Climate Change In Primary School

Why should be Climate Change Education ?

Today, especially with the development of industry, the destruction of nature has reached such points that with global warming, climates have changed, and glaciers at the poles have begun to thaw. Air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, forest decline, unplanned urbanization, nuclear waste and similar environmental problems continue to increase. This rapid deterioration of the natural environment is a harbinger of much larger disasters. In order to prevent this situation, measures must be taken around the world and all people must be aware. Sustainability is to ensure the use of natural resources without harming the conditions in which future generations can meet their needs, and to determine an appropriate social order and living standards

The aim of this study is to raise awareness about the causes of environmental problems with the various activities of the students participating in the project. With Climate Change Education, it is necessary to ensure that students both find solutions to problems and organize their lifestyles in order to reduce these problems in daily life..


Our eTwinning project, which was carried out with the participation of 7school teachers and students from  4 different countries, is within the scope of the My World Diary eTwinning Project, in the 2020-2021 academic year; 93 Primary School student (Turkey), 25 Elementary School student (Slovakia), 14 Elementary School student (Italy), 25 Elementary School student (Romania), 25 A primary school student (Greece) was given climate change awareness training.

   In the schools participating in the project, it consists of applications for students participating in climate change awareness education to raise awareness of climate change problems and to produce their own solutions to environmental problems.



At the beginning of the project; teachers completed the Exploring Nature-Based Solutions in Your Classroom course at European Schoolnet.

Students participating in the project were shown videos about problems. After the videos they watched, the students prepared a concept map related to the causes and consequences of climate change. Students took short notes in their learning logs after each activity. They made pictures of what they learned. In this way, students were able to discover the factors that cause problems.

The study continued with students discovering problems that cause climate change at home and outdoors. Students designed solutions for the problems they identified.

They designed a brochure for their parents to help waste electricity and water in their homes. Students made grocery bags from their old t-shirts. Thus, they applied their solutions at home. They grew seedlings from seeds of acorns for their environment.

Students’ work

Concept map – Students design from 5 Countries

Students from different countries came together to prepare concept maps on climate change, public spots for their parents. At the end of the project, the students sang the song c together. Students from different countries came together and prepared the children’s Convention on Climate Change. All students involved in the project signed the contract.

Students Webinar- My World Diary eTwinning Project

   During the activities, students guided only within their needs; their products were evaluated. The climate change awareness training process has been closely monitored with the assessments made.


From 4 countries 182 according to the data obtained from primary school students, students participating in the activities in the draft project have created solutions to the problems they have identified within the framework of the activities they have determined about their wishes.  It has been observed that the solutions and inventions of the students are original and creative. 

   It has been observed that ; Students ‘ imagination and problem-solving abilities develop in the right proportion with these activities. Thanks to the activities, he revealed that students adopt an environmentally friendly lifestyle.

     4- RESULT

Students have observed to explore climate change issues in which they participate. In addition, it has been observed that the education in which students receive suggestions for solutions to the problems they have identified and designs for inventions is at the level of analysis. 

 Climate change awareness education will be given during primary school and will allow students to develop their awareness in this area.

    It has shown that students are more easily transferred to their lifestyles by transferring them to practice rather than theory as thought for these trainings.  

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Let’s buzz for STEM bees.

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Serap Denizli/Cumhuriyet Primary School

Age Group: 9-11

Participating students: 50

In this application, we sought an answer to the question of how we can protect bees based on climate change, and we integrated nature-based solutions with the body environment. We had our activities done sequentially according to the 5E model.

Because of climate change, flowers bloom untimely, making it difficult for bees to make honey. In our survey with children, they found it appropriate to build a greenhouse based on what has been said before about climate change. Are we teaching students that we will protect flowers, bees and use renewable energy in this greenhouse construction? First, by looking at the map of our region, empty areas were determined and greenhouses were planned to be built in accordance with this area. Flowers that bees love will be planted in these greenhouses.It is aimed to make greenhouses in certain places in and outside the city and to protect these greenhouses from rain and extreme cold in winter and to provide nutrients to bees by protecting them from extreme heat in summer. . It will be thought about heating and cooling using only solar or wind power, without the use of fossil fuels.

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Laboratory simulation of the effects of climate change on Earth.

The activity carried out in the science laboratory has been allowed to highlight the negative aspects deriving from the climate changes taking place on Earth nowadays. These simple experiments, reproducible even at home by students, were the following:

1. What is the greenhouse effect?
In this activity, students saw how carbon dioxide can affect the Earth’s temperature and understood the Greenhouse Effect.

2 glass containers with lids
2 thermometers (accuracy 0.1 °C)
Sun exposure
bicarbonate soda

PURPOSE: This experiment demonstrates the effects of greenhouse gases on rising temperatures by comparing two glass containers. The first represents the current state of the air; the second assumes the air of the future, polluted and therefore saturated with CO2. The heat that the atmosphere accumulates inside it over the years was reproduced by means of sunrays from the window pointed at the two ‘atmospheres’ for one hour. A thermometer placed inside each glass jar showed, at the end of the experiment, that the temperature of the two systems was different. The one with CO2 become hotter than the one with ‘normal’ air (2°C difference).

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STEM & SDG activities

Author: Erviola Konomi

Healthy food for sustainable Development of planet

Geography, Social Studies, Citizenship
Mathematics, Biology, Economy


The event covers a variety of topics, such as health, food, climate, environment and agriculture. For a healthy diet from sustainable food systems.

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