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26.10.2022 17:00 - 18:30

Webinar "Act Now for the UN Sustainable Development Goals Part 1"

 

Act Now for the UN Sustainable Development Goals - new Science on Stage teaching materials about how to implement the 17 SDGs in STEM education (available from 14 October).

Sustainability and environmental protection are important topics for students throughout Europe. How we deal with these issues will shape our future. 

Motivated and skilled teachers are the key to enabling students to meet the challenges of tomorrow. They communicate important knowledge to students in order for them to not only understand the problems but also think about possible solutions.

In our new completely digital materials, 20 teachers from 11 countries present tested teaching concepts and ideas on how to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in STEM lessons. The materials are concrete and hands-on and encourage students to become active and responsible citizens while promoting their interest in STEM subjects.

In this webinar, the authors will present some of these materials.

Smart Cities

In this project we will look at three related areas – energy use, air pollution and how to analyse air quality:

  • in the first project, students will look into the feasibility of generating the energy their city needs through solar electricity and the issues that this raises,
  • in the second project, students will study the causes of the air pollution based on research evidence on a global scale,
  • and in the third project, students will investigate and interpret stored data about the air quality parameters in their city using analysers they have made themselves.

Adopt a Tree

The aim of the project is the construction of an extended tree network (IoT=Internet of Trees) which will provide the means for protection and conservation of one of the most precious but permanently endangered natural resources, our forests. This is achieved through the assembly, programming and installation of a remote data logger on an “adopted” tree within a forest or a city park. The device records several environmental parameters and their influence on the tree health, and either stores the data locally, to be periodically retrieved, or transmits the telemetry in real time via radio frequencies to the base station (school or elsewhere).

CO2MUCH - Think Global, Act Local

These activities aim to raise students’ awareness of climate change and the acidification of oceans. Students study how scientists learn about past climate, how carbon dioxide is produced in combustion processes and how this greenhouse gas affects not only the air temperature but also the life of marine organisms.
Through videos, interactive materials, programming and laboratory activities, students explore the role of human activities in increasing carbon dioxide and its impact on the earth's temperature, ocean acidification and marine biodiversity. They study fossil fuel combustion, greenhouse effects, acidification and hydrogen fuel cells as one of the global solutions. They are also encouraged to act locally by being a force for change.

Part II

On 03 November the second part of the webinar will take place. In this part the chapters "The 3Rs and the Products of the Future" and "Climapse" will be presented.  

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