Toolkits

Toolkits

Toolkit Target age (years) Learning objectives Type of activity Subjects
Copper: never ending recycling 15+ - Discovering what e-waste is and how it can be reused
- Gaining familiarity with basic laboratory procedures and the concept of percent yield
- Learning some chemical properties of a typical transition element
Webquest and laboratory activity about the importance of copper and its correct recycling > Ecology
> Chemistry
> Computer science
Electrochemistry lab experiences with critical raw materials 15+ - Understanding water electrolysis, the galvanic cell principle and Ohm's law
- Knowing different ways of generating energy
- Predicting the electrical properties of some materials (such as graphite)
Laboratory experiments revolving around graphite's electrical conductivity and electrolysis > Chemistry
> Physics
> Technology
Let’s make recycling blue 11+ - Being introduced to the concept of Critical Raw Materials recovery
- Understanding how chemistry can help us to find new solutions to real world problems
Laboratory experiments for synthesizing Prussian Blue and for extracting metal ions from water > Chemistry
> Ecology
> Computer science
MemoRAEE 11+ - Being introduced to the concepts of WEEE and WBA, their management and recycling
- Learning the role of Critical Raw Materials and Rare Earth Elements in electronic devices
Educational card game to teach about RAEE and electronics waste disposal > Ecology
> Geology
> Chemistry
> Social Sciences
Recycling Metallic Packaging 14+ - Understanding the long recycling life of metals
- Enhanceing the awareness on the importance of metal recycling
- Learning about redox processes and electroplating
This toolkit will introduce students to the issues of metallic packaging through four simple experiments >Chemistry
>History of materials
Recycling of silicon-based PV modules 14+ - Learning about photovoltaic energy and silicon PV panels
- Understanding why silicon PV panels are sustainable and how they can be recycled
- Understanding the importance of the recovery of materials
Laboratory activity in which the pupils will assemble and then disassemble a PV mini-panel in order to understand the basic principles behind the important recycling process of PV waste > Ecology
> Physics
> Technology
ResourceRation 12+ - Being able to name examples of finite and renewable resources and to explain the difference
- Analyzing different strategies to fulfill the needs of our society without overusing our resources
Educational game about resource conservation and the tragedy of the commons in the light of today's environmental challenges > Ecology
> Geography
> Social sciences
> Economics
> Ethics and Politics
Separation of copper and iron – two different approaches 16+ - Learning about chemical principles like solubility, reaction equations, qualitative analysis, the law of mass action, acid-base reactions and equilibria
- Reflecting on the relation between waste treatment, economy and environment
Two laboratory experiments to separate copper from iron through different procedures > Chemistry and industrial chemistry
> Economy
> Ecology
Struvite from Urine - Possessing basic knowledge of the nitrogen and phosphate cycle as a result of human activity
- Understand the importance of a more sustainable way of recovering these resources
- Having basic knowledge of the chemical principles of making struvite and colorimetric phosphate determination
- Setting up an experimental design to test their struvite and interpreting the results
Learning materials and lab experiments about the properties of struvite and its recovery from urine > Environment
> Biology
> Chemistry
> Geography
> Physics
> Technology
The Rare Earth Element Wheel 13+ - Being introduced to the concept of WEEE, WEEE management and WEEE recycling in circular economy
- Discovering 7 Rare Earth Elements in 7 different electronic devices
Practical activity where students can build by their own the Rare Earth Element Wheel and perform a simple activity with it > Ecology
> Geology
> Chemistry
> Social sciences
The Recycling Goose Game 8-13 - Learning basic rules of waste segregation
- Recognizing domestic waste as a source of raw materials
- Developing a sense of civic responsibility and teamwork
Educational game based on the traditional "Game of the Goose", but themed and featuring questions and activities about recycling and a correct waste segregation > Ecology
> Technology
> Economics