Name
What if soil could speak to our farmers
Topic
environment and agriculture
Learning time
305 minutes
Designed time
305 minutes
Number of students
12
Description
Students are asked: How to inform and what to say to the farmers of our area, about the impact of their agricultural activities on the soil? What if soil could speak to them? Find a way to inform the farmers and let's do it. In our area there are greenhouses for "out of season" vegetable production.
Aims
Students to 1. identify the categories of impact 2. propose measures to avoid them 3. inform the farmers of our area about it
Outcomes
  • Knowledge they define the soil dynamics
  • Comprehension they understand the impact of the agricultural activities in greenhouses on the soil
  • Application they chose measures of protecting the soil
  • Synthesis they combine all gained knowledge to produce/ organize information for the farmers (brochure, infograaphic, website, event...)
  • Affective learning outcomes They show awareness of the danger of the degradation of the soil
No outcomes are set
Editor
msourgiad
Creating teams
45 minutes)
  • Discuss
    20
    12
    0
    TeamUp according to students' interests. If they have not access to pc and internet (for TeamUp application) they talk about their interests and write their competences on pieces of paper looking like puzzle pieces. Teacher makes the teams, balanced according to competences. Students agree on the teams formation.
  • Collaborate
    20
    0
    Ice-braking activity - creating a team poster (using the pieces of puzzle they have written), related to the driving question.
  • Discuss
    5
    0
    Defining and agreeing on roles in the team (leader, pc user, analyst, creator)
Notes:
12 students will form 3 teams. Each team will work independently, towards a different final product. (There will be 3 different final products)
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collecting data
55 minutes)
  • Discuss
    10
    0
    Students discuss on what information they need in order to feel competent to inform farmers about ...
  • Collaborate
    5
    12
    0
    They collaborate on who is searching for what, adding all data in a google doc.
  • Investigate
    40
    12
    0
    Students will search for information on: eg. what is the soil? What agricultural activities happen in greenhouses of our area, that relate to the soil?
Notes:
There will be collaboration during investigation too, deciding what resource of information to keep or not.
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the "soil" mindmap
70 minutes)
  • Produce
    15
    12
    0
    they design a mindmap of all data they have so far collected.
  • Investigate
    15
    0
    what is the impact of these activities on the soil? They find relations (activity-impact)
  • Discuss
    30
    12
    0
    They discuss and chose measures for avoiding impacts.
  • Produce
    10
    12
    0
    They add measures on the mindmap
Notes:
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intermediate self assessment
25 minutes)
  • Discuss
    15
    12
    0
    Students present their work so far,reflect and discuss with the teacher. They check if all needed information is gathered, assessing their work so far.
  • Collaborate
    10
    12
    0
    Extra time is given for adjustments if needed.
Notes:
They may need to investigate more after the discussion.
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dissemination model
100 minutes)
  • Discuss
    10
    12
    0
    Students discuss to decide how they will disseminate their results to farmers, what they will produce or organize. (eg. leaflet, website, event...)
  • Collaborate
    45
    12
    0
    Teams collaborate to create, organize the product or event they have decided, using the information they have gathered.
  • Produce
    45
    12
    0
    Teams collaborate to create, organize the product or event they have decided
Notes:
Collaboration and production happens simultaneously. Depending on what product or event students have chosen to elaborate, time for preparing it might be different from scheduled, so we need flexibility.
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evaluation
10 minutes)
  • Discuss
    10
    12
    0
    Teams discuss on the result of their work and the impact of it on the farmers.
Notes:
Resources attached: 0