I decided to start this project with students who are 10 - 12 years old. So, that means that my group is mixed in every way, age, interests and abilities, which is exellent for this kind of job.
The second thing, I invited students who are interested in project work. Volonteers only. Some of them worked on the previous Climate Action Project, and some are absolute beginners.
On Saturday, April 14th, we gathered at school to decide what to do and how. We brainstormeed about what innovations mean to them and tried to connect the Sustainable Development Goals with this Project. We went through all the 17 goals and discussed them and decided to work on SDG7 which is of great interest to students in our area. Serbia is not a rich country, it is still a developing country, and although kids learn about solar energy and wind parks, they are really rare in our households. So, we will try to understand why this clean and affordable energy is good and can make the Earth a better place.
We also talked about our Innovators who worked on Energy and decided to present our country through their work and results.
Here are other things that we decided to work on:
- make a poll on what the most important technical innovations in the last 20 years are; ( for the students of our school) They have to choose 3 from the list.
- make a questionarie for the parents on what technical innovation has changed their lives most;
-search the Internet to make a list of Innovations that have unexpected effects. We all agreed that dinamite was one of the biggest innovations that Nobel wanted to give the world to make it better, but it turned out that it came with side effects.
-younger students will illustrate how they imagine their classroom in 2030.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday, April 17th.