[WATCH] GĦAJN Educational Resources – Online Virtual Lessons
During the COVID-19 pandemic period, the Energy and Water Agency launched its online resources to provide educational tools to educators, parents, and students to continue with the educational process despite the extraordinary circumstances we were living in. These resources took the form of short virtual video lessons aimed at primary school students, together with further online resources to complement these lessons. These are focused on water in the Maltese Islands and although they are mainly targeted towards younger audiences, they can easily be enjoyed by the general public, students, teachers, and parents alike.
The Agency's National Conservation Awareness Centre, GĦAJN in Rabat, which is used to host hundreds of students daily, is currently closed; and with these virtual sessions, we aim to provide a glimpse of the experience offered to our visitors. These lessons will be taking place through the use of puppets and are in the form of a short sketch. Together with the sketch, one can also find videos and pictures that will aid the understanding of the issues presented during these lessons.
The first lesson is titled the Water Cycle and as the name aptly indicates, this short sketch tackles the cycle of water mainly on the Maltese Islands.
The second lesson is titled 'Water in the Maltese Islands' and as the name aptly indicates, this short sketch tackles the management of ground-water and also water production on the Maltese islands.
The third lesson is titled 'The Water Footprint' and as the name aptly indicates, this sketch tackles the water used for the production of food and other assets used in our daily life.
The fourth lesson is titled 'Saving Water' and as the name aptly indicates, this sketch tackles the water for domestic and agricultural use.
The fifth lesson is titled 'Water Saving' and as the name aptly indicates, this sketch tackles the water for domestic and agricultural use.
The target audience for these lessons is mainly Year 4 and Year 5 students (students aged between 7 and 10 years old). The production of these online lessons is supported by the LIFE RBMP Malta project, in particular Action C4 which focuses on educational activities promoting the conservation of water resources.