The GAIA Educational lab kit
The consortium compiled the finalized material related to GAIA’s educational lab kit in the form of the GAIA Lab Kit Booklet (PDF), with a series of guides available for Lab Kit activities. For each activity, we include the the necessary cognitive background for the students’ teams (theoretical and practical) and a short description of the tasks to be completed (goals). One set of material concerns the educators, identifying the educational target for each activity, the methods used, as well as a schedule for the proposed lab activity. Another set of material addresses the students’ part, giving specific instructions on how to perform the envisioned activities, explaining how to interconnect sensors and electronic components, etc. Difficulty levels are also indicated in the material, with more complex challenges such as coding questions and exercises are available (for e.g., high school, or more advanced students).
The GAIA Playbook
The GAIA Playbook (PDF) is meant to serve as a summary of the produced educational guidelines material, or as “best-of” compilation of templates and activities, aimed towards educators that are interested in conducting energy-saving activities in their schools. A number of elements included in the Playbook have been first reported in deliverables in the project. We include a set of the most practical ones, that can be integrated within a school curriculum and be used to kick-start sustainability awareness and energy-saving activities together with students.
Energy consumption levels monitoring examples using the GAIA tools
In this guide, we provide some practical examples of how to use the tools and the infrastructure provided by GAIA to conduct energy-related measurements within a school building.