Communicate [Re]

Communicate [Re]

Encouraging students to communicate within their class or to other audiences is a key part of their learning. In-class strategies include students presenting their findings as a presentation or a scientific poster (example in Figure below). Students could develop games or a story book for younger students, and then explain their game or lead an activity with another class.


A student leaflet from ‘Let’s make recycling blue’.

Developing a newsletter, such as the example in Figure below, gives students the opportunity to develop creative writing skills:


Student developed newspaper (Liceo Serpieri, Rimini, Italy) and poster (Czuczor Georgely Benedictine Schools, Gyor, Hungary).


There are a number of different additional activities which engage students’ creative abilities. For example, brief students to develop and explain a game, lead an activity or create a video as students did in the video below:

Creating an educational card


The ‘RM ∈ HDD’ toolkit is all about communication and guides students to researching and making educational material (Figure 50)[1]. An educational card can be created by following these steps:

  1. Take inspiration from world news – catch ideas from non-scientific world
  2. Choose a raw material to study
  3. Choose an object where such raw material is present
  4. How does the chosen object work? What are its principal parts?
  5. Where is the raw material found?
  6. How can we recycle it?
  7. How can we recover it?

You can modify these instructions to make an educational card for almost any topic.


An example of an educational card developed by students.