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About this STEM integrated learning scenario

The aim of this Learning Scenario is to make students aware of how the knowledge they acquired in STEM subjects like Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry is applied in everyday life. For this reason, in order to provide a concrete example, we examine the cost of energy consumption in students’ households, the impact of various energy sources on the environment and the processes through which a source of energy can be converted to another one. With this Learning Scenario, we expect that students will understand and become familiar with the phenomenon of pollution caused by energy production, and they will learn how to plan actions aimed at environmental protection.

Author(s): Edyta Węgrzyn,  Ewelina Słowińska,  Karolina Kasperska

Subject(s): Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics

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Related real-life questions

This learning scenario explores the following real-life questions:

  • What is the cost of energy and how can we decrease it?
  • What are traditional sources of energy?
  • What are alternatives energy sources on Earth?
  • What chemical compounds are produced in the processes of burning fossil fuels? How do they affect the environment?

Related STEM Careers

With this learning scenario, students will have the opportunity to work with activities and materials that will introduce them to several potential STEM career paths, including:

  • Biologists and environmental protection experts
  • Mathematicians and statisticians
  • Chemists
  • Environmental engineers

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