GreenSTEM

GreenSTEM@VCU integrates science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education with a focus on energy and the environment using service-learning techniques for middle school science, mathematics and technology teachers.

GreenSTEM’s video series highlights STEM education in action through various activities implemented with middle school students.

Through a partnership between the VCU Service-Learning Office and the GFC Chongyou Wen Foundation, a nongovernmental organization in Taiwan that provides youth development programming, the GreenSTEM@VCU instructional videos have been translated into Chinese and are now available at the links shown below.

About GreenSTEM

Service-Learning

Middle School students participate in service-learning courses, integrating key scientific concepts to address community-identified needs.

View the Chinese translation of this GreenSTEM@VCU: Service-Learning video at https://youtu.be/JJGjNYdTJPw.

Download the Service-Learning Unit packet (PDF)

Partnerships

Students enhance their schools and communities while preserving trees and forests while participating in service-learning projects.

View the Chinese translation of this GreenSTEM@VCU: Partnerships video at https://youtu.be/zhSRNI2hYhY.

Download the Partnerships Unit packet (PDF)

Youth Voice

Middle school students develop community connections and leadership skills through service-learning projects.

View the Chinese translation of this GreenSTEM@VCU: Youth Voice video at https://youtu.be/uw7hJT-auJ4

Download the Youth Voice Unit packet (PDF)

Reflection

Service-learning doesn’t end when the community service project is complete. Students reflect on their experiences through journaling and group reflections.

View the Chinese translation of this GreenSTEM@VCU: Reflection video at https://youtu.be/-jhX7t-LCZQ

Download the Reflection Unit packet (PDF)

Alternative Energy

Today’s students learn about using a balance of energy sources that includes renewable and alternative energy.

View the Chinese translation of this GreenSTEM@VCU: Alternative Engergy video at https://youtu.be/hyJx9X5h-wc.

Download the Alternative Energy Unit packet (PDF)

Solar Energy

Students learn to create solar cells to capture the sun’s energy and transform it into electricity.

View the Chinese translation of this GreenSTEM@VCU: Solar Engergy video at https://youtu.be/u2rTpZNo1pA

Download the Solar Energy Unit packet (PDF)

Runoff

Students learn about water runoff and the effects pollution has on our water systems.

View the Chinese translation of this GreenSTEM@VCU: Runoff video at https://youtu.be/tBQgXEx9Axk.

Download the Runoff Unit packet (PDF)

Carbon Sequestration

Students in middle school investigate how trees can offset carbon dioxide emissions.

View the Chinese translation of this GreenSTEM@VCU: Carbon Sequestration video at https://youtu.be/e7YJosRbhRQ.

Download the Carbon Sequestration Unit packet (PDF)

Download the Carbon Mass Calculation Spreadsheet (Excel)

This material is based upon work supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service under Learn and Serve America Grant No. 09KSSVA002. Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Corporation or the Learn and Serve America Program.