A three day STEM event took place in Petra Preradović Elementary School. The project was organized in cooperation with associations and organizations that promote the popularization of science and technology.
These are Scientix, FabLab, CARNET, the Croatian Community of Technical Culture, Smartplay and Bioteka.
The aim of the project was to popularize science in the educational system and to develop the skills and competences of students in the field of technology and information and communication sciences in a fun and educational way.
On the first day, 27th of March, three workshops were organised for teachers: FabLab makerspace robotic workshop, The scientific method of teaching workshop and a talk held by the famous Croatian astronomer Korado Korlević
On the second and third days, 28th and 29th of March, workshops were held for children in the open space of our school yard: there was a combination of science (biology, physics), technology (FabLab, Makerspace, SmartPlay), engineering (The Croatian community for technical education) and mathematics. Art was represented in the creative outputs of all participants.
Over 800 pupils from 10 schools attended the event. It was a great success as can be seen in the following e-book:
We are the first ones in Ukraine to introduce a new approach of studying by combining theory and practice in a single direction, helping our students to demonstrate the power of science in the beginnings of each of them!
The “Junior STEM Festival” took place on the ground floor of the Lesvos Chamber on Saturday, March 16, 2019 (Arduino Day 2019) at 11 am and it was a great success as it was attended by many students, parents and teachers.
STEM is an approach to education designed to teach mathematics and science and is vital to a basic understanding of the universe. STEM can be described as a new “post-scientific branch”.
The event was an initiative of the Directorate of Secondary Education in Lesvos and the EKFE Lesvou (Laboratory Center of Natural Sciences), organized by the Association of Greek Physicists and the Environmental Education Center of Evergetoula.
Although the idea of the project arose in the previous academic year, it is being shaped now.
One thing that is very important in the realization of a STE(A)M project are the connections that are made between students, teachers, educational community and external agents (scientists, institutions, companies, industries, etc.).
In the definition and design of a project, I like to draw a general guide that allows the natural growth of the project. Throughout the project new ramifications will arise, new ideas will be added and people will be added as collaborators and partners.