“STEM EE (Environmental Education) project” – The world without waste

STEM Discovery Week 2018 at our school.

This year, at my school, “Iordache Cantacuzino” Gymnasium School Pascani, an event dedicated to STEM education was organised between 26th and 30th March to provide opportunities in STEM subjects for young learners aged 6 to 14 and to make the link with Ecological Education (EE).

For five days, students learned about depleting resources, renewable resources, waste, met with environmental specialists, made experiments they discovered in the Scientix Resources section and created posters.

On the first day, students watched films about selective recycling to understand what it means to have a clean environment and get new products through recycling, how many resources can be saved if we know how to use waste.

On the second day, students aged 6 to 14 met with STEM professionals, asked questions about products and substances, and saw how workers and specialists work together to change the world! Now, they know more about the STEM professions.

The third day was dedicated to experiments! The students were one day teachers: they prepared an experiment and they did it with their classmates. Then they presented the conclusions of their colleagues. All the experiments were done by the children and they enjoyed the activity very much as they understood better some STEM phenomena!

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STEM Discovery Week 2018 in our school

This year, in my school, Școala Gimnazială Nr. 9 „Nicolae Orghidan” Brașov, between 26th and 30th of March, an event dedicated to STEM education was organized for providing opportunities for learning STEM topics to young students – aged 6 to 11.

For five days, the students  visited companies, met engineers, doctors or scientists, made experiments discovered on Scientix Resources section and created posters.

On the first day, the students visited the National Bank of Romania headquarters in Brașov in order to understand the relation between STEM and financial education.

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In the second day, students aged 10- 11 visited Schaeffler Romania S.R.L . (https://www.schaeffler.ro/remotemedien/media/_shared_media/03_worldwide/02_websites_worldwide/romania_1/SchaefflerRomania_EN_2016.pdf). Schaeffler Romania is a company which is specialized in industry and automotive. During the visit, the students met STEM professionals, asked questions about the products and saw how the workers and specialist worked together to move the world! Now, they know more about STEM professions.

The third day was dedicated to experiments! The students were teachers for one day: they prepared an experiment and made it with their colleagues. Then, they  presented the conclusions to their peers. All the experiments were made by the children and they enjoyed the activity a lot as they understood better some STEM phenomena!

On Thursday, one student from the local University of Medicine was invited to talk to the children about his future job. He held a course related to human body and hygiene and taught the students how to maintain their health.

 The last day of the week was dedicated to our eTwinning (https://twinspace.etwinning.net/45279/home) and Erasmus + (https://twinspace.etwinning.net/45916/home) projects. The students worked on some STEM activities based on Scientix resources, visited the TS and presented their work to other classes.

Finally, one poster session was organized and the students presented their experience after one whole STEM activities dedicated week.

Join STEM Discovery Week 2018 and tell the world about it! Good luck!

Cornelia Melcu, primary school teacher, Scientix ambassador for Romania