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Class VII – Eco Club

Learning Objective – Understanding good sustainability practices and learning how to be nature stewards

Education for Sustainability – February 2017

Students played a dumb charades game to recap the key words learnt during their SUPW sessions this year.

Education for Sustainability – January 2017 

Watching a video ‘World without Oil – What if all the Oil ran out’

Education for Sustainability – November 2016 

A classroom discussion on the Kaveri water dispute – why do people dispute over the environment and nature?

An outdoor activity to understand the concept of a ‘water shed’ (the catchment area for water). Different parts of the palm denote areas like hills, tributaries, rivers. Water flow in different scenarios were explored.

Education for Sustainability – September 2016 

Collecting leaves, twigs or any other natural product.

Students then analyzed the shapes of the natural items they collected. They came to the conclusion that nature makes things in all shapes but not in the square shape. As for humans, we design and manufacture many of our products in the square shape for ease of transportation and storage. They discussed on the ‘square watermelons’ which are now being grown and the pros and cons of meddling with nature.

Education for Sustainability – August 2016 

The assignment was to design an eco friendly car; students came up with their own unique ideas, which were presented through charts and small models.

Eco Friendly car ideas on paper

Modelling their ideas

Education for Sustainability – July 2016

Students traced the lifecycle of a notebook and made a chart to depict the same. This month, they are also involved in a ‘Pencil Game’. It is designed to serve as a recap of the concepts learnt earlier. It puts to test the students’ understanding of keywords required for delving deeper into the subject.

Charting out the Lifecycle of a Notebook

They did cross words on eco topics and also did a ‘Find the Word activity’

Education for Sustainability – June 2016

Students participated in an activity which made use of pebbles to represent available finite resources. They collected pebbles for their group and understood the importance of “taking just enough” and not hoarding. They connected this activity to the environment and sustainability.

Students watched a video on ‘Ecological Footprint’. They calculated their ecological footprint by visiting the website specified. Following which, they noted down their findings on paper.

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