Do The World A Favor (Stem for Peace)

This year my students are first grade, I’m just meeting them, they are also new to Stem Education and many other things. There are 23 students in my class. 6 of my students are Syrian, 2 of them are Sudanese, 1 of them are Somali and the others are Turkish. Peace is a concept that we value very much . We are one with our differences

This learning activity is a result of the Terra Mission MOOC. I very much appreciate the Terra Mission teaching and learning resources. The lesson on climate change displayed by Gynzy platform is relevant and corresponds to students’ interests and curiosity. There is a strong focus on learning by doing activities which stimulates communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

Why This Event?

There is three reason for  his event  ;

* There are children from different countries in my class who have migrated due to war and different reasons.

* The forest fires that broke out in Turkey last summer made us all very sad. Deforestation is a major threat to climate change. So we have to do a favor for our Earth. The tree is also a symbol of peace for us.

* It is very important to me that my students, especially my female students, who are new to Stem and many learning areas, are active in Stem and science activities.

Preparation Work

I specifically wanted to read Wangari’s peace tree to  my pupils because it is very important for girls to be involved in science, science and Stem activities. Wangari is a great example for us.

Who is WANGARI MAATHAI?

I specifically wanted to read Wangari’s peace tree to  my pupils because it is very important for girls to be involved in science, science and Stem activities. Wangari is a great example for us.

* She worked for his country, for peace.

*Worked to combat deforestation and erosion. At the same time, the tree is a symbol of peace in his country.

*The first girl to be educated in her country. Wangari Maathai was the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize.

The forest fires that broke out in Turkey last summer made us all very sad. Deforestation is a major threat to climate change. So we have to do a favor for our Earth.

Mind Map

I asked a disscusion  question “What do you think about trees?”

They answered on Coogle tool.

Interaction Video

Watched an interaction video about Wangari Maathi.

Reading

After reading the Wangari’s Peace Trees, we searched for the words deforestation, reforestation and germination that we had just learned, and each student made their own plan.

Designing       

It was desired to create a peace forest by designing three-dimensional trees that can stand without using glue with the materials provided.

Individual Planning :10 minutes

Team Planning: 10 minutes

Tree Building: 30 minutes

Product – see our video on the link below

https://youtu.be/H9p_mEecO5o


PEACE FOREST

Mother Tongue Development

17 April World Haiku Day

They made a word cloud study by using the Wordart tool with the words they learned.

BIOMIMICRY

(21 APRIL WORLD INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY DAY)

Design inspired by nature, develop technology. This is called “biomimicry”.

*Inspired by nature, we made a design by observing that maple seeds turn and fall to the ground.

For inspiration from nature, we studied maple seeds and observed that they fell to the ground by spinning.

They examined the maple seeds and observed that they had spun and fell to the ground. like a propeller. They built a helicopter and a seed launch pod.

See our video on the link: https://youtu.be/bxJQgrTClDo
BIOMIMICRY

KWL CHART ABOUT TREE

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I am Seçil GEDIK DOGANER, working as a teacher in a primary school affiliated to the Ministry of National Education in Konya. I am also working in the Konya eTwinning team. I am an Apple Teacher and classdojo mentor. I love preparing project-based and interdisciplinary course scenarios. I wrote and published 7 out-of-school learning environment lesson plans for Konya Provincial Directorate of National Education.(Sille Nature School) I prepared 10 lesson plans related to mathematics-coding, mathematics-AR. I’m Scientix Ambassador & Boddle Ambassador.

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