Name
Our small greenhouse - eTwinning: STEM (Serious Thinking Enhances Minds) in our school…
Topic
Learning experimental designs using plants.
Learning time
Designed learning time
28 hours
Size of class
20
Description
Within the project of the Creative Atelier, we also bought a small greenhouse and different sensors controlled by Arduino kits. We will use it to learn how to plan experimental designs.
Aims
The project aims at boosting: 1) collaborative work; 2) problem-solving skills; 3) listening and communication skills; 4) leadership skills; 5) application of basic statistical methods for data analysis.
Outcomes
No outcomes are set
Editor
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Our small greenhouse...
300 minutes)
  • Practice
    300
    30
    3
    Pupils will install the small greenhouse and learn how to use the Arduino kits to set up sensors for temperature, humidity, and light.
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Experimental designs.
180 minutes)
  • Discuss
    180
    30
    0
    Pupils will discuss experimental designs using small plants (basilic, for instance). We will ask our project's partners for suggestions.
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Plant production and experimental setting.
600 minutes)
  • Produce
    600
    30
    0
    Pupils will sow seeds in small pots and follow the plant growth according to the experimental design set up. Pupils will take note of growth traits during plant development.
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Plant growth data analysis and production of an experimental protocol for our school.
600 minutes)
  • Investigate
    600
    30
    0
    Pupils will use an Excel sheet for calculating averages and statistical errors in order to perform a simple statistical analysis of our experimental data. Pupils will draw conclusions about our experiments. They will produce a standard experimental protocol which can be used by all students in our school.
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