Webinar "Act Now for the UN Sustainable Development Goals Part 2"
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
The 3Rs and the Products of the Future
This teaching unit is inspired by the need to use raw materials to create everyday products from recycled materials. The unsustainable impact arising from the daily use of plastics, cosmetics, building materials etc. is highlighted with the aim of cultivating skills such as critical thinking and to engage students in active learning. Specifically, we are looking at the production of bioplastics, how keratin from wool can be used and alternative ways to produce cement.
Climapse is a blend of climate and timelapse. This teaching material consists of three parts which can be combined individually for different age groups and depending on the available equipment. The material first raises awareness of the strong signs of climate change and its impact in Europe using timelapses. Following this, students can work as scientists by gathering their own data with microcontrollers and by analysing scientific data and satellite imagery to create their own time series.
This should lead students to take action for their future based on their scientific findings.