Ewa Pyzio

Poland
Co-teacher: Anna Bogusz, Wioletta Kowalewska, Ewelina Ćmiel

 

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School: Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1 im. Henryka Sienkiewicza w Słupsku 25 students are involved The average age of the students: 12-13 Year

Projects 2020

What is climate change - what would be your definition?

"We are responsible for the future of the next generations, all species that do not affect it today. Climate change are a challenge on a global scale that must be faced not only by our own leaders, but all of us ”. Wangari Maathai

With such words class 4b started the lesson within the Climate action project.

During the classes the students wondered what is the climate? why there is so much talk about his changes, they discussed about causes and effects, and proposed solutions to this problem. In groups they were arranging puzzles, on the cubes there were parts of the text from an article about climate change. By arranging the cubes, they recreated the text.

The first classes aroused a lot of emotions, together with the students we started discovering this issue together. During the course of classes, we will have many opportunities to discuss, Finding answers to questions, sharing doubts and learning on climate change.

Students of class 6 C prepared a story called "Save the sea" about the recycling.  Nice watching and reading :)

Climate change , its causes and effects

In the chemistry lesson, 8b students talked about climate change, its causes and effects. They learned about the Consequences for Europe: Heatwaves, forest fires and droughts are becoming more common in southern and central Europe. Mediterranean countries are increasingly vulnerable to droughts and forest fires. In northern Europe, the climate is getting wetter and in winter the risk of flooding increases. Cities where one in four Europeans live are exposed to heat waves, floods and rising sea levels. They are often unable to deal effectively with climate change.

Additionally, during the chemistry lesson, they talked about acid precipitation - their causes and effects. One of the oxides that causes them is nitric oxide. As part of the classes, young people made an experiment illustrating the effect of nitric oxide on plants.

Causes and effects of climate change around the world andt environmental problems

As part of the project, we talked with students about the causes and effects of climate change around the world and about environmental problems. Students from grade 8 took part in the Night of Libraries campaign, in which the main theme this year was Jacek Cygan's poem "Climate for reading". Students read articles related to ecology and climate. Moreover, our youngest students from grades 1-3 made ecological trees and participated in the tree festival. During lessons, they discussed the need to plant trees and take care of the world's green lungs. They learned about interesting facts related to the life of trees and of course they met under our school tree, "Henius" also our students from grade 4 and 6 made a foster in a jar. Grade 8 students prepared multimedia presentations on acid rain and its effects on the environment.

What are potential solutions for climate change and/or specific environmental issues

In the fourth week of the project, the students of our school talked and looked for solutions on how to prevent climate change. After the brainstorms, the students prepared presentations in class 8b, posters in class 7a and slogans in class 4b. In class 7c there were also conducted experiments "How to create your own simple water distiller" How to do it? Nothing simpler.

What will you need:

-A cup of 100 ml drinking water

-Some salt

-Transparent bowl

-Plastic foil

-Small stone

Instruction:

1. Wash the cup and clean the bowl (you will drink from them)

2. Mix the water with salt and pour it into a bowl (not more than 100 ml)

3. Place the cup in the bowl (remember that the cup should be slightly smaller than the cup)

4. Cover the bowl with foil and press it against the edge

5. Place a small stone in the center of the plastic wrap above the cup

6. Find a sunny place and leave the distiller for about 15 minutes

7. Reveal the plastic wrap and take a sip of the water from the cup.

Enjoy the clean water :)

On-line meeting

Although there has been a lockdown in our country for a week and the students have had on-line education, we managed to implement further activities. We had the opportunity to meet on-line during which we summarized our activities, we remembered how important it is to protect the environment, why rapid climate changes occur and what is the reason for it. During the interactive meeting, our students during the Geography lesson, using the resources of the Europa Direct website, watched interesting videos in which their peers from Austria, Portugal or Spain spoke about environmental protection, competed in the on-line game "Ecological Shaun", and also played  board game on climate and tested their knowledge in the "Climate & Energy" quiz and found out what the EU is doing in the field of climate. On November 5, we participated in an international webinar the main speakers of which were: Dr. Jane Goodall President Juan Manuel Santos Message from Sir David Attenborough HRH Princess Esmeralda of Belgium Kumi Naidoo, former director Greenpeace & Amnesty International Vanessa Nakate Rick, NASA Cecily, WWF Sam, UN Environment Program It was an amazing experience

Talk about our project. Contact press

Despite the lockdown in our country and on-line education, we managed to plant trees in our school and take part in the PLANTED campaign. Due to the pandemic, we conducted the action locally, but we hope that we contributed, at least to a small extent, to the improvement of our air quality. We also interested our local press "Głos Pomorza" in the project and informed Mrs. Krystyna Danilecka-Wojewódzka - President of the City of Słupsk about our activities


Impressions

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