About Paltunsoy

I have been working as a biology teacher in gifted education training at Emine Emir Sahbaz Science and Art Center for 5 years. Totally I have 13-year-experience in teaching biology at different schools. I've had my master's degree in microbiology. I've been taking part in some projects as an instructor. Taking part in different projects motivates me like my colleagues.

Creating Carbon Sinks

Author: Pınar Altunsoy

Date: 20-26 April 2021

Target group: 12-14 years old

Duration of activity: 40’+40

There is greenhouse gas effect in almost every activity people perform. Greenhouse gases emitted from human activities. Industry, deforestation, transport and land-use change cause climate change. Photosynthesis is an important reaction to reduce carbon dioxit condensation.

Lesson 1- First Phase Of Activity

First of all, the teacher inform the studens about the concept of carbon sink and use the links below.




In this part, students discuss about carbon sinks. There are two important sink areas on the earth. One of them is terrestrial ecosystems and the other is oceans. The plants produce organic matter by taking carbon dioxide from air through photosynthesis in terrestrial ecosystems. The density of carbon dioxide is the main reason for the greenhouse effect in the atmosphere.

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Have a Home for the Biomimetic City

Author: Pınar Altunsoy

Date: 20-26 April 2021

Target group: 11-14 years old

Duration of activity: 40’+ 40’+40’

Lesson 1

The word biomimicry consists of the Greek words bios, life and mimesis, to imitate. Based on this definition, it is possible to use nature as a mentor. Although biomimicry is used in many areas, it is also an applicable approach in cities. Instead of challenging nature, cities can be more livable places by building in harmony with nature. In this context, biomimetic cities come to the fore in quest of creating a sustainable life cycle with their structural efficiency, zero waste systems, smart water use, use of solar and renewable energy, bioclimatic comfort. In this activity, it is aimed to develop solutions (ecological houses) that are less harmful to nature, by taking the forms, processes and systems in nature as a guide, and to raise awareness that can meet today’s needs by realizing and imitating the systems in nature.

A pre-test on biomimicry will be applied to the students before the event. The questions in this test are given below.

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