Middle school

In the first year of operation, Ung SciShop worked together with two classes and their teachers at the middle school in Sjöbo municipality and in Lund municipality, at Storkskolan in Blentarp and Svaleboskolan in Veberöd. The questions raised by the middle school children within Ung SciShop meant that six university students at the Master's program LUMES saw that there was a need for educational material and in group work they developed the card game "Go fish in Vombsjön".

The work together with middle school classes

Introduction to the work: Choose something in nature that you want to explore.
Find out and think: How is this connected to other things in nature? Why is it important? How do I relate to this?

I Sjöbo kommun var elever i Blentarp nyfikna på kretsloppen i naturen och funderade på hur de kunde fördjupa sitt arbete genom att formulera frågor.

In the municipality of Lund, students in Veberöd explored connections in nature to develop questions for Lund University.

Questions and proposals for solutions for climate change and in sustainable development that middle school children brought forward in conversations with researchers from LUCSUS at Lund University in autumn 2021.

Read more about the LUMES students and the card game Finns i Vombsjön, which is available in both an English and Swedish version.

University students' work

Based on the questions raised by the middle school students, six university students took on the quest how sustainability issues can be visualized and discussed among young people and in families. 

Together, the students designed the game "Go fish in Vombsjön". The game is an educational tool that teaches children about the various sustainability issues around lake Vombsjön in Skåne, what problems exist, what causes them and how a family can contribute to reducing the problems. The development of the game was done by the students in the course "Knowledge to Action" (K2A) within the Master's program in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science (LUMES) at Lund University.

Public activity during the Biosphere Festival

At the start-up in September 2021, the Ung SciShop project was presented to the public. The activity was held at Stensoffa, which is a research station for the biology department at Lund University. Filmmaker Nille Leander interviewed the partner organizations in Ung SciShop, Sara Brogaard from LUCSUS at Lund University and Jasmine Cederqvist from ARNA. See this, and other, films that present Ung SciShop på youtube

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