Antimicrobial Resistance #3 – Mutation and resistant bacteria spread (Sequence 2)

The aim of this activity is to help students facilitate students’ comprehension of three key concepts concerning antimicrobial resistance and its connection to the growing environment. The first idea to underscore is that bacteria grow exponentially under ideal environment conditions. The second one is the idea that in some bacterial replication some random DNA mutations can occur, the apparition of this mutations are random. The third idea is that, despite the death of some bacteria due to antibiotic presence in the environment, those that randomly mutate and develop resistance continue to proliferate.

Antimicrobial Resistance #1 – A visit to the doctor (Sequence 2)

The aim of this activity is double. Firstly, to know students’ initial ideas of key elements on the topic of the teaching and learning sequence, including ideas such as pathogenic microorganism, targeted medicine, and antimicrobial resistance. Secondly, presenting the topic of ARM by introducing different medical cases to analyse.

Biodiversity #2 – Biodiversity and birds

The aim of this activity was to initiate a collaboration between educational, non-educational and research agents, to raise students’ awareness of science-related careers through a meaningful interaction between experts and students, and to increase students’ interest in science through activities developed in an authentic context related to biodiversity and birds.

Biodiversity #3 – People and nature

We are very pleased to present PEOPLE AND NATURE, a booklet created by the team of the Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana, in the framework of the Multipliers project (Horizon 2020). As educators, we know that learning goes far beyond the walls of the classroom. It thrives in the fresh air, outdoors and surrounded by the wonders of nature. The aim of this activity is to present biodiversity and ecosystem services as an important socio scientific issue (SSI) both relevant in their everyday life but also, for science. This activity is facilitated by providing students different activities and tools to explore biodiversity in forest, water and wind erosion, sounds, landscape changes etc.

Forests toolkit #5 – Design of sustainable products from forests

This teaching and learning sequence are suitable for students ages 10 -14, concern education for sustainability and integrate several school subjects, e.g., science, technology, entrepreneurship and social science. The open schooling project is performed in collaborations with a science center (Exploratoriet), a cooperative of forest industries (Mera Skog), and Sweden’s research institute and innovation partner (RISE) to involve students in sustainable forest product design. The teaching learning activity contribute to teaching for sustainable development by focussing on creativity processes, as living today requires new strategies to handle the future. The project was named “Skogssnilleblixten”, which roughly translates as a combination of the terms forest and stroke of genius.

Connecting schools and society toolkit

This toolkit aims to connect schools and society, enlarging science learning projects to incorporate school and local communities. Activities can be performed in schools or informal learning settings.

Clean Water & Sanitation toolkit

Water management is crucial to sustainable development because clean freshwater and sanitation services are essential to human health and well-being.

Water doesn’t flow out of the tap by magic and sewage must be collected and treated: this implies long and complex processes, involving pipes and plants, state-of-the-art technologies, continuous quality control, machines, materials and energy. While substantial progress has been made to achieve the integrated management of water resources, billions of people still lack access to safe drinking water and sanitation. In this toolkit, schools and communities are be engaged to increase their scientific understanding of water management and sustainability. Students also undertake concrete actions to encourage sustainable behaviours to save and protect water resources and safeguard the environment.

Forest use vs. Forest protection toolkit

Forests are one of our most important natural resources, and part of the solution to the global and local socio-environmental challenges we face. People and stakeholders have different interests in forests, underpinned by environmental, economic, cultural and social values. Often, these interests and values conflict with one another. How to manage forests is a complex and highly topical issue.

This toolkit uses real-life examples on the subject of forests to increase students’ commitment and willingness/ability to discuss complex topics and trade-offs, to make decisions based on economic, ecological, cultural, and social perspectives, to find compromises, and to develop different pathways for action.