Monday, 11 December 2017

!!!GLOBAL WARMING_continue research...(Greece)

The little journalists searched and found...

The students  talk about global warming, the greenhouse effect, what causes them and their consequences to peoples' health.

Just like little journalists, they got informed through scientific magazines and newspaper articles. They gathered information and answers like the ones that follow:




  1. Although it may not have directly been perceived or realized by people, climate change and global warming have already started, creating enough problems and increasing the severity of weather phenomena.










2. According to a research carried out  by Berkeley University in California, the Earth's temperature has been increased by 1,5 Celsius degrees, since the late 19th century. 

3. The largest part of global warming started in the 1960s, which is shown on this map and it reveals the most vulnerable areas in our planet. Actually, few areas, closer to Antarctic, have frozen more since the 1960s, whereas, some parts of the Arctic have warmed up, up to 15 degrees.




4. The natural cycle of climate explains why the increase of temperature has occurred unevenly and spasmodically. During the last half century, it has coincided with increαse in carbon dioxide emissions from our rapidly industrialised world.






5. Floods are usual in November because this month is one of the rainiest months throughout the year. Some of their features though, like tension, allows us to to connect these phenomena with climate change.

6. Our students, because of the floods that have lately taken place in Greece, and more particularly in Mandra (photo), which resulted in many people losing their lives and their belongings, they got troubled, talked about it and connected this phenomenon with climate change.




Conclusion: the challenge our scientists have to face for the next half century, is to find a way to stop carbon dioxide emissions, and therefore, climate change.



Friday, 8 December 2017

!!!GLOBAL WARMING_RESEARCH (Greece)

1st stage of research


Questions


  1. Do you know what global warming is?
  2. Why is global warming caused?
  3. What are the consequences of global warming?
  4. What illnesses are caused by weather?

Research results


40 out of 51 students answered, approximately 79%.

20 students fron B,C and D classes, aged 7-10 didn't give an answer to the first three questions and replied "I don't know"[100%]
Thw same students on the fourthe question gave simplified answers, mentioning illnesses like flu, pneumonia, cold. [100%].

The 20 students from E and F classes, aged 11-12, gave clear answers, an all questions, such as:"The temperature is rising", "ice melts", "flue", "asthma", "sumburn".

research chart


Until the 2nd stage of little journalists reaserch, we all agreed to become, looking for information through magazines, newspapers and the Net...

The reporters




and research continues ...


Thursday, 7 December 2017

GLOBAL WARMING (Slovenia)




Through the book, children have learned about the importance of global warming. It was strange to them why people interferes with nature. We found the solutions on internet  and in books: Solar power plants, wind power plants ...

Kindergarten children
Age: 3 – 4 years

Menthor: Nuša Križnik




Tuesday, 5 December 2017

!!!«Super Moon»

full moon

The students of Verdikoussa had the opportunity to observe a rare und impressive phenomenon on Sunday 3rd of December, as the biggest and the brightest moon of the year appeared  on the sky; the moon looked 7% bigger and 16% brighter than a usual full moon.


Enjoy the photos from Verdikoussa in winter!!!





Monday, 4 December 2017

!!!the solar system_shadows

the solar system by the 4th grade students






6th grade students measure the shadow







!!!PLANETS_MOON

The phases of the Moon

...something very beautiful with Oreo biscuits; a project made by the students of the 2nd grade  with the help of their teacher.





Planets
by the students of the 3rd grade, with the help of their teacher






Friday, 1 December 2017

...after the storm!!!


It's November in Verdikoussa; the weather has got worse, the wind blows with fury, the clouds thicken, thunder and lightning strike the sky. The thick raindrops fall with momentum on the thirsty soil. The storm spreads over the houses of mountainous Verdikoussa, which is left to its power. 
   The children observe behind the glass, into the classrooms. They're waiting for the burrow to stop. 
There! After the storm, a rainbow appears like the joy of God, with bright and shining colours. The rainbow, a sign that nature has broken out and now it calms down. 
   The pupils of Verdikoussa's primary school are talking, observing, brainstorming. They're thinking  that " today nature has shown us its strength and beauty.... let's make our own rainbow, for our fellow pupils in... France, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Latvia, Spain and Portugal". 



   Greetings from Greece!
   Greetings from Verdikoussa!