Although Poland developed unexpected complications in education and no classes took place in most of the schools in April, we managed to implement some of the activities planned related to the STEM Discvovery Week 2019.
One of the planned activities was participation in the “ART & SCIENCE” competition EUROPEAN COMPETITION FOR 13-18 YEARS OLD TEENAGERS – as part of the Leonardo 4 Children initiative.
Originally, I planned a series of workshops, unfortunately it failed, but eager young people worked at home.
About the competition from carano4children.org
“The competition will allow teenagers across the European Union to use and further develop their creativity and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) skills, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s example. The competition focuses on the creation of an original work integrating art and science. The youth will use multi-disciplinary skills – creativity, thinking, analysis, intuition, sensibility – to create an original work on an artistic and a scientific topic. The participants are encouraged to make preparatory work on Leonardo da Vinci, on the selected art and science topics such as creative interpretation, music techniques and science phenomena.”
One of my students provided an ART and described it in the following way:
Thanks to the support of Elon Musk and NASA, the mission of the SpaceX project reached Mars. This would not have been possible without the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci. Thanks to them, the astronauts safely landed on the surface of the planet and could solve problems related to transport and movement.
A properly designed rover, resembling Leonard’s tank, builds a bridge according to the design of Leonardo, so that the astronauts could safely move to the other side.
Because the competition has not been completed yet, I can not present the student’s work, but I am posting a sketch fragment 🙂
Author: Łukasz G. , II Liceum Ogólnokształcące in Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcacych nr 5, 41-800 Zabrze, Poland.