Global Warming occurs as a result of the various activities of people in our world. The main theme of our project is to create environmental protection awareness in our students and to raise awareness about climate change in students. In order to achieve this, we will carry out various activities related to recycling.
To give the students in our class love of nature
To understand that nature and the animals in nature have a right to life
To teach the effects of climate change on living spaces of living things
To increase the awareness that some of the waste from our homes will be recycled
Solving problems they encounter in daily life according to engineering design stages (STEM).
Creating Nature-Based Solutions
What activities can we do to prevent environmental pollution in our world? We will organize recycling activities with our students to find an answer to this question.
I applied this learning scenario originating from Nature Based Solutions Mooc between April 21st and April 26th. My students had the chance to find solutions to light pollution using recycled materials.
Light pollution affects many living things in nature. Therefore light pollution and recycling are very important issues for the creatures in nature. Some species are becoming extinct due to light pollution. For example, beacuse of the light pollution the water turtles are heading for the land instead of the sea and it is a threat to their future. Similarly, many living and hunting animals at night cannot find prey due to light pollution. These problems also negatively affect the natural balance. Understanding recycling and gaining sensitivity to nature is an important skill for students to learn for a sustainable society.
In this learnning senario
Students ages: 7-10
Teaching time: 6 hours
Online teaching materials: Canva, Jigsawplanet, Learning apps, Kahoot, Google docs
Materials: Pieces of wood, iron pipe, straw, plastic bottle, cardboard cup, cable, light, wire, bulb
Project based learning(PBL) and STEM techniques are used.
At the end of the learning scenario students will be able to:
Explain negative effects of the light pollution on wildlife and the observe the celestial bodies.
Realize the importance of resources and recycling necessary for life.
Solve the problems related to calculating the circumference of the shapes, which take millimeters from the standard length measurement units.
Recognize the circuit elements that make up the simple electrical circuit with their functions.
Build a working electrical circuit which includes engineering and technology skills.
This learning scenario has been applied in online lessons due to my pandemic process.
Exploring Nature-Based Solutions in Your Classroom – The Challenge
Through education, students learn about the links between all important social, economic and ecological challenges and learn about the tools to address and perhaps solve them. Indeed, critical systems thinking, interdisciplinarity and sustainability literacy contribute to the creation of environmental awareness and responsibility towards nature and humanity. Therefore, with this study, education on sustainability issues creates strong students who will be relevant citizens and active change makers in shaping sustainability solutions. Inventions inspired by nature, more descriptively named Biomimicry examples come into our lives every day. There are many designs inspired by nature, from household appliances to ships, from underwater to Olympic stadiums. Well, do you know how many devices you use in your daily life are inspired by nature? What is biomimicry and what are its examples, let’s examine it together.
Biomimic Examples İnspired By Nature
Lotus and Exterior Cladding
Anti-Icing Liquid for Frogs and Airplanes
3.Heron Birds and High Speed Train
5. Dragonfly and Helicopter
6. Dolphins and the Sonar System
8.The Arctic Hare and Snowshoes
9. Bee Honeycombs and Telescopes
10. Squid and Jet Planes
11. Bat and Radar System
13. Migratory Birds and Show Aircrafts
14. Sunflower and Solar Panels
15. Shark and Boat Tread
16. Spider Legs and Robots
18. Gray Spotted Catfish and Space Shuttle Rockwell X-30
20. Gecko Lizard and Climbing Shoes
21. Shark and Moka Shark
Its aim is to create products, processes and policies – new lifestyles – that are well adapted to life in the world in the long run. Discovering through scientific research that animals, plants and microbes are excellent engineers. Sustainability: With the inspiration of biomimicry, design makes designs that are adaptable, visually compatible and produce solutions that consume the least energy. Learn about key competences and transversal skills for forming eco-conscious students.