A PLAYFUL PROGRAM TO RISE CLIMATE CHANGE AWARENESS IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOL
A. RÁZSI, Boglárka TÓTH
ABSTRACT. – A Playful Program to Rise Climate Change Awareness in the Primary School. The aim of the program is to draw the primary school children's attention to the phenomenon of climate change, including its causes, consequences, and to key options of climate conscious life-style. Meanwhile, changes in knowledge of the children who participate in the program are measured. We have developed a program to raise awareness, which can be realised in an afternoon session at any public school.. In the first step we describe the substance of climate change by a film and a short lecture, then we further deepen the children's knowledge by playful exercises in a steeplechase consisting of six different ‘stations’. The paper describes the tasks at the ‘stations’ and the results of knowledge tests before and after the program.
Keywords: climate change, awareness raising, steeplechase, knowledge tests