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RM in magnetic levitation train

What are the materials employed in the magnetic levitation trains?

Students examine the superconducting materials employed in magnetic levitation trains. Most of them are critical raw materials.
Technical cards (download pdf)
Class: 3AS IIS Montessori - Da Vinci, Porretta (Italy)
Teachers: Raffaella Magnani
RM Ambassador: Mirko Seri

RM in rechargable batteries

What are the materials employed in rechargeable?

Students examine the critical raw materials in rechargeable batteries.
What are lithium rechargeable batteries made of? (download pdf)
Rechargeable Lithium ions batteries - Why we should recycle them? (download pdf)

Class: 3AS IIS Montessori - Da Vinci, Porretta (Italy)
Teachers: Raffaella Magnani
RM Ambassador: Mirko Seri

What are they made of?

What critical raw materials are they made of?

Students examine the critical raw materials in
Drugs (download pdf)
Formula 1 car (download pdf)
Digital camera (download pdf)

Class: 3AS and 4AS IIS Montessori - Da Vinci, Porretta (Italy)
Teachers:Raffaella Magnani
RM Ambassador: Mirko Seri

newsletter recycle

#RECYCLEINSERPIERI - Newsletter

Students become aware of the need of recycling and participate to the campaign of the Jane Goodall Institute, making their school to become a collection point of old cellphones/smartphones (download the leaflet).
Newsletter in Italian (download pdf)
Class: 3B Liceo Scientifico A. Serpieri - Rimini (Italy)
Teachers: Silvia Galanti and Marzia Dallavenezia
RM Ambassador: Alberto Zanelli

The Metal Detector

Students show us how they build a metal detector from scratch.
Poster presentation (download pdf)
Class: 3A ITAC Scarabelli-Ghini - Imola (Italy)
Teacher: Stefania Palladino
RM Ambassador: Alberto Riminucci

The Car without a Future

What is the relation between raw materials and the cars we drive in our everyday life? You can find out by watching this short animated video put together by the students.
Class: 3S Liceo Scientifico Enrico Fermi Bologna (Italy)
Teacher: Claudia Nadalini
RM Ambassador: Mirko Seri and Alberto Zanelli

Message in a bottle

A short animated video on recyclingi.
Class: 3G Liceo Artistico Chierici - Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Teacher: Maria Pia Fanti

Recharge your batteries!

A short, fun and informative video on electric cars, more specifically focusing on their batteries, how they function, what is used to create them and the impact they have on a global scale.
School: I.E.S. Galileo Galilei - Instituto del Innovación Tecnoligica Madrid (Spain)
RM Ambassador: David Bolonio, Miguel Izquierdo Diaz, and Liliana Medic Pejic

2118 newspaper

06/03/2018 Newspaper

Students write a futurist newspaper telling about the pollution problems in 2118 and foreseeing possible solutions.
03/06/2118 Newspaper (pdf)
Class: 4M Liceo L. Ariosto, Ferrara (Italy)
Teacher: Maria Alberta Brugnatti
RM Ambassador: Eleonora Polo


don't throw away your mobile

Non buttare il cellulare! (Don't throw away your mobile!)

Young students (10-11 yrs) try to motivate people not to throw away their mobile evidencing the importance to properly collect WEEEs to recycle them.
(Poster: web album)
Class: IC scuola media L. Moruzzi - Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna (Italy)
Teacher: Pia Fucà
RM Ambassador: Marica Canino


Prussian blue

Let's make recycling blue

Students propose a hands-on experience to stimulate other students to think about the raw materials issues. Their toolkit was successfully presented at the International Science Fair at Wetsus.
Download the flyer (pdf) and poster (pdf)
I nostri studenti “International Science Ambassadors”- School's website
Raw material ambassadors: Leeuwarden sceglie il Sobrero - School's website
School: Liceo Scientifico Ascanio Sobrero - Casale Monferrato (Italy)
Teachers: Federica Borasi and Daniela Sigaudo in collaboration with Elisabetta Gaita
RM Ambassador: Laura Polito

