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Pavlína Jiroušková
Chemistry teacher at Lauder Schools of Prague
Teacher at an associated school
Chemistry and Water Treatment
Topics related to the resource
Water cycle and water filtration
Examples of learning objectives
The resource gives all the necessary information required for its implementation by using the right amount of text in pop-up images.
The resource was used to obtain ideas and information for small group of students. Outcomes of using the resource were interactive models, papers, posters and many more. The group of students presented the outcomes to their schoolmates of Lauder schools. The presentation was focused on water characteristics and water recycling in the past, today and in the future.
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Information about the class
The resource was used at Lauder schools of Prague. The school offered children leisure activities focused on chemistry education. Mixed age group of eight students (lower high school) worked together as an educational group. Older students cooperated with younger ones. They worked as a real team for four days. After that they prepared a presentation. The presentation was involved in the whole-school project named “So that there is no deluge after us”. The school project was presented in Korunní Theatre at Prague ( Approximately 12 groups of students presented their outcomes there (not just the chemistry leisure club). The main topics of all the students groups were recycling, ecology, green architecture and so on. About 150 children were present in the auditorium of the theater; there were students, their teachers and parents.
Suggestion for use
1. Students learned about water and environment. They used some textbooks and ICT and they learned together in an educational group with their chemistry teacher.
2. Students used resources on CIAAN portal and chose the most related resources to their topic.
3. Together with their teacher, they learned characteristics of the water, structures, reactions and water treatment and used the resource named Chemistry and Water Treatment. They discussed animation demonstrating water filtration.
4. They created a real model that can filter colored water to clear water. They used PET bottles, sand and other needs for that.
5. Students prepared a show for their schoolmates. During the show they explained principles of water filtration and added some posters and banners. They also explained structure and some chemical properties of water, and showed how water purifier works. The show was presented to approximately 150 people.
6. Students will exhibit the models and posters at the Lauder schools premises. Other students will use the models in the future.
Insights into student
use / thinking
- Students prepared presentation for 150 people and after that they received great applause from other students, teachers and parents who attended the theater.
- Students had the joy of success, it was certainly encouraging them for the further study of chemistry
Teacher’s conclusions
- Students were very active and inquisitive. They cooperated together very well and prepared useful models of water filtration. The teacher evaluated the CIAAN portal and resources very positively. She will use its resources further.
-It was motivating that resources were in English but it was problematic too. The teacher did not speak English but students and other teachers helped her with translation.

National Reports on successful experiences to promote lifelong learning for chemistry The national reports on chemistry successful experiences to promote lifelong learning for chemistry are now available on the related section of the project portal. The reports presents examples of successful experiences in the partner countries and the results of testing of ICT resources with science teachers.