FROM NATURE TO STEM

SUMMARY

While technological developments are taking place rapidly in recent years, we think that STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education should be given starting from primary school in order for students to overcome the problems they may encounter in real life. They will learn to use 21st-century skills. Our goal is to raise individuals who can deal with problems and use scientific ways.

Ages: 5-12

Duration: 7 months

Lesson Hours: 1 Lesson hour every week

GOALS

By integrating STEM subjects, we encourage students to use the 5E Learning Model, Project-Based Learning, engineering designs and to work collaboratively to structure the teaching-learning process in a way that enables students to demonstrate the scientific thinking process, and to transfer knowledge to new situations. It provides benefits such as psychological vitality, superior cognitive functioning, less illness, and faster recovery after an illness in all individuals, especially in children. In fact, scientific research and design-based thinking are the basis of decision-making processes in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We want to prepare students for life by thinking that their learning by doing-living is permanent.

Integrating engineering and science provides opportunities for students to develop their learning and interest as they are exposed not only to science content but also to scientific research. We also want to change the idea that women are (unconsciously) incapable of science in society and eliminate the sexist approach.

NOVEMBER:

Project preparation work will be done.

There will be an introductory webinar.

A pallet will be created and all partners will write their expectations about the project here.

The poster of the project will be prepared and the poster determined by the majority will be selected.

Task distribution will be made.

Creating a blog and website.

Creating a corner of curiosity in the classroom.

Classroom reading and review of Hubert Reeves’s “Oceans” and “The Jungle”

DECEMBER:

Introducing the word Science, which constitutes STEM.

Organizing science competition using Kahoot app.

Rearranging the classroom seating in accordance with the project activities. To ensure that the classroom is used as a laboratory in order to develop problem-solving skills.

Formation of student teams. Making students understand that the research process is more important than the result.

Observing animals and leaves in the natural environment. Making presentations about the observation results. Bilingual presentations will be provided for students.

Watching documentary.

Using virtual reality glasses.

Using the see, think, wonder method, students interpret pictures and create a word cloud with the mentor application.

New Year’s card preparation and correspondence of schools.

JANUARY:

Giving information about the word Technology that makes up STEM. According to this, a lesson plan will be prepared.

Preparing and sharing the lesson plans containing coding activities without a computer. Thus, exchanging ideas. Conducting coding activities without a computer.

Finding and presenting biomimicry samples

Presentation by an expert on STEM careers.

Making various video presentations about Stem future careers for parents and students.

Making and presenting pinwheels using scientific inquiry methods

FEBRUARY:

Creating a class on the Code.org platform and students completing coding games on this platform.

Preparing and using plant puzzles for students to get to know and experience nature directly.

Preparation of e-safety day events.

MARCH:

Observing the sky. Talking about the types of clouds they see, drawing them.

Observing how seeds grow. Growing plants.

Spacecraft design.

APRIL:

Earth Day events.

Making Science and Mathematics designs by using the Scamper technique.

Designing plants with origami.

MAY:

Conducting a survey to evaluate the project process. Exchanging information on whether the project objectives have been achieved or not.

E-twinning day events

Creation of the project virtual exhibition

By bringing different disciplines together, to establish a connection between the information encountered in real life and the learned information and to ensure the realization of meaningful learning. By contributing to the development of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education global entrepreneurship; to establish links between the school and the community. In addition, to enable students to make connections between the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and to apply these connections. To embody the subjects and increase the motivation of the students with the teaching that includes STEM-based activities. Students solving engineering problems in science and mathematics classes also facilitate their learning of science and mathematics.

To increase the cognitive development of children by improving their awareness, reasoning, and observational skills with nature practices. We aim to create a sense of unity and peace in children and to develop their observation skills. In this process, children’s interaction with peers and adults enriches their perceptions of objects and events in their environment, thus realizing a permanent learning process.

Project Introduction Video/Proje Tanıtım Videosu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOQpFIL3q8w

https://www.blogger.com/blog/posts/864921779510832926

Our Blog

E-safety Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWY6Ix3VGMc

We prepared a new year calendar with the logos prepared by the project partners: https://twinspace.etwinning.net/files/collabspace/0/40/140/208140/images/c5678b8c2.jpg

Project table: https://twinspace.etwinning.net/files/collabspace/0/40/140/208140/images/ad72e8917.jpeg

World pi day: https://twinspace.etwinning.net/files/collabspace/0/40/140/208140/images/bfb24fddf.jpeg

We welcomed spring with our slogans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMgfqqiI0RM

Project Brochure/Proje Broşürü: https://twinspace.etwinning.net/208140/pages/page/1861188

PARTNERS:

Project Owner:Özge SAVUNCU; Anafartalar İlkokulu; Artuklu / Türkiye

Project Owner: Silveria CONTE; San Nicola La Strada (Ce), İtalya

Members:

Suzan ÖZDEMİR; Anafartalar İlkokulu; Artuklu / Türkiye

Mehtap Gülsüm ÖZBEY; Anafartalar İlkokulu; Artuklu / Türkiye

Seda AKTAŞ; Şehit Kadir Kayveni İlkokulu; Yakutiye, Türkiye

Ebru BALCİ; Anafartalar İlkokulu; Artuklu / Türkiye

Zekiye ADIBELLİ; Anafartalar İlkokulu; Artuklu / Türkiye

Leyla DİNÇ; Anafartalar İlkokulu; Artuklu / Türkiye         

Margrit YEŞİLTEPE; İstek Özel Atanur Oğuz Okulları; Beşiktaş / Türkiye

Meral GÖKDAĞ; Anafartalar İlkokulu; Artuklu / Türkiye

Nevin AKKUŞ; Anafartalar İlkokulu; Artuklu / Türkiye    

Valeria DIANI; San Nicola La Strada (Ce), İtalya

Pina FIORE; San Nicola La Strada (Ce), İtalya      

Loredana Luisé; San Nicola La Strada (Ce), İtalya            

Brigida De SOMMA; San Nicola La Strada (Ce), İtalya    

Stefania BUONAJUTO; San Nicola La Strada (Ce), İtalya            

Maria Antonietta GRİLLO; San Nicola La Strada (Ce), İtalya       

Matilde PANARIELLO; San Nicola La Strada (Ce), İtalya

Felicia BELGİORNO ; San Nicola La Strada (Ce), İtalya  

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Postgraduate: Yıldız Technical University – Institute of Social Sciences Curriculum and Instruction Non-Thesis Master's Degree Programmes - -Istanbul 2007- 2010 Effect of Strategic Intelligent Games on Gathering Attention Postgraduate: İstanbul Commerce University – Institute of Social Sciences Applied Psychology Non-Thesis Master's Degree Programmes -Istanbul 2007- 2010 Religiosity Trends and Marriage Relationship Harmony, In Mixed Marriage Postgraduate: Yeditepe University – Social Scıences Graduate Studies - Educational Administration and Supervision With Thesis- Istanbul 2004 - 2008 The Employee Performance Evaluation Opinion Relating to Comparison Of Teachers And Administrators İn Armenian Minority, Official And Private Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary School University Faculty of Education, Celal Bayar University – Manisa Classroom Teacher Education – 09/1988 – 06/1993 High School: Özel Esayan High School – Istanbul Maths – 09/1983 – 06/1987 I am a pacifist who wants to turn schools into a center that educates the community and grows healthy individuals, creates science into life, creates art, claims own culture. And I also want learning and academic information to give direction to life, make present time functional by continuous learning and development.

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