Junior high school

In the Autumn term of 2023, Ung SciShop worked together with Year 7 at Färsingaskolan in Sjöbo with an exciting theme about how disturbances in water flows, both when there is a drought or floods, affect various activities in society and how it is possible to prepare.

The day out was held on the beach of Lake Vombsjön, which is in the middle of the future Biosphere Reserve Storkriket. The lake is an important source of drinking water for 450,000 inhabitants in southwestern Scania. On arrival at Vombsjön, we rehearsed the theoretical parts of the theme and put it in a local perspective with where the water in Storkriket comes from and how it is purified. During the outdoor day, the groups worked on visualizing the different scenarios that the students chose to work with at school. Through visual storytelling, the flow of water in different systems and what happens in the event of various disturbances were depicted. The groups reported to each other where they put forward ideas, for example how technical solutions can clean water from microplastics or how to minimize the spread of unwanted substances in the water. Together, we thought about solutions to the challenges of the future and how each can make an impact.

Students from Grade 7 at Färsinga School in Sjöbo meet university students at LUCSUS

The students from the Färsinga School presented their theme work and their proposed solutions for water-related challenges at LUCSUS at Lund University and received feedback from researchers and from master's students at LUMES.

Public activity during the Biosphere Festival

At the beach of Lake Vombsjön, a public activity was held during the Biosphere Festival when visitors could take part in how students from junior high school in Sjöbo discussed water challenges in society and shaped them through Land Art. Among the visitors were international students from the master's program LUMES at Lund University.

The following parts are included each year in the work together with primary school classes

The basis for Ung SciShop is that knowledge and creativity solve challenges and Land Art is a way to get a hands on understanding of the issues.

Ung SciShop worked together with middle school classes in the first year and then continued in elementary school and finished with junior high school.

Collaboration with elementary schools

Each operating year is based on a theme that is adapted to the current curriculum. The practical work is developed together with the teachers involved and to the special needs found in individual classes. The feedback from the classes and their teachers shapes the next year's work.

Land Art during a day out in nature

Land Art is an art form where you create temporary art with natural materials. By using all the senses out in nature, curiosity about the connections in nature is stimulated and anchoring points are created for fact-based knowledge that stays in the memory for a long time.

Collaboration with LUCSUS

LUCSUS is an interdisciplinary center for research, education and collaboration at Lund University that works to understand and explain complex and urgent sustainability challenges.
LUCSUS at Lund university
Masterprogramme LUMES