SCRATCH IN STEM EDUCATION

In today’s conditions where technological development is very fast, both new generation students and technology are in a closer relationship than teachers. MEB General Directorate of Educational Technologies on the integration of innovation and technology into education policies. It will support permanent and meaningful learning in teachers’ technology classrooms. In this direction, the importance of technology integration increases in teaching new teaching methods and techniques. However, it is seen that the use of multimedia technologies in education is limited. With this study, it is aimed to develop students’ multiple cognitive thinking skills by integrating Scratch into science lessons in the educational environment in 11 secondary schools..

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ARE WE READY TO SEE HAIRY MAMMOTHS IN THE FUTURE?

Polar glaciers are losing space, and land glaciers continue to melt around the world. This event shows that ecosystem change is starting to accelerate.

Although our world has been exposed to climate changes due to natural causes in the past, since the beginning of the industrial revolution, human beings increasingly continue to release CO2 and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere by using fossil fuels.

Therefore humankind urgently needs to review this and similar patterns of behaviour that increase climate change and threaten our Earth. Climate scientists acknowledge that it is not possible to stop or reverse climate change, but it is argued that reducing emissions of greenhouse gases can overcome global warming.

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Robotics coding with STEM

Robotics coding is a division of STEM studies. STEM should not be paired with robotic coding. In robotic coding, students learn to prepare flow diagrams and enable logical thinking skills for working robot designs.

OUR WORK

Our work was supported by Bilim Kahramanlari Derneği in Turkey. In the study; students, integrated robotic coding in STEM activities.

Students received eigenvalues education. For the Problem situation; the script was transferred. Students conduct research to find solutions to the problem situation. The teacher brings together the expert on the subject with the children. The boys talked to the experts. Students make drawings and animations for the solutions they design. They get together and design the best solution with lego blocks.

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Life on the Blue Moon – Learning Scenario

This lesson plan deals with the critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity skills of Learning and Innovation Skills. Students get together and plan a Moonbase where they will build new and safe living spaces to live on the Moon. For this, they will watch the video of the best place to live on the Moon. Later, while building our house on the Moon, it should have more than a place to eat and sleep, it is the only building this month, discover its place, customize it, and watch whatever materials are needed, they will build their own home.

Subject Mathematics, Science, stem and science
Topic My learning scenario
– Mathematics – Geometric shapes and length measurements
– Science – Moon structure, properties of the Moon
– Science – Designing three-dimensional houses
Age range of students 7-8 age
Preparation time 90’
Teaching time Mathematics 30’
– Science 30’
– Science and design 30’
Online teaching material Canva: https://canva.com/
– Genially: https://www.genial.ly/
– Padlet: https://it.padlet.com/
– Thinglink: https://www.thinglink.com
– Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/?hl=it&gl=IT
Offline teaching material Interactive whiteboard
Computer and Video Tracker software (http://physlets.org/tracker/ )

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THE VALUE OF WATER. LET’S SAVE IT FOR THE FUTURE!

Abstract:

This learning scenario focuses on the economic use of resources and the student’s commitment to the growth and development process of an organism. In the process, students are expected to raise awareness about water conservation and to follow the growth and development process of a plant. Students are asked to create a design product that will enable them to measure the moisture in the soil of the plant by coding with the help of the mBlock – coding robot. Students will use the knowledge gained from science, information technology and mathematics lessons while creating the design product. The aim here is to make students realize that different disciplines can be integrated and used in daily life. With the learning scenario, while examining the growth and development process of a plant. It is aimed to contribute to the efficient use of water, which is one of the important resources in our world, by coding.

Exordium

Throughout our life, we obtain almost all of our needs directly or indirectly from nature. Considering this interaction with nature, we need to draw attention to the sustainability of the environment and the use of natural resources. Unfortunately, in our consumption habits that we have acquired to meet our needs, we often do not remember the environmental dimension, but we ignore it by thinking anthropocentrically. In order to be able to think a little more ecocentrically (environmentally centered), in order to eliminate this deficiency, it is of great importance that we are knowledgeable about environmental protection, and we reflect the awareness of water and water conservation, which is one of our natural resources, to our behaviours.

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