Zitna Bay on the south side of the island of Korcula: 16.3.2021.
In this learning scenario, we are working on a number of documents that explore and address the problem of plastic waste currently floating in the seas and oceans, about 100 to 150 million tons. According to data available each year, that figure increases by 6.5 million tons. We will first assess how much students know about the harmfulness to the nature of plastic that is thrown everywhere uncontrollably. Then, how they experience the pollution of the sea on which they live and from which most families on our island live. In the field classes we organized, they could actually face this problem because we visited a beautiful beach that is covered with plastic and other waste. Students are given the task of thinking, as well as collecting data for their reports, which they will create and present in their classrooms. In the next activity, using the "six hats" method, they developed their critical and analytical thinking, solved the problem and made decisions. With the help of the digital game "Sort Waste", they were able to test their knowledge of proper waste sorting. How well they know what goes in which container and how much waste they can sort in a given time. In order to learn about the various methods by which they can reduce their waste on a daily basis, each of them calculated their ecological footprint of plastic waste using a “plastic photoprint calculator”. This scenario is diverse and each student can apply the skills of critical thinking towards the nature that surrounds him and be one small stone in solving this big problem.
- ● ● Students will work on various documents, texts and pictures
- ● ● Research and analyze data to develop their critical thinking and strengthen environmental and marine conservation awareness
- ● ● They will be given a number of tools that will enable them to better recognize the harmfulness of plastic as waste and reduce its use
- ● ● Will actively participate in beach cleaning actions,
- ● ● Communicate and actively participate in the local community regarding waste collection
- ● ● Finally, students are asked to summarize their knowledge and express their opinions on everything they have learned or become aware of through such activities.
- ● ● At the end of the power will draw a clear definition of the harmfulness of plastic in the sea.
- ● ● Students will share their knowledge with young people in the local kindergarten and primary school
Task 1: Scientific monologue: "My friend"
The discussion started using the Mentimeter (https://www.menti.com/ctuqdfyx4r ) and the students were able to answer the questions: 1. “What does the sea mean to you? 2. List 3 ways you think can prevent the accumulation of waste in the sea? Answers are added to the Padlet board.
Listen to the story of the sea, people and the future and consider the following questions:
Link to the story: https://youtu.be/rsT94fVBwa8
1. What does the sea mean to you?
2. How much does it mean to your parents (grandparents)?
3. Talk to your grandparents about fish and the sea in their time?
4. What happened?
5. How do you think we can protect the sea?
6. What would your scientific monologue look like? Write.
Students think independently and answer the questions asked.
Students have the opportunity to watch a video made by the student’s dad around the island of Vis. https://bit.ly/31ByBuz . Students share feelings about watching the video.
The answers to these questions should be shared on the Padlet wall we opened just for this Seed Quest. In class, we read the answers to the questions. Everyone participates together and discusses the answers.
2. Task: Students will use the obtained documents to calculate how many years it takes to recycle the waste they have created.
- Students should understand climate change. They will think creatively and logically. It will improve the ability to ask questions, spot problems, seek and gather the information needed to solve problems.
- They will also plan the organization of problem solving work.
- Develop the ability to understand the relationships between different elements of the natural environment.
- They will learn what the value of our resource is, must and why it should be preserved.
- How much plastic is needed to decompose and what is the harm to the sea and marine life if it is thrown uncontrollably.
- developing critical thinking and problem solving ·
- encouraging, developing a culture of cooperation through various forms of cooperation ·
- keep up with the development of digital technologies and think about your own digital literacy
- use the potentials of creativity and imagination.
- ● Communication competencies - Students will present their ideas to their peers and teachers. Talk informally and collaborate with colleagues while working in groups.
- ● ICT (information, communication and technology) literacy - when communicating and developing an activity plan, students and teachers will communicate through various tools (Office 365 schools, Google tools) and other educational tools (Canva, Mentimeter
- ● Civic competences - through discussion about the harmfulness of plastic in the sea, students will develop their critical attitude and thinking. They will also learn the function of communication media.
- ● Media literacy - students learn how to navigate and search foreign portals and collect relevant data
- ● Teamwork - students work in groups on a joint project and share responsibility for this work
At the end of these activities, we conduct an evaluation and receive feedback from students.
https://forms.office.com/r/Cbj0jSjmKE Link to the Forms query path (Office 365 school)
The main goal and purpose of this teaching scenario is to help students understand that environmental protection is a very important issue that concerns the whole world, ie that it is a global problem. At the beginning, the teacher discusses with the students to see their thoughts before the activities they carry out. Students explore the data to develop their critical thinking and enhance environmental awareness. With the help of various activities carried out in nature, they will discover in the best way what are the problems that occur with the sea and plastic waste and how it affects everyone. In addition, they will use digital to summarize their knowledge and suggestions for solutions for environmental protection, and will pass this knowledge on to their colleagues in other schools or educational institutions. Throughout the learning process, evaluation and evaluation will be conducted.