LOVE THE WORLD, PROTECT YOURSELF

SUMMARY

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.

OBJECTIVES

  • 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

TIME: 

Three weeks

PROBLEM STATUS:

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.

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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.

Goals:

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

Abstract

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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Recycling with STEM

SUMMARY

It is planned to create activities with recyclable materials and to provide Stem integration to our students. It is aimed to learn which recyclable materials are found in nature and to be reused in activities. Our students will be taught that all materials are not garbage and our students will be raised as environmentally friendly individuals by making them aware of the importance of recycling.

Age of Activity: 4-7 years

Learning Time: One Week

OBJECTIVES

* To increase the awareness of students about recycling and to ensure that they gain positive behaviors

*To enable them to learn which materials are waste and which are not waste.

* We ensured that they were raised as individuals who love and protect nature.

** To provide our students with learning experiences by giving responsibility.

* Guiding students to learn 21st century skills.

* Helping them find solutions to possible problems

Online Teaching Material:Youtube

Offline Teaching Material: Plastics in different colors and sizes, caps, pet bottles, colored papers, cardboard, scissors, glue, straws, apeslang ..

LEARNING PROCESS

Activity 1: Technology: Teacher caught children’s attention by bringing recycling bins to classroom

* What are these boxes for?

* How are the colors of the boxes?

What are the colors of the boxes?

*What are the causes of environmental pollution?

* Why recycling is important was asked and boxes were examined.The attention of the students was drawn to the subject and they were asked to present possible solutions.Then, videos about recycling are watched on youtube and students are informed.

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NATURE IS OUR HOME

ABSTRACT

This activity, firstly aims to evaluate waste materials using STEAM disciplines, calculate the daily waste produced at home and design products from waste. Secondly, they will make seed balls and observe the seed germination. Finally, students will write an acrostic poem. As a result of the event, it is aimed that students take action to reduce waste at school and at home. And moreover, they are expected to change their behavior in their daily lives.

Age of Student: 13-14
Activity duration: 4 lessons

INTRODUCTION

The world population is growing rapidly. At the same time the need for energy is also increasing. Therefore, it is necessary to meet the energy needs of future generations without ignoring today’s needs. Firstly, the depletion of natural resources based on sustainable development should be prevented. Secondly, resources should be used consciously. It is possible to do this with recycling. Thanks to sustainable development, a healthy, quality life and quality education can be provided. Moreover, poverty and hunger can be ended through sustainable development. To summarize, individuals should be aware of the fact that natural resources are limited and can be depleted.
Firstly, the teacher asks the following questions to students. “Are natural resources infinite?”, “Which of the items you throw away can be re-evaluated?”, “Are the wastes that we consider as garbage really garbage?“. In conclusion, students have used brainstorming to generate ideas. Then they watched 2 videos explaining the importance of recycling and sustainable development.

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