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Ecology in the Energy System and Companies (LS-PL-297)
April 17, 2020
Citizenship, Cooperative learning, English, Environment, Face-to-face, Formal, Group dynamics, Learning Scenarios, Mind map, Oral presentation, Problem-based learning, Project-based learning, STEAM (STEM + Arts), STEM skills, Upper Secondary Education

Globalization processes, changing customer expectations and growing competition force economic entities and national economies to constantly innovate. In addition to economic growth, introducing various types of modernization in the economic and social sphere, the 20th century is also characterized by unemployment, poverty, humanitarian catastrophes, uneven economic development or a significant difference in the level of development between highly developed and underdeveloped countries.
Changing for the better
Recently, the importance and impact of innovative activities on the condition of business entities and entire economies has increased. Innovations result in, among others, the possibility of introducing new products and services to markets, expanding or opening new companies, reducing production costs or launching new production lines. In this learning scenario, ecology-related innovations in relation to the power system and lighting will be presented.
Different sources of information
Students are presented with materials from the Europeana portal on the above-mentioned topics. However, this is not the only source of information. During the lesson, the achievements of older classes in the form of films on ecology recorded by the students in the production company and in the company operating the road and park lighting system are presented. An important element of the discussion is the analysis of electricity demand charts. It is an analysis of authentic diagrams of daily planned and real consumption at different times of the year. We compare changes and discuss what the reasons are, e.g. switching on heating in winter months or air conditioning on summer days. We also compare consumption on workdays and holidays (Christmas). Students learn the analytical approach to data, group work, critical thinking and the use of ICT tools.
Visual outcomes
The summary is presenting the homework. The task is carried out in groups. Students are to present, in any way, various directions of ecology, energy and air pollution associated with it. The students presented two posters and a multimedia presentation.

Renewable energy poster created by students

Air pollution poster created by students
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17 Responses to "Ecology in the Energy System and Companies (LS-PL-297)"
ivanabusuttil says:
April 20, 2020 at 4:04 pm
Well done, I really like the topic you chose, which is very relevant to this day and age. By using the resources you planned the children need to find the best facts and support their claims for their work. Thank you for sharing such an interesting LS.
April 21, 2020 at 8:56 am
Hi Ivana,
I agree 100%, the topic is valid now and for many years to come. A specific pro-ecological solution should be shown in industry and energy, all the more so because the students I teach are future technicians in these fields.
thx for good words 🙂
mateidan says:
April 20, 2020 at 6:25 pm
Very good project. Students learned about how ecology will be presented in relation to the power system and lighting.
April 21, 2020 at 8:50 am
Hallo Matei, nice to see you 🙂
My main idea was to present ecology in practice. Imagining that areas such as energy and the chemical industry (seemingly not ecological in the traditional approach) can bring many eco-solutions.
Thx a lot 🙂
ayrtoncurmi says:
April 20, 2020 at 6:29 pm
What an interesting learning scenario! I really appreciate that students are at the centre of their learning process. You also chose some great hands-on activities which also promote various 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration and creativity! Well done and thank you for sharing!
April 21, 2020 at 9:02 am
I think so too, a student in the center of attention and learning through the student’s own work, but this is not always possible …
Thx a lot 🙂
raffaelaserrani says:
April 21, 2020 at 6:31 pm
I really loved the way you involved students in the topic of sustainability. Great job! Thanks for sharing.
April 24, 2020 at 9:29 am
Thx Raffael 🙂
angelikikougiourouki says:
April 23, 2020 at 10:23 am
Hello Marcin!An interesting Learning Scenario at these days when we all have to re-calibrate the way we use Energy and think seriously on “What we should avoid”, “What we should do”.
Even if your scenario is for students at the age or 16-20, I think that with it would be adapted at any level of education. I will try to use it next year and let you know the results.
April 23, 2020 at 4:19 pm
thx a lot, I made it before coronavirus 🙂
antoinettegrech says:
April 23, 2020 at 3:17 pm
A very interesting topic which will trigger the students interest immediately. Apart from the topic being one of the most debated topic (excluding covid19), the image your created for this learning scenario also helps to trigger their attention.
April 27, 2020 at 10:08 am
THX a lot, ecology always good them 🙂
brendanbuttigieg says:
April 26, 2020 at 1:16 pm
This is an extremely interesting Learning Scenario. The topic addressed which is about ecology and nature is very contemporary and important nowadays more than before. I liked the fact that collaborative work was used to create the posters. The final outcomes are of a high level. Very explanatory, well organized and and clear. This Learning Scenario could also be implemented at home. The students could be given the same task of doing a poster about ecology in the energy system in companies to be done individually at home while they are not attending school. I am sure that with the help of online platforms they could fine a lot of information and they could easily share they final product with their teachers and also with their peers.Well done!
marcinjablonski says:
April 27, 2020 at 10:10 am
Much can be adapted for distance learning, except for my classes using didactic equipment. I am currently working on reviewing this one for vR!
sandratroia says:
April 28, 2020 at 3:49 pm
I found the contents and the didactic approach of great interest!
Thanks for sharing.
April 30, 2020 at 9:38 am
THX godd to hear this comments!
Anonymous says:
May 20, 2020 at 1:56 pm
Very beautiful! The topic is an is valid now and for the future. It can involve students in an activity that will make learning easier for them. Collaborative work was used to create the posters: did students: did they show and discuss the posters with the other classes in the school?
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