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This educational project "Water, the gifts of rain" engaged kindergarten children and aimed to raise their awareness towards the sustainable management of water, focusing on issues such as the weather, the rainfalls, the water shortage, water responsible behaviour, etc. The project was implemented at the 12th Kinderagarten School of Iraklion in Crete (Greece) and coordinated by the teacher, Ms Aspasia Vassilaki.

The project is presented here (in Greek language).

 
 
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An educational proposal for an experiment on filtration based on the principles
that the constructivism theory of teaching and learning implies. The article describes
An educational proposal for an experiment on filtration based on the principles that the constructivism theory of teaching and learning implies. The article describes the five main phases of such a pedagogical practice.

filtration_within_constructivism.pdf

 
 
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This is a large board (floor) game with many types of "challenges" for the players relating to mechanisms, causes and consequences of climate change. It is designed for 12-14 yrs and may be applied within one academic hour, to sensitize and improve students' knowledge relating to the phenomenon in a didactic, dynamic and funny way.
The philosophy of the game can be adjusted to many other sustainable development and environmental issues dealt within school, such as energy, water, wastes and forests management, etThis is a large board (floor) game with many types of "challenges" for the players relating to mechanisms, causes and consequences of climate change. It is designed for 12-14 yrs and may be applied within one academic hour, to sensitize and improve students' knowledge relating to the phenomenon in a didactic, dynamic and funny way.
The philosophy of the game can be adjusted to many other sustainable development and environmental issues dealt within school, such as energy, water, wastes and forests management, etc.
This is a large board (floor) game with many types of "challenges" for the players relating to mechanisms, causes and consequences of climate change. It is designed for 12-14 yrs and may be applied within one academic hour, to sensitize and improve students' knowledge relating to the phenomenon in a didactic, dynamic and funny way.
The philosophy of the game can be adjusted to many other sustainable development and environmental issues dealt within school, such as energy, water, wastes and forests management, etc.

 

 
 
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This is a proposal for teachers to carry out an experiential activity in class, to address the Greenhouse effect. It has been successfully applied at secondary level students (12-15 yrs) in a high school of Greece. It requires few, easy to find materials, and it takes 1-2 school hours. It can be carried out as a 'warm up' starting activity of an EE / ESD programme, followed by other extension activities, or to enrich a typical physics, or science lesson.

By Ms Marika Bitsakou, (mbitsakou@sch.gr)
By Ms Marika Bitsakou, (mbitsakou@sch.gr

 

 
 
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his is a kinetic educational game in form of time-line. It can be considered as a type of concept map, where the key concepts are evolving in a linear, rather than a radial way. During the game the main primary and secondary steps (or processes) in the journey of water are addressed, starting from the natural resources, passing through human use (and abuse?) ending at the waste treatment plant.
The game is easy to construct and it may be used both at primary and secondary level, while its method may be applied to other educational contexts which refer to sequences of events or processes (e.g. in history class, etc.).

 

This is a kinetic educational game in form of time-line. It can be considered as a type of concept map, where the key concepts are evolving in a linear, rather than a radial way. During the game the main primary and secondary steps (or processes) in the journey of water are addressed, starting from the natural resources, passing through human use (and abuse?) ending at the waste treatment plant.

The game is easy to construct and it may be used both at primary and secondary level, while its method may be applied to other educational contexts which refer to sequences of events or processes (e.g. in history class, etc.).

the journey of water to our tap.pdf

 

 

 
 
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The people leaving in a rather dry island of Greece have been facing water shortage problems for quite some time. This morning, they wake up to find out that their taps donΆt work … The mayor had to “cut off” the water supply and hold a public consultation inviting all major water user groups, so as to reach a resolution.

Role play about water management.pdf

 
 
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TThe people leaving in the region where a large Dam is planned to be built are rather upset due to its construction… For this reason a public consultation is organised in order for all involved stakeholders to come up with a joint decision regarding the future of the Dam, after taking into account all competing interests and every alternative solution.

Role Play about Dams.pdf

 
 
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This is a proposal for teachers to carry out an experiential activity in class, to address the Greenhouse effect. It has been successfully applied at secondary level students (12-15 yrs) in a high school of Greece. It requires few, easy to find materials, and it takes 1-2 school hours. It can be carried out as a 'warm up' starting activity of an EE / ESD programme, followed by other extension activities, or to enrich a typical physics, or science lesson.
By Ms Marika Bitsakou, (mbitsakou@sch.gr)

 

This is a proposal for teachers to carry out an experiential activity in class, to address the Greenhouse effect. It has been successfully applied at secondary level students (12-15 yrs) in a high school of Greece. It requires few, easy to find materials, and it takes 1-2 school hours. It can be carried out as a 'warm up' starting activity of an EE / ESD programme, followed by other extension activities, or to enrich a typical physics, or science lesson.

By Ms Marika Bitsakou, (mbitsakou@sch.gr)

The Greenhouse effect (English).pdf

 

 
 
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An educational proposal on addressing the topic of the impacts of marine water pollution to biodiversity using the theatrical play. The pupils should focus on how water creatures "feel" when water gets polluted and the ecosystem is disturbed. To be continued on the scene...

"Living in polluted water.pdf"

 
 
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Based on an activity from the educational material “Water in the Mediterranean” in this paper an educational methodology is developed in order to help high school students (12-15 yrs) address the complicate issue of hydraulic erosion. We are proposing the use of “models”; that is the hypothetical representations of systems, which according to theory allow the deep understanding of concepts and processes.

Erosion employing ...models.pdf

 
 
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