Datum objave: 29. January, 2024.

Throwing an invisible, heavy and large ball, we started the first activity called “Invisible ball”. The one who gets the ball has to do some activity for which he needs energy, while everyone else has to repeat that activity (running, skiing, jumping…). The attitudes that the participants acquired through this activity are: a positive attitude towards renewable energy sources, a desire to participate in teamwork and a willingness to respect other people’s opinions and ideas.

In the second activity called “Energy Sources”, the concepts of renewable and non-renewable energy sources and explanations of these concepts were taped to the participants’ backs. They had to match the concept or the explanation of the concept without using speech to communicate. They particularly liked this workshop, and some of them spent a little longer looking for their partner, in which the others helped and supported them. After pairing, they explained their terms and agreed on the percentage of energy sources in the world. They were especially surprised by the data for wind energy and solar energy, whose percentages are 2.1% and 1%. They predicted that in 2050 the graph should look much different, where a larger percentage will fall on solar and wind energy and a smaller percentage on oil, coal and gas. In this activity, they acquired the ability to differentiate and connect individual sources of energy, perfected their ability to navigate in space and developed presentation skills.

We did the third workshop called “Energy – past, present, future” in such a way that the leader of the workshop read questions to them and they gossiped with YES or NO. YES or NO answer boxes are marked with crepe tape on the classroom floor. They were particularly surprised by the facts that the city of Šibenik received electricity before Rome and London, that there is so much solar energy that we receive from the Sun that one hour of light at noon contains more energy than the entire world consumes in one year. The participants adopted a positive attitude towards the wider use of solar panels and renewable energy sources, they developed a critical attitude towards non-renewable energy sources.

In the “Live from the World” workshop, the participants had to design a research in the form of a TV report according to the given newspaper articles. They learned interesting information about energy sources using examples from around the world, observed their good and bad characteristics, discovered innovative ways of using renewable energy sources. They developed presentational and creative skills while preparing for a TV reportage, so they made a model of a camera, microphone, and poster.

The fourth workshop “Greenhouse gas – carbon dioxide” caused great enthusiasm among the participants because each of them had the opportunity to perform an experiment. Using experiments, they solved a worksheet through which they learned about the properties of carbon dioxide. They showed special interest when they “poured” the gas from one glass into another and proved its presence by holding a lighted candle, which would go out when it came into contact with carbon dioxide. Using this activity, students improve their organization and task implementation skills, train for teamwork, develop the ability to follow instructions, and develop manual skills.

After the implementation of all activities, we conducted an evaluation in such a way that they evaluated: knowledge, information and satisfaction with the workshops. We conducted the evaluation by creating three lines with crepe tape and marking the colors 0 and 10, where 10 indicates that they are extremely satisfied and 0 that they are not satisfied with the workshop. By voting, the participants were extremely satisfied with the knowledge and skills they had acquired. In this way, they developed the ability to think critically, self-evaluate, self-reflect and evaluate activities.

And how it was for us, look through the photos!

Follow us until the next workshop when we will carry out an afforestation campaign in our local community!

The project holder is the Association for the Protection of Nature and the Environment and the Promotion of Sustainable Development Argonauts, and the project partners are the Municipality of Murter-Kornati, JU NP Kornati, Spužvica Tisno Kindergarten, Center for Education Šubićevac, Aurora Association, Veterinary Faculty of the University of Zagreb and Elementary school Vodice. The project is co-financed by the Ministry of Science and Education.

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