Genius Engineers of Nature.

I protect Nature with Stem,

This event is the e-Twinning project named I protect nature with stem established by teachers Saliha Candemir- Turkey, Sonata Jonauskine-Lithuania, Meropi Mastori-Greece ,Demet Türkoğlu-Turkey,Tomutase Conder-Romanya,Gülcan Sarıkaya- Ayşin Kahramantekin-Turkey. We implemented the Stem Discovery Week activities by collecting them under 2 main Headings.

Purpose of the project: Our aim is for children to be able to understand the issue of climate change, which is an important and real problem in daily life, and to develop solution-oriented thinking skills by analytical thinking and research.

Student Age: 5

Duration: 30 + 30 + 30 + 20

Event date: April 22 -28, 2021

Real Life Problem:

 Step: 1 Science Integration: Ask what do air conditioners do for us and our world? What do air conditioners do to our world while cooling us down? After the problem, after saying that greenhouse gases prevent the world from breathing by enveloping the world, the video is watched by clicking the link below.

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The Cruel Irony of Air Conditioning
Students watching video

The answers to the following questions are sought using the brainstorming technique

– How can we cool a building without air conditioning?

– Can we get help from animals to protect our nature?

Engineering integration:

Children are told the story of little genius engineers. Then, a termite video is watched.Evaluations are made with the children.

How Some Animals Engineered Air Conditioning

Mathematical Integration: An image of a person standing next to the termite house is put on the board. The human image is printed and placed on top of each other to create a graphic of how many people in a termite tower. It is measured. Non-standard measurements are made and measurements are made in accordance with the curriculum. It is said that even people cannot build buildings that are so high of their own height. Inspired by these blind genius engineers, he designs future homes for children.

Teaching resources: art integration: Clay or play dough can be used. The back of the fine paint brush is used for the holes. Cork is formed using egg parcels and craft paper. Termites are made by children using craft paper and jenille.

Crafts

Step 3:

The Biomimicry SONG – Science for Kids – Grades K-2

preschool students from Lithuania and Turkey did a live joint lesson. They shared experiences by telling each other about Termite towers. The visions of the students who realize that they have peers who can cooperate with crossing the walls, even in other countries, will expand.

Crafts

Step: 2

https://www.generationgenius.com/videolessons/inspired-by-nature-biomimicry-video-for-kids/ Understanding the importance of clean energy in climate change. Recognizing the importance of electricity. The activities to turn natural resources into energy.

Experiment of burning an electric ureteric bulb from lemon. Science integration.

Experiments

Lemon experiment live lecture with Lithuania. Video below:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ibPg3bOVV4sIvuOsGZ2xLAwmPmj83jAJ/view

What is solar energy and fossil fuel.

Lemon experiment

The happy energy story was created in teams.

Art and Engineering integration: Solar energy designs children designed clean energy powered vehicles. They made their designs using leftover materials. The result was quite impressive. They produced creative ideas. They enjoyed every moment.

Results

Performing designs from leftover materials

Family participation children were asked to help make the design come true with clean energy and air-conditioned homes, and the families said they enjoyed the event.

Evaluation phase:

The students turn their drawings into products. This would be great experience for them.Our children answered the questionnaires we created on the Google form.

İt was determined how much students understood the subject, by making pre-test and post test.

Tests

survey link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd86h9UZaiPWb3kg4OC3e9sNz9QPfQI_NKHP5DuykeklDpKfg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

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