Main subject: Science
related subject: Geography
Duration: 30 minutes.
Age groups: Age 11, Age 12
Submitted by: Pasi Kallio Finland
To increase critical thinking skills and awareness of environment in pupils.
Implemented digital tools:
www.thinglink.com; tablets or mobile devices; everyone needs internet connection; teacher needs to have registered
Supported digital competence for student:
Information and data literacy, Communication and collaboration, Problem solving
Elaboration of the competences:
An interactive gallery of photos with possibilities to zoom for more detail, and also embedded interactive quiz questions about the specifics, differences and similarities of Finnish and American flora. Work in pairs or small groups.
Tablet reservation; the teacher has taken photos of nearby environment flowers, trees and plants, and downloaded photos from Google that deal with flowers, trees and plants in the USA. They have also downloaded all the photos to www.thinglink.com using their account.
Checking homework; some questions to the class about Finnish and US flora: are they the same or different? Why do you think that is? Accompanied by photos for example.
Next, the class goes to www.thinglink.com, and uses the key codes teacher has provided them to log in. With Thinglink, the teacher has made an interactive gallery of photos with possibilities to zoom for more detail, and also embedded interactive quiz questions about the specifics, differences and similarities of Finnish and American flora. The pace of answering quiz questions is regulated by the teacher, but pupils are free to click and think about them in pairs or small groups.
The task is concluded with thinking about reasons behind the differences and similarities across Finland and the US wildlife. Related homework.