Climate Change action continues with Kråkbergsskolan students

As a continuation of the activity started last May, a group of fifteen Kråkbergsskolan students took part of the Climate Change activity organized by GAS with the goal to improve their awareness about the global phenomena and become familiar with some skills and tools used by professional researchers to do their work.

Guided by GAS environmental researcher Shaktiman Singh the students developed a two days research plan where they used data from real weather stations at different places of the world, like Australia, Ukraine, Spain etc…, and plotted and analized them using a pre-decided methodology. During this activity they have learned to select specific landscapes using tools like Google Earth for mapping, noting down main basic environmental parameters, like temperature and precipitation, to observe changes in different time periods. Looking at a time series of data they were able to observe the general trend in temperatures increasing, experiencing the reality of Climate Change. This was a way to learn about the phenomena looking at real data as their main knowledge source instead of using other alternative sources like internet or media where sometimes fake news are present.

The students also debated about the figure of Greta Thunberg and her proposed “Fridays Climate Change school strikes”.

The Climate Change Action activity has been possible thanks to the cooperation of TeknikCollege, especiall Linda Rönbäck, and of Andreas Wallgren, a teacher at Kråkbergsskolan. Special thanks for all their support!

GAS-LTU Environmental Researcher Shaktiman Singh giving Kråkbergsskolan group some indications.
Credits: GAS Group
Kråkbergsskolan stundents from Shaktiman how to use Goggle Earth tools to search for main landscapes changes relate to specific weather conditions during a period of time.
Credits: GAS Group