Listen to the Sound of Water

Age range: 5-6

Date: April 2021

Summary:  Climate change is one of the biggest problems of our day and continues globally. It has negative effects on human life, nature, living things and the economy. It also affects water resources. Our goal is to reuse the water resources that decrease with the change of climate.


1. To draw attention to the importance of water

2. Evaluating rainwater

3. To raise the awareness of students about water saving

4. Utilization of waste water

Activity 1: Videos on climate change and the importance of water as a result of global warming were watched. He chatted with the children. “How do we protect our water?” Questions were asked and we aimed to find a solution to our problem with answers.

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Nature Based Solutions for the Future of Water


Water is a basic need for all living things. In parallel with global climate changes;

water pollution has created one of the biggest threats to the future. This threat is growing;

the water is running out. Now, the quest for the most efficient use of water resources

top of the agenda.

Real Life Problems:

– What are the causes of water problems?

– What are the Nature Based Solution (NBS) pathways?

– Dirty water cleared?

– How important is water?

We prepared a poster describing the lesson activities with the students.

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STEM NBS Competit challenge





In this lesson, a plan is prepared for 8th grade students. The introduction to the lesson starts with a story. On this story; Mathematics and science subjects are included. Students then benefit from the discovery steps in the process and the informatics in deepening. They also acquire 21st Century skills. They see that new professional groups are not really foreign in life. It just got some technology involved. Working in the field, Ali helps his father and grows the crops. Crops are ground. Now they will produce new materials and put them on the market. Entrepreneurship and economy will come into play. Well, how many square meters of the owned field – how many trees and vineyards are in it. How many kilos have been collected from these grapes and how much is the amount of vinegar obtained. How to make a quality vinegar. You will learn these in the course content. If they want to increase their income, they will learn new agricultural techniques. He should research biotechnology. It will visualize the tree and vineyard planting in the field with the tinkercad. Maybe they may need to buy new agricultural equipment. What processes are required for vinegar, can you change the materials?


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Subject (s)

Please list in detail the subjects taught in this lesson and briefly explain why specific subjects and teachers were chosen, including the link of the non-STEM subjects and their use in improving the lesson.

I am a science teacher, our topic is physical chemical change, so we worked with a science teacher, a mathematics teacher, a Turkish teacher, and an informatics teacher. Our science teacher explained how to create a hypothesis based on the example and how the changes occur in meals. The math teacher taught all problems to tabulate the gain to be obtained by proportionality method and percentage problems. The Turkish teacher exemplified story formation and inference. The Information Technologies teacher provided visualization of the event by designing. They discovered tinkercad and phet.

Real- life questions

It researches and produces the journey of formation of foods like vinegar that we use daily.

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Creating Ecological Nature-Based Solutions to Urban Problems

Dates When It Occurred: 03.01.2021- 4.19.2021

Teacher and School: Gülümser Şentürk Akkoyun– Meram Şehit Pilot Ayfer Gök Middle School – Konya / Turkey

Student Age: 13 -14 years

Number Of Students: 16

Teaching Method:

Formal Teacher Lecture, Analogy, Demonstration Method, Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem / Problem-Solving, brainstorming.

Teaching Qualifications:

Productive, Respectful to Self Values, Rational, Questioning, Creative, Complying with Ethical Rules, Sensitivity to the Environment, Managing Knowledge, Working Independently, Critical Thinking, Working in Teams.


This lesson plan includes STEM, NBS-PBS models. It is an ecological, renewable, nature friendly urban design for sustainable development. Students made original designs and worked collaboratively. Plan purpose; to create ecological life with renewable energy sources for a livable world. It is about transforming energy and building biomimic structures. Coding, we used 3D Tinkercad and Arduino. We followed the Hybrid Education system with web 2 tools for distance education.

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Pollution is a kind of damage to the environment. Substances or wastes cause it. Some pollution breaks down quickly. However, some might take thousands or millions of years to break down. Therefore, food waste is a global problem. It is threatening environmental, social and economic sustainability.

In this learning scenario, we are planning to find solutions to prevent environmental pollution. For instance, we can use homemade waste. In addition, we will have a useful product. Firstly, students will learn a way of preventing environmental pollution. It will be by recycling food waste at school or in their household. They will use a simple method. Secondly, they will be simulating the worm’s role in nature. Worms are used to recycle food into valuable soil. Thirdly, students will produce fertilizer for planting. They will help to clean the environment. Moreover, the pollution will decrease with the help of recycling. As a result, students will discuss other solutions for pollution. Also, they will prepare a final presentation of their findings. Some will prepare posters in Turkish or English.

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