In 2015, the United Nations established 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aiming to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. But what are the SDGs exactly? 

Exploring three of these objectives will help teenagers understand how each of us can, through small or large actions, contribute to a better world.

A new video in the "Play with science" playlist 

Integrated into the “Experiment” category of the site dedicated to 12-14 year olds (but not limited), the series “Play with Science” helps young people to discover the world, to look at it differently, and to understand how things work in a practical way. 

These videos mix both informative content, close to their daily life, and experiences that can be reproduced in class or at home. 

Among the themes already covered, we find Fun Lab: HydrogenMath PuzzleVirtual Vocations Tour and Women in Science.

The seventh and new video of the series is exploring a huge and important topic: sustainability. 

Raising such a broad topic that covers so many areas can sometimes become confusing and convoluted for students. But we also know that educating on this matter is urgent and necessary: the world is facing many interconnected challenges - environmental, social and economical, and what we do in the coming years is decisive.

This is why the video presents, as an introduction to the topic, the Sustainable Development Goals. 

screenshot of the Sustainability video presenting the sustainable development goal number 11

After a short definition, the three characters (a scientist, and Ventis and Fiu, the two friends in the shape of a robot and a cloud) explore three of the goals and give examples of concrete actions to support those SDGs. They help the teenagers discover their abilities to act, to engage as citizens, and change the world. 

Booklets for teachers and students (only available in Spanish) complement this series and encourage classroom interaction.

A co-creation with Cadigenia for the Spanish Red Cross 

These videos were produced by Cadigenia, a creative training company specialised in educational content for young audiences, especially for the Airbus Foundation Discovery Space programme deployed in partnership with the Spanish Red Cross.

Logo Cruz Roja Juventud - Youth Spanish Red Cross - Horizontal

This programme aims to promote STEAM skills among underprivileged high school students. Along with the development of soft skills such as teamwork, creativity, critical thinking, communication skills or conflict resolution.

Last year, in 2023, the Airbus Foundation Discovery Space programme reached around 6500 students in Spain.

A free resource in 4 languages

This new video was also dubbed into German, French and English, to make it accessible to a larger number of young people.  All four versions of the videos are available on the Airbus Foundation Discovery Space website, in the Play with Science section.  

So now… click here, explore and act! 

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