Tallin presentation

Tin can't? Tin can

How can we identify different tin cans? Fun facts and interesting experiments. Their toolkit was successfully presented at the International Science Fair at Wetsus.
Download the poster (pdf)
School: Gustav Adolf Grammar School - Tallin (Estonia)
Teachers:
RM Ambassador: Andrus Paat

removal of phosphate

Removal of phosphate with iron oxide (rust) and steel wool

Students point out how phosphate is important for life and show an efficient way to remove and recover phosphate from wastewater. Their toolkit was successfully presented at the International Science Fair at Wetsus.
Download the poster (pdf)
School: Leeuwarder Lyceum, Leeuwarden (Netherlands)
Teachers:
RM Ambassador:

removing dclorofenac

Removing diclofenac by using low cost adsorption materials

Students show how to remove diclorofenac, one of the most harmful and most prescribed medicines, from water since it harms kidneys and liver of fishes. Their toolkit was successfully presented at the International Science Fair at Wetsus.
Download the poster (pdf)
School: Leeuwarder Lyceum, Leeuwarden (Netherlands)
Teachers:
RM Ambassador:

zinc clausthal

How important is the choice of the anode in zinc electrolysis?

The electrolysis of zinc oxide to pure zinc was investigated by guessing that silver could be the catalyst in the water electrolysis. Their toolkit was successfully presented at the International Science Fair at Wetsus.
Download the poster (pdf)
School: Fallstein-Gymnasium, Osterwieck (Germany)
Teachers:
RM Ambassador: Jochen Brinkmann

Students Bicocca

Bioethanol from waste paper

Students address to one of the biggest problem nowadays: pollution produced by fossil fuels and their exhaustion in the near future, proposing a possible solution.
Their toolkit was successfully presented at the International Science Fair at Wetsus.
Download the poster (pdf) | watch the video (RM@Schools youtube channel)
Class 4 B LSSA - IIS A. Badoni - Lecco (Italy)
Teachers: Novella Sestini and Paolo Gondoni
RM Ambassador: Alessia Le Donne and Simona Binetti

don't throw away your mobile

Non buttare il cellulare! (Dont't throw away your mobile!)

Young students (10-11 yrs) examine the elements, which make up their mobiles. (enlarge the poster).
Class: IC scuola media L. Moruzzi - Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna (Italy)
Teacher: Pia Fucà
RM Ambassador: Marica Canino


don't throw away your mobile

Lo spreco dei materiali (Wastage of materials)

Young students (10-11 yrs) consider how much material is wasted to obtain rare earth elements(enlarge the poster).
Class: IC scuola media L. Moruzzi - Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna (Italy)
Teacher: Pia Fucà
RM Ambassador: Marica Canino


terre rare

Le terre rare ("Rare earth")

A short manual in Italian about the chemistry of rare earth elements (link).
Class: 1K Ettore Majorana - San Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna (Italy)
Teacher: Eileen Campana
RM Ambassador: Marica Canino


Non buttare il cellulare!

Non buttare il cellulare! (Don't throw away your mobile!)

Students consider why we should not throw away our mobile so easily examining different aspects of this suggestion and summarizing them on a padlet webpage (link).
Class: 3IIS Ettore Majorana - San Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna (Italy)
Teacher: Eileen Campana
RM Ambassador: Marica Canino

2019 calendar

2019 Calendar

Students propose the 2019 calendar of RM@Schools: each month shows information about a raw material.
Download the calendar in English (pdf) or in Italian (pdf).
Class 3 A Liceo Scientifico Copernico - Bologna (Italy)
Teachers: Alice Balletti and Vincenzo Tinaglia
RM Ambassador: Alberto Zanelli and Eleonora Polo

ASL IPSIA Ferraris 5A

Work in progress...

