We have been facing water-related problems in recent years. Access to clean water has become a major problem. Water scarcity affects more than 40% of people worldwide. This rate is increasing with wastewater, drought and global warming. Our goal in this regard is to raise awareness and generalize sustainable development goals.
Steps to Raise Awareness of Clean Water and Drought in Your Classroom
The purpose of this learning scenario is to raise awareness about the content of Clean Water and Sanitation, one of the sustainable development goals. They will experience the effort and time required to clean dirty water. In this sense, the activities will be solved in 4 steps:
- What are the aims of sustainable goals?
- How do global warming and waste materials affect drought and water access?
- How is wastewater cleaned?
- What can we do to raise awareness and spread awareness on this issue?
First of all, students will watch the “25 Liters” documentary with their families in the part where learning takes place at home. They will learn about sustainable development, water cycle, global warming, wastewater treatment and the Kyoto Protocol.
They will discuss the topic using a Padlet. For the teacher, this is feedback. In this activity, students will ask questions and discuss with their peers. Students will create a virtual exhibition for dissemination and awareness. For the virtual exhibition, they will take photographs, draw pictures and use Europeana resources. Moreover, they will test a hypothesis using a controlled experiment. Then, students will analyze and interpret the results.
In conclusion, students will find a solution to the wastewater problem. They will use engineering design process steps to clean contaminated water and design water treatment equipment. They will try out the effectiveness of their products. Europeana resources will contribute to the students’ learning process and the Artsteps will be created.
At the end of the lesson, students will make a presentation . They will create a virtual exhibition and share it on the school site. They will share their experiences on the water treatment task.
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