Between 25th March and 30th April 2019, the participants of the “Boosting Bioeconomy Knowledge in Schools” Massive Open Online Course were invited to submit their learning scenarios to the BLOOM “Teach bioeconomy!” competition. The subject? Teaching bioeconomy in STEM lessons.
The 36 eligible submissions were evaluated in a two-stage judging process. First, with an initial selection by European Schoolnet, and then, the winning entries were decided by the “Teach bioeconomy!” jury panel.
As a result of this competition hosted by BLOOM and supported by Scientix, the community of science education in Europe, six submissions were selected by the competition jury to be published as part of the BLOOM School Box! The topics were varied:
Don’t waste your waste! – Raising bioeconomy awareness (Olga Grigoriadou, Eleni Voukloutzi)
Yeast, biofuels and novel biotechnology techniques (Iro Koliakou, Afroditi Kalkani)
Let’s talk about bioenergy and our lives! (Lorena Elena Olaru)
The benefits of composting – How we can produce organic fertiliser in our school garden (Olympia Bantouvaki and Niki Klonari)
Biofuel production from fruit waste (Mustafa Bozoğlan)
Back to the Future (Leyla Yağuş)
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists for being published in the BLOOM Schoolbox!
The BLOOM School Box
The BLOOM School Box is a collection of bioeconomy related teaching resources which educators can use to introduce the concept of bioeconomy in their classrooms as a trigger to raise student interest in science subjects and their awareness of important societal challenges. The basis of the Bloom School Box are five innovative learning scenarios, created and tested in classrooms by the 20 Bloom expert teachers. These Future Classroom Scenarios were developed using the Future Classroom Toolkit methodology. Six additional bioeconomy teaching resources were selected to be included following the “Teach bioeconomy!” competition.
Find out how the BLOOM School Box has been developed in this video!