Students at work to prepare their presentation on Raw Materials at a transnational meeting at Polva (Estonia) within the project Erasmus+: "Drop out coaching at school".
Class 5 A IPSIA Ferraris - Catanzaro (Italy)
Teacher: Alessandra Sia
RM Ambassador: Marica Canino

Transparent Contacting Coating

Tutorial video on the importance of raw materials in emerging technologies. New possibilities beyond ITO substitution: use of graphene in electronics.
Class 5 H Liceo Scientifico N. Copernico, Bologna (Italy)
Teachers: Maria Chiara Tognetti and Domenico Mero
RM Ambassadors: Marica Canino and Mirko Seri

A simple game ...

Trailer of a videogame realised by students.
Presentation
Class 4 F Liceo Scientifico N. Copernico, Bologna (Italy)
Teachers: Giovanni Cristani and Donata Federici Monesi
RM Ambassadors: Marica Canino

The importance of raw materials

Video presented by the Chemistry-Club of the RKS Clausthal-Zellerfeld about problems related to raw materials scarcity.
Students of the Robert-Koch-Schule in Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany)
Teacher: Axel Franke
RM Ambassadors: Jochen Brinkmann

slides

Never through your phone away

Students build the identity cards of some rare earth indicating some of their characteristics.

Class 3 F Liceo Scientifico N. Copernico, Bologna (Italy)
Teacher: Giovanni Cristani and Donata Federici Monesi
RM Ambassadors: Marica Canino

slides

Phosphorus recovery

Students test the feasibility of recovering phosphorus from synthetic urine as struvite.

Class 4 A IIS Mattei, San Lazzaro di Savena (Italy)
Teacher: Lucilla Dorsi
RM Ambassadors: Giovanna Sotgiu

Metal detector

The metal detector is a device used to locate and identify buried metal objects by using electromagnetism.
Let's see how to build one!
Class 5 B Liceo N. Copernico, Bologna (Italy)
Teacher: Barbara Rosiello
RM Ambassadors: Alberto Riminucci

metallic alloys

Metallic alloys

Students of 17-18 yrs investigate what alloys are and explain how they are created starting from raw materials.

Class 4 ES Liceo Torricelli Ballardini, Faenza (Italy)
Teacher: Francesca Oliviero
RM Ambassadors: Alberto Zanelli

Aerogel graphene

Students of 17-18 yrs show how aerogel graphene, a new fantastic material, acts as a sponge for water, oil and organic materials, so that it can be used to clean seas and lakes being able of an efficient oil/water separation.
Class 4 ES Liceo Torricelli Ballardini, Faenza (Italy)
Teacher: Francesca Oliviero
RM Ambassadors: Alberto Zanelli

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...@factory Gymnasium Ernestinum, Rinteln

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Students of Gymnasium Ernestinum, Rinteln (Germany) visited Electrocycling and Norzinco companies in Goslar. (4th - 6th of June 2018).

Web Album

Gymnasium Ernestinum, Rinteln (Germany)
Teacher: Christoph Ochs
RM Ambassadors: Jochen Brinkmann

...@factory Dismeco - Marzabotto

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Students of Liceo Scientifico "N. Copernico" of Bologna (Italy) visited Dismeco srl a company specialized in disposal and treatment of WEEE. (March 2018).

Web Album

Classe 3 A - Liceo Scientifico N. Copernico, Bologna (Italy)
Teacher: Filippo Becca
RM Ambassadors: Alberto Zanelli

...@factory Tred Carpi

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Students of Liceo Scientifico "N. Copernico" of Bologna (Italy) visited Tred Carpi srl (February 15, 2018).

Thoughts | Report | The visit | Web Album

Classes 3 I and 3 B Liceo Scientifico N. Copernico, Bologna (Italy)
Teachers: Vincenzo Tinaglia and Simone Natalini
RM Ambassadors: Alberto Zanelli