products to nature from the products we have examined.

Student feedback

All students should fill out the questionnaire: 

1. What does NBS and nature-friendly mean to you? 

2. Have you heard about it earlier? 

3. Does it change the way you think about nature? 

4. Will you try to get further information on this subject? 

5. Was the lesson interesting for you? 

6. What were the 3 key messages you take home from the lessons? 

Teacher’s remarks

This plan can be applied in face-to-face education or in distance education using the group study module in the Zoom application.

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