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￼A serious game that connects two already formed toolkits (MinerlCheck and RockCheck) and summarises the knowledge gained through the gamification. Students can determine names of basic rocks, by observation and experiments with a game. (download pdf)
With mineral recognition key MineralCheck, students will be able to determine the name of most common minerals. Follow the instructions and experiments in MineralCheck, which will take you step by step to the correct answer. In doing so, use teaching aids to help you decide on the answer. (download pdf )
S ključem za prepoznavanje tipičnih mineralov MineralCheck, lahko učenci prepoznavajo najpogostejše minerale v šolski geološki zbirki. S sledenjem navodilom in poizkusom v učnem kompletu MineralCheck, bodo korak za korakom prišli bliže končnemu odgovoru in določili ime minerala. Pri opisovanju lastnosti minerala priporočamo uporabo učnih pripomočkov za laže odločanje. Ko učenec določi ime opazovanega minerala, spozna tudi uporabno vrednost minerala v sodobni družbi.(prenesi pdf )
- RM@Schools Ambassador: Rok Brajković
A simple card game, which can be used in a group of students, to show them the main uses of several critical raw materials. Groups of 3 to 5 students can be made, and they have to guess the uses of each one of the raw materials present in the cards. The group that completes all the uses of more raw materials win. (download pdf)
target audience: 10-19 years old students.
This game wants to raise awareness about a problem that is still underestimated: in a near future the supply of several metals or minerals, which belong to the non-renewable resources of our planet together with non-metallic minerals, coal, oil, and natural gas, will be at risk. (download pdf )
The concept of raw material refers to any good that aims to transform during a production process until it becomes an element of consumption. Many of the material goods require a modification or transformation before it can be used by users. For instance, the LEDs used in one of the experiences of this toolkit. (download pdf)
This study guide is designed to help you and your students begin thinking about scientific and technological Raw Materials issues —why it is important and how resources can be conserved and protected.
In this experiment, the pupils will firstly assemble and then disassemble a photovoltaic (PV) mini- panel in order to understand the basic principles behind the important recycling process of PV wastes. (download pdf)
In questo esperimento, gli alunni dovranno prima assemblare e poi smontare un mini pannello fotovoltaico al fine di comprendere i principi di base dietro l'importante processo di riciclo dei rifiuti fotovoltaici.
The experiment links - on a bead string via the reused electrodes - the production electro-winning with a galvanic cell ('starter battery') and illustrates the importance of alloys: small difference, large effect. The comparison of primary and secondary zinc process routes allows to highlight the energetic and ecological advantages of recycling.
Hier stellen wir ein Experiment zur Zinkelektrolyse vor; es illustriert exemplarisch den Wert von Legierungen und den hohen Energie-, Wasser- und Chemikalieneinsatz zur Darstellung der Metalle. Galvanostatische Elektrolyse, Korrosionsbeständigkeit einer Blei-Silberlegierung, Sauerstoffüberspannung
- RM@Schools Ambassador: Jochen Brinkmann
This toolkit introduces the students to the subject of metallic packaging recycling, the so called "tin can" that started with the boxes in tinplate that were made by rolling and soldering to a small cylinder a band of metallic sheet, covered by a thin layer of tin on the side in contact with food to protect the metal from corrosion.
Targeted audience: 14-19 years old students.
A versatile system for a sustainable recovery of Critical Raw Materials from water
Nowadays Prussian Blue can be used to capture critical raw materials in order to recycle them. As a matter of fact, these materials are really rare and expensive. Its particular structure can interact with CRMs isotopes and capture them. Actually, it is also used in the pharmaceutical sector to soak up dangerous substances in infected hosts. (download pdf).
- RM@Schools Ambassador: Jochen Brinkmann
Biopolymers from sustainable resources are being considered as alternatives to commodity synthetic polymers. Keratin from wool wastes can be used to prepare biodegradable new products for biomedical fields and filtration systems for water depuration and air cleaning.(download pdf)
I biopolimeri provenienti da risorse sostenibili vengono considerati un'alternativa ai polimeri sintetici. La cheratina ricavata dai rifiuti della lana puo` essere utilizzata per preparare nuovi prodotti biodegradabili per usi biomedicali e nei sistemi di filtrazione per la depurazione dell'acqua e dell'aria. (scarica il pdf).
Wiederverwendung von Keratin aus Abfallprodukten im Bergbau (herunterladen pdf)
- RM@Schools Ambassador: Annalisa Aluigi
In this experiment, waste paper will be used as raw material for the production of ethanol. Paper will be pre-treated (chopped and mixed with water), digested with a safe commercial enzyme and fermented with regular grocery store yeast. Ethanol generated by these two reactions will be then monitored through the use of either an ethanol sensor or a dye that, reacting selectively with alcohol, will change colour revealing its presence. (download pdf)
In questo esperimento, la carta da riciclare sarà utilizzata come materia prima per la produzione di etanolo. La carta sarà pre-trattata (tritata e mescolata con acqua), digerita con un enzima commerciale sicuro e fermentata con semplice lievito alimentare. L'etanolo generato da queste due reazioni sarà poi monitorato attraverso l'uso di un sensore di etanolo o di un colorante che, reagendo selettivamente con l'alcol, cambierà colore rivelando la sua presenza. (download pdf)
Silicon is probably the most famous semiconductor. It is mainly used for computing and its technology has been perfected for decades. However, other semiconductors are going to enter our lives since in some cases they can outperform silicon for some applications. (download pdf)
- RM@Schools Ambassador: Marica Canino
In this toolkit there are three envelops with three different activities to explore the Lab-on-Paper technology. These activities aim to help the students explore the properties and wide variety of applications of paper and learn about hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials. (download pdf)
This "toolkit" introduces school pupils to the fascinating world of fiber reinforced plastics. Special attention is put on the advantageous properties of these materials and also the hurdles that still have to be overcome to fully recycle fiber reinforced plastics. In addition, school pupils will get an insight into biobased matrix materials which open up a host of research opportunities and have the potential to party solve the recycling problem.(download pdf)
Das vorliegende „Toolkit“ soll die spannende Welt der Faserverbundwerkstoffe für Schülerinnen und Schüler erlebbar gemacht werden. Hierbei soll besonderes Augenmerk einerseits auf die Leistungsfähigkeit dieser Werkstoffe, andererseits aber auch auf die bislang noch nicht hinreichend geklärten Schwierigkeiten bei Fragen des Recyclings von FVK gelegt werden. Gleichzeitig soll den Schülerinnen und Schülern ein Ausblick auf die Möglichkeiten von biobasierten Matrixwerkstoffen ermöglicht werden, die eine Teillösung des Recyclingproblems und vielfältige Forschungsfelder eröffnen.
- RM@Schools Ambassador: Beate Brede
Logos, forms, leaflet, poster ...
Documents and presentations of the RM@Schools 3.0 meetings
Train the trainer and how to improve our toolkits? –
"guideline" for the ambassadors to produce didactical material for the toolkits
- RM@Schools Ambassador: Beate Brede