It is always interesting to travel to different places around the globe: exotic lands, nature, animals and plants. Of course, it could not happen during lessons in a way we want it. So we decided to make another kind of adventure and organised a special workshop about nature in Africa.
7th grade students during two academic hours had to create a big map of Africa and mark on this map the most iconic geographical places. How to know which place is “iconic”? It was really simple for them. Just google it or ask the teacher (but they preferred Google).
There is no better way to learn and play together. During STEM Discovery Week we organized the competition for 5th grade students. Four classes (totally about 100 students) in teams of 3 or 4 had to assemble the Solar System puzzle. Three fastest team were awarded with special delicious and healthy prizes – fruits.
Before the competition, 6th grade students organized a short introduction about Solar system planets and Sun. It was a great opportunity for students to share their knowledge with younger colleagues.
We are sharing with you some moments from this competition:
Sustainable Development Goals is a very important topic in the last few years. During this school year, our school team is coordinating and participating in the eTwinning project about SDG education in school. During the STEM Discovery Week, we organized several activities for different students to teach about sustainable development and show the importance of these goals. But the most important thing is how students can help in reaching these goals.
During our STEM Discovery Week 2019, we have decided to organize different activities for our students. Once we heard about the Scientix competition, we have started to search for a resource that will perfectly match with our topics. Of course, we need some fun and something non-traditional for our students. And we found a Scientix resource about natural selection with Legorogs.
We have used this resource with some changes because we do not have all the required equipment. One of our teachers brought all Lego blocks that could be found at his home (honestly, he asked a 9-year-old cousin to help with this). When we got the Lego blocks, we decided to start.
Our school community is very proud to share the first glimpses from our STEM Discovery Week activities at the school.
On Wednesday, we had the meeting with a professor from the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Dr. Petras Kurlavichius. He talked to students about the different perspectives of being a scientist in the modern world.
On Thursday, we had a conference where students presented their research works. And on the same day, 6th form pupils visited The Centre for Civil Education with lesson about the geography of Lithuania.