29. July 2020

FCHgo Live Stream at the End of May
Offering online alternatives in times of social distancing We want to bring hydrogen education to schools. But with schools closed due to the pandemic, we had to adapt: we made hydrogen education available from home. At the end of May, the FCHgo Consortium launched a live event via YouTube. Federico Corni from the University of Bolzano, Tiziana Altiero from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and Barbara Grazzini from InEuropa srl presented the project,... Read More

19. May 2020

FCHgo goes beyond classroom walls. With our new initiative FCHgo at Home we want to show that the energy of hydrogen can be discovered everywhere. Most of the educational materials of the FCHgo toolkit can be easily done at home. We have put together a selection here on our website. And although we miss the time spent together in European classrooms before the corona breakout, the FCHgo! community is still alive. Join us on social media for some new and exciting... Read More

5. May 2020

In Germany almost 100 children aged between 6 and 12 years experienced the FCHgo pilot lessons about energy and fuel cells. The classroom sessions were led by the German association for sustainable development agado and besides activities from the FCHgo toolkit they also proposed additional games and exercises drawn from the FCHgo playful approach to teaching. Let’s have a closer look into the classrooms, where FCHgo lessons were held. With help of Sandrina... Read More

17. April 2020

This story about the FCHgo pilot classroom activities comes from Italy. Paola Morelli tells us her experience with the FCHgo educational path. Hello, I am Paola Morelli and I have been the expert for the FCHgo project in different primary and secondary schools in 2019-2020 in the province of Modena, Italy. This is the story of the educational path that I have ran together with the teachers Chiara Facchetti and Donatella di Giuseppe in a 8th grade of the lower... Read More

7. April 2020

This article about the FCHgo pilot classroom activities brings us to Poland. Janek, primary school pupil in Ośniszczewko, tells us what he learned about the "Volta battery" during one of the FCHgo lessons held at his school. Report by Janek Rakszawski, 1st class, Ośniszczewko, Pomerania-Kujawy, Poland (with help of Ms Kasia) I  live  in a small village (Ośniszczewko), just in the middle of Poland. With our teacher, Ms Kasia, we started to discover the... Read More

6. April 2020

Children experiment with a hydrogen fuel cell at the FCHgo kidslab of ZHAW in Winterthur
The FCHgo repository of educational materials on hydrogen and fuel cells is growing! The newest addition to the toolkit materials is a video presentation by DTU explaining how fuel cells work. Taking the example of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell, the presentation shows the difference between combustion of hydrogen and the reaction of hydrogen and air inside a fuel cell, which generates electricity. The video is available in English and Danish and suitable for children... Read More

30. March 2020

Italian teacher Irene D'Agostino from primary school Don Bosco in Bozen-Bolzano shares in this article how the FCHgo lessons went in her class. Find out from her personal report on the lessons, what activities the pupils were particularly excited about and why confetti played a significant role. My name is Irene D’Agostino and I have been teaching at primary school Don Bosco since 2007.  Primary school Don Bosco belongs to Istituto Comprensivo Bolzano 2. In... Read More

18. February 2020

The contest “World of the future: the best FCH application” aims at raising awareness and interest in fuel cells and hydrogen technologies (FCH) among teachers, schoolchildren and their families. How could future applications of fuel cells and hydrogen look like? That is the challenge of the contest, which encourages pupils to explore the potential of FCH applications and their significant contribution to European energy targets. The school contest launched... Read More

11. February 2020

Are you curious to find out who inspired the FCHgo award ‘World of the future: the best FCH application’ and coordinates the competition? We are pleased to introduce to you Barbara Grazzini from the FCHgo partner InEuropa team, which is in charge of the FCHgo award. In this interview Barbara tells more about the idea behind the award, her recommendations for pupils that would like to participate and what she hopes participants will take away from the FCHgo... Read More

11. February 2020

How can pupils in elementary school grasp the concept of energy? What are means to engage them and how to use scientific terms? These were some of the questions raised and discussed at the national training workshops for teachers using the FCHgo toolkit. The main objective of the training sessions was to introduce teachers to the materials of the toolkit and to the corresponding lesson plans. The individual materials are part of a comprehensive educational path... Read More