Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

The tropical rainforest

Content package for interactive whiteboards (for middle/high school):
Individual media related to tropical rainforests are compiled here in a meaningful didactic way for teaching using an interactive whiteboard.

All media in the content package for the interactive whiteboard are included in this self-extracting file. The content package can be started simply by clicking the ".exe" file.

The content package consists of the following media:
· 1 photo: the tropical rainforests of French Guiana
· 4 photo collages on: slash-and-burn and road construction in tropical rainforests (each with a satellite image), eco labels, genetic diversity of crops
· 2 schematic diagrams on species diversity and on temperature variation and rainfall in tropical rainforests
· 1 interactive table with data on carbon storage in the biomass and the forests of the Earth
· 1 interactive labeling photo showing the soil characteristics in tropical rainforests
· 2 interactive labeling graphics on the layers and geographical locations of tropical rainforests
· 3 interactive graphics on the topics: trade winds, typical day in a tropical forest, connection between slash-and-burn and the global climate
· 1 interactive mind map on rainforests in general
· 2 interactive multiple-choice tests with questions on general knowledge about rainforests and their destruction
· 1 matching exercise to deepen the students? knowledge of the three levels of rainforest protection
· 5 information sheets on the topics: general characteristics of rainforests, soil characteristics, species diversity, genetic wealth, and consumer tips for rainforest-friendly behavior
· 1 inquiry task on the rainforest pharmacy (with link list)
· 1 role-playing game on the dangers for rainforests
· 1 link list

Information and ideas:
The media in the content package are also available as individual media on the media portal.


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Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

The three levels of rainforest protection (matching exercise)

Matching exercise:
What opportunities does an individual have to campaign for tropical rainforests?

With this exercise structured as a mind map, the students can deepen their knowledge about how they can protect rainforests. To do so, they match the word cards to the three levels of rainforest protection:
· Level 1: Change consumer behavior
· Level 2: Support environmental organizations
· Level 3: Get involved in politics
The matches can be evaluated by clicking the "Check" button. Independently of this, the solution can be shown and hidden at any time without interfering with the status of the matching exercise.


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Bild

Siemens Stiftung

How to recognize rainforest protection

Photo collage:
Overview of consumer labels ("eco labels") from which sustainable use of tropical wood can be inferred.

The photo collage shows some products with eco labels:
· Toilet paper and a paper notebook with the Blue Angel (Germany-specific label)
· A package of tea with the fair trade label
· An ax with a wooden handle and the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) label
The latter two eco labels are used internationally.

Information and ideas:
The students can learn more about the individual labels on the Web. For which products are they granted and what are the criteria for granting them?
The students can learn about other labels, such as PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification), FFCS (Finnish Forest Certification System), and "Rainforest Alliance certified/verified."
In addition, the students can list the pros and cons of eco labels: Can such certification really save tropical rainforests?


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Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

B6 Renewable energies (student instructions)

Experimentation instructions for Experimento | 10+:
Detailed instructions and questions for students on conducting the experiment "Renewable energies - Sun, water, wind, hydrogen, and fuel cell". This experiment comprises four subexperiments.

The experiment comprises four subexperiments:
· Electrical energy from the radiant energy of light
· Electrical energy from hydropower
· Electrical energy from wind power
· Conversion of electrical energy into chemical energy and vice versa

For each subexperiment, the students are first provided with an overview of the materials to be used and safety information. This overview is followed by the detailed, step-by-step instructions for conducting the experiment. Afterwards, the students are asked to note their observations. Specific questions are used to guide the students as they analyze the results of the experiments. At the end, the students are asked probing questions related to the experiment (an answer sheet is available for teachers).

Notes:
· Observe the safety information in the instructions as well as the applicable safety guidelines for your school and discuss it with your students.
· This student instruction is also available in Word format (doc-file).

Arbeitsblatt

Siemens Stiftung

B6 Renewable energies (worksheet 2)

Worksheet for subject teaching in English:
For the student experimentation instructions of the same name. Methodology tool: domino developed by Josef Leisen and Heinz Klippert.


Note: This worksheet has been developed especially for subject teaching in English and for language-sensitive subject teaching. It uses the domino methodology tool developed by Josef Leisen and Heinz Klippert. The domino is well suited for introducing and practicing an unfamiliar subject matter and is also suited for internal differentiation.
Students whose native language is not English and who do not have strong English skills receive support and training in understanding the technical vocabulary. They work with the specialized vocabulary and in this way acquire the ability to communicate about specific subjects.


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Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

How I as a consumer can protect tropical rainforests

Information sheet:
Some tips for rainforest-friendly behavior as a consumer.

The text provides information about possibilities we have as consumers to behave in a "rainforest-friendly" manner, for example:
· Eat a vegetarian diet
· Support fair trade
· Use nontropical wood
· Use recycled paper
It mentions a few seals of approval, such as the FSC seal and the Blue Angel, which enable consumers to recognize "rainforest friendliness."


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Anderer Ressourcentyp

Siemens Stiftung

B6 Renewable energies (answer sheet)

Answer sheet:
For the student experimentation instructions of the same name.


The answer sheet contains sample answers to all questions asked in the student experimentation instructions. In some cases, the answers are very short, often only in the form of key words. Depending on the learning objective, they can be augmented and enlarged upon with additional material from textbooks or Internet research.
Likewise, the answer sheet will be elaborate on the analyses for the individual subexperiments, but only in cases where experience shows that there could be difficulties.

You will find more detailed information in the related experimentation instructions for Experimento | 10+ "B6 Renewable energies (student instructions)", which are available on the media portal of the Siemens Stiftung.

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Siemens Stiftung

B6 Renewable energies (worksheet 3)

Worksheet for subject teaching in English:
For the student experimentation instructions of the same name. Methodology tool: word string developed by Josef Leisen and Heinz Klippert.


Note: This worksheet has been developed especially for subject teaching in English and for language-sensitive subject teaching. It uses the word string methodology tool developed by Josef Leisen and Heinz Klippert. The word string supports the introduction of typical sentence structures in subject teaching and is a language aid for the students.
Students whose native language is not English and who do not have strong English skills receive support and training in understanding the technical vocabulary. They work with the specialized vocabulary and in this way acquire the ability to communicate about specific subjects.


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Video

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Historical evolution of land use

Video (00:54 minutes):
The Earth?s forests are increasingly being replaced by agricultural space.

Forests have always been cleared and green spaces used for agricultural purposes. An animation of a world map illustrates the global expansion of agricultural lands from the year 900 to the present.

This video is an excerpt from the teaching DVD, "Mensch und Klima - Klimaveränderung".

Primärmaterial/Quelle

Siemens Stiftung

Energy for the future: Renewable energies

Website:
Re-energy.ca provides background information, practical ideas and links on the topic of "renewable energies?.

The website contains information about renewable energy sources: sun, wind power, hydropower, biomass, geothermal energy, etc. You can download basic information on the topic or go to the related links. Considerable teaching material is available on the topic for teachers.

Information and ideas:
Students gather practical experience on the topic of renewable energies by designing their own energy model based on simple designs, for example a wind turbine, a biogas generator or a solar car, etc.