About kfolia

Teacher in Primary School. M.Sc "Educational Tecnology and Human Resources Development"

STEAM Learning Lab and Food.

Dates that it took place:  21/4/2021 – 23/4/2021

Name: Kristi Folia

Exact topic:The main idea of STEAM Learning Lab activity is to engage students in STEAM experiments based on food materials and their properties, in fun and stimulating way and in parallel το teach them responsible consumption and production in order to build sustainable society.

The project consists of the following three activities: 1st Activity: Food waste: a renewable energy source (biogas), 2nd Activity: GMOs Food VS Organic Food, 3rd Activity: Sustainability and Citizenship Tic- Tac – Toe Game (AI). These activities connect learning with real life and integrate the 4Cs skills which prompt students to think critically and creatively, to collaborate and communicate effectively.Students need these specific skills to fully participate in today’s global community, be able to share their thoughts, questions, ideas and solutions, to become active, responsible and engaged citizens.

Description of activities

1st Activity: Food waste: a renewable energy source (biogas) Aims: 1)experiment and discover the energy of food, 2)awareness of the 7th Sustainable Goal Development (Affordable and clean energy) Biogas has gained popularity in recent years as a “greener” fuel. Biogas is a type of biofuel naturally produced from the decomposition of organic matter. When this organic matter is exposed to an environment without oxygen they free a blend of gases. Students working in teams, get involved in a conceptual mapping activity learning about the energy of food and discuss the below infographic about biogas process.

Source: Waste-to-Energy
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