C. Learning from the experts

  • The project partners from Greece visited the Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center and consolidated knowledge on renewable sources of energy which they had acquired in Science class.

    The Sway presentation "Renewable sources of energy" below is the children's attempt to share the new knowledge with our project partners. Each block of the presentation consists of an image (a photo taken during the children's interaction with the expert) and a text provided by a different pair of children during ICT classes. The texts come in the form of captions explaining what is depicted in the images.

    After the visit, the pupils worked on renewable sources of energy in groups of three. Each group was named after a pollution-free source and the pupils were asked to draw a picture of the source and dramatize what they have learnt. The children acted out dialogues in Greek taking up the roles of scientists and reporters. The texts they wrote in Greek and the drawings they drew are collected in the TwinBoard below.

  • What we have learnt.

    Wind power
    Solar energy

    plant materials

    Renewable resources

    include solar energy, wind, falling water, the heat of the earth (geothermal), plant materials (biomass), waves, ocean currents, temperature differences in the oceans and the energy of the tides.

    Wind power (text in Greek)

    Wind power or wind energy is the use of wind to provide the mechanical power through wind turbines to turn electric generators. In ancient Greece people used wind power to move windmills and grind grain into flour.

    Geothermal power (text in Greek)

    Geothermal energy uses the heat trapped beneath the Earth's surface to generate electricity. Conventional geothermal energy utilizes steam from natural sources such as geysers, or by drawing water from the hot, high-pressue depths of the Earth. Magma Power: Scientists Drill into Volcano to Harness its Energy.