With this project it is planned to raise the level of awareness of the students for rational use of energy and undertaking activities by the students for saving energy and protection of the environment we live in. The students are planning to preoccupy three target groups: students from first to fifth grade, students from sixth to eighth grade (in which are included the students with special needs) and all the employees in the school.
-think of activities with which the awareness can be raised (using resources: internet sites, conversations with experts, books and community)
2. Tasks (made by members of the Think Quest team):
-creating lessons from which can be studied about energy, energy sources and her saving (different lessons for each target group, depending on their age and foreknowledge)
-writing and practicing dramatization
*All of the activities for this project are done in three languages: Albanian, Turkish and Macedonian because our school is multiethnic.
-process of learning about energy and her importance (through presentations or dramatization depending on the target group)
-process of revision of the gained knowledge through educational games and drawings created by the students)
-present the ways of saving energy to the community, including the students' parents
-placing an exhibition with the drawings, posters, quotes
-forming an Energetic Club in the school and defining its goals and activities
-visiting the center for recycling paper and making paper at school
-providing boxes for recycling paper and recycling plastic
-planting trees in the school garden and installing flowerpots in the classrooms
-the students save energy not only at school but also in their homes
-the students created products by which they show that they know how to save energy
-the Energetic Club is keeping track of the activities of the students about saving energy and is rewarding them with a drawn piece of recycled paper like a decoration for their classroom
*Although, the students from the Think Quest Team worked hard to translate all the activities from the project in English, that is not their first language, they really enjoyed doing it.
The team's students created products with which they raised the level of awareness in the three target groups for rational use of energy in the school and in the environment.
For 21st century skills they used: team work, creativity, communication and sharing ideas and experiences with the others included in the project. They used various computer applications, technology, developed critical way of thinking and organized a project in all its phases.
In this project the students showed that with good education about energy we've become aware of how much it is important to save her. The students, regardless their nationality, social status, age or sex, gave their poll for clean and healthy habitat by the rational use of energy.
The project's essential problem, question or issue:
The main project's problem is the overuse of school energy by the lack of knowledge of the students, about how important energy is.
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