The best of Nord StarT 2021
Nord StarT climate change competition has two categories:
- Projects made by teams of children and youth
- Educational practices shared by teachers and educators
Here are listed the nominees of the Nord StarT 2021 competition in both categories. First, we share more information on the inspiring project works through videos and project diaries. Second, you can learn about the educational practices by watching a short video. The winners of the competition were chosen from these nominees.
Check out the Nord StarT 2021 nominees listed below. You can get to know more about each project through project videos and learning diaries linked next to each project.
Bokashi ja biohiili puutarhakasvatuksessa (Bokashi and biocarbon in horticultural farming)
Name of the learning community: Päiväkoti piilometsä
Category: 0 to 5-year-olds
What subjects have been used in the project: gardening education, biology, chemistry
Shortly: In this project the garden of the kindergarten was utilised to teach children about climate change and eco-deeds that children can participate with. The children were familiarized with the concept of bokashi by making their own bokashi container and using their own bokashi fluid to fertilize the garden in a climate friendly way. They also made their own biochar for the garden by burning fallen branches in a homemade biocharer.
Pienet ja ilmastonmuutos (Small and climate change)
Name of the learning community: Vuoksenniskan koulukeskus
Category: 13 to 15-year-olds
What subjects have been used in the project: biology, chemistry, statistics, mathematics
Shortly: In this project older students made a survey for younger students to see what kind of preconceptions they had about climate change. Based on the survey they planned a lesson and completed another survey to see what they had learned.
Myrkyt luonnossa (Toxins in nature)
Name of the learning community: Rajamäen lukio
Category: 16 to 18-year-olds
What subjects have been used in the project: chemistry, biology
Link to the project diary
Shortly: The purpose of the project was to grow shoots from corn grains and look at how the toxins r in bodies of water affect the growth of plants. As a part of the project, students synthesized and extracted different toxins to mix into the soil which they used to grow plants. For comparison, they grew a control plant in toxin-free soil.
Youth Race-To-Zero Climate Action
Name of the learning community: FIN-CHI Innovation and Education Association
Category: 16 to 18-year-olds
What subjects have been used in the project:
Shortly: The team project is about climate change actions for zero carbon emissions. Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero-carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.
Best educational practices
SDG-Global connection point (Finland)
Name of the learning community: FCIEA（FIN-CHI Innovation and Education Association
Sustainable Poetry (Sweden)
Name of the learning community: Sustainable Poetry