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.

Connecting schools and society #1 – How to prepare a video shoot

The aim of this activity is to foster students’ skill to communicate their own knowledge to others in an interesting and sustainable way. They learn to take the perspective of others and deal intensively with the topic in order to decide what information is relevant and how to present it best. This encourages creativity and deepens their own knowledge. In addition, students learn how to use media professionally and to create educational videos independently of the topic.

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.

Forests toolkit #4 – Different perspectives on forest use

This teaching-learning sequence consists of two activities that can be used as an introduction for students’ work with the theme Forest us vs. Forest protection. It particularly familiarizes students with some different perspectives on and relationships with the forest. The two activities are especially suitable for use in topics such as Forest use vs. Forest protection, where several subjects (e.g. science, cívics, Language, technology) can be combined.