Classroom Activities

In the framework of the project interdisciplinary classroom activities targeted at Upper Primary and Secondary students, relating light pollution with Sciences, Arts, & Humanities are developed. The use of new technologies and digital tools is encouraged in all activities. These instruments  assist students and teachers in making their own discoveries and sharing them with their communities, thus developing their problem-solving, communication and collaboration competences.

The educational scenarios (implemented in the form of classroom activities) will be developed under four major modules:

a. Light pollution in a nutshell,

b. Light pollution Mapping,

c. Energy conservation & efficiency, and

d. Light pollution & environment.

Earth Observation and Light Pollution monitoring in the classroom

This toolkit provides information how you can access digital resources about light pollution via internet in the classroom and how to work with them.
Age group: 12-14
– Pdf
– Word
The related Video will soon be made available here.

Light Pollution Monitoring and Mitigation & Energy Resources

Resources and a Tool for Light Pollution Monitoring and Mitigation are available here:
Age group: 9-14
– Pdf
– Word

Suggested Lesson Plans for Teachers, Energy Resources & Light Pollution Mitigation
1) Energy consumption and efficiency, age group 10-12: – Pdf
2) Light Pollution in a nutshell, age group 6-12: – Pdf
3) Light Pollution Mapping, age group 13-18: – Pdf

 

Modelling Street Lights

Modelling different shielding’s and their effects on the visibility of artificial stars with an easy electric circuit and measurement setup
Age group: 10 – 15
– Pdf
– Word

Street Light Dimmer with PIR Sensor

Students will engage in an experiential learning activity involving the simulation of LED dimming on a micro:bit device.
Age group: 10 – 18
– Pdf
– Word

Modelling a Spectroscope

To find out more about the sources of light pollution and their color bands, this toolkit provides options how you can build your own, simple spectroscopes in the classroom.
Age group: 10-14
– Pdf
– Word

Wildlife Workbook

Images to match animal types, coloring pages, mazes, anagrams, draw a story, write a letter, connect the dots, word search;
All with short explanations about light pollution and the effect on the wildlife.
Age group: 5-9
– Pdf

Using Robotic Telescopes

Users of the Faulkes Telescope Project are also welcome to explore the effects of light pollution when using professional telescopes at rather dark sites. Here you will also find out the effects of natural light sources like the full moon.
This toolkit is splitted in 2 sections, depending on age and experience of the users:

Part 1 – General Observations
Age group: 10-14
– Pdf
– Word

Part 2 – Measurement of the limiting Magnitude
Age group: 16+
This toolkit is still an ongoing project, however experienced teachers are most welcome to participate here.