The VERBUND Climate School Challenge
Together against climate change
The youngest will be most strongly affected by climate change in the future. This is why the Hohe Tauern National Park and VERBUND want to reach out to these young people in particular and help them to take action together using digital learning methods. In the new Climate School Challenge, elementary school students are taught the basic knowledge they need to understand the complex interrelationships of our climate system. As before, the online climate school can be combined with a trip to the national park or a visit by national park rangers to the school – however in times of distance learning, exclusive work with the online tool is becoming increasingly important.
Learning and having fun at the same time
After ovos created a Climate School Challenge for secondary school in 2018, Hohe Tauern National Park approached us again to expand the portal for elementary school. With both fresh content and a simple, clear presentation of complex topics, we then made it our mission to make a Climate School Challenge colorful and educationally accessible for young children.
The knowledge is divided into several modules. This makes it easy to allocate time in class or at home, and topics can be covered according to plan. This also ensures that the young target group’s attention is not stretched and allows them to enjoy learning. The access is designed to be low-threshold and forgives mistakes by offering the possibility to repeat a module and try again. This way, ovos offers teachers support for blended learning in order to integrate digital teaching tools such as the online climate school into traditional lessons.
The path through the Challenge
Multimedia explains everything about the climate in a colorful and simple way.
Different tasks test the students’ knowledge. Making mistakes and repeating the module are encouraged.
Points and badges reward participation.
(4) Comparison & Competition
High scores and statistics encourage persistence.
(5) Confirmation of success
A printable certificate confirms success.