Thanks STEM, call me a scientist now!

Navigating to relevant activity searches this week, students focused on demonstrative videos from YouTube.

I call my students # My Innovative Scientix.

Such are they, after they tried to be researchers in the subjects of physics and chemistry this semester. They tried to formulate the generalisation of the experiment and test the jumping hypothesis.

They left … Yes, Yes they left.

The exchange of knowledge about atmospheric printing, fluidity of fluids, proportional ratios in mathematics, and errors made in measurements are unquestionably presented to the cellular apparatus and advertised in social groups.

This exchange continues even more throughout STEM (STEAM) Discovery Week. We are competitive, both within the school, the community and the entire European community throughout this scientific week. In the video, students speak in Albanian, one of the oldest languages ​​in the Balkans, but communication through experimentation makes us understand more.

Children feel motivated, look more beautiful, clearer, do not make mistakes on their experimental performance, do not be fooled by mathematical calculus actions, look nice in the picture that they will create a video for the entire experimental school bank …

How much emotions all groups have been followed by this activity …

The special ones, my Albanian scientists!

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Rhoda Math

Evento Discovery STEM Week a Genova, dedicato al problem solving attraverso un software open source (, interattivo indirizzato ai bambini della Scuola Primaria. Attraverso un algoritmo, rappresentazioni grafico-logiche, parole-problema, i bambini si inventano e raccontano problemi. Il Metodo Rhoda è stato proposto in un Progetto eTwinning “è Matematica … e noi raccontiamo”.

eTwinning project Space Adventures

In the past year, my students and I have participated in an eTwinning project called Space Adventures. Our partners were from France, Italy and Poland.

The main aim of the project is to acquire knowledge of the planets of the solar system, of exoplanets and of the ways to detect them.

Meanwhile, we also hope that students will expand their scientific English vocabulary. Not only due to the specific multilingual glossary of astronomy but also due to the collaborative activities and teamwork through which students had to gather material on famous astronomers, on planets and their environments and on modern exoplanet detection systems.

Coding was also part of the project together with the programming of software like Stellarium and of robots or drones to explore the schools. Students should improve their skills in this area too.

Final products:

  • A multilingual glossary of astronomy
  • Videos of school exploration
  • Biographies of Galileo, Copernicus, Le Verrier and Noordung
  • Jigsaw puzzles on planets
  • A scale model of the Solar System
  • An E-book for a report on the conference with scientists working on exoplanets

We planned the following activities:

Activity 1 : What do we know about the other countries?
Activity 2 : Create and vote for the best logo.
Activity 3 : A collaborative multilingual glossary of astronomy.
Activity 4 : Astronomers’ biographies.
Activity 5 : School exploration by “robots”.
Activity 6 : A video conference or a visit from an astronomer/astrophysicist as a role model. A discussion with scientists (from France and form Slovenian about exoplanets.
Activity 7 : Games for students about astronomy

Events with scientists:

Mr. Sean Raymond is an astronomer working at the Laboratory of Astrophysics in Bordeaux. In video conference meeting he explane us how they can find exoplanets.

Dr. Marija Strojnik (Scholl) is a senior professor at the Optical Research Center in Leon, Mexico. She visited Slovenian school beginning March when she visited Slovenia. Students asked her questions about exoplanets and about her work in Mexico. The questions were prepared with the cooperation of all partners.

All activities are on our TwinSpace: