Skype meetings

Ukraine, Zalishchyky State Gimnasia, Natalia Grushko

During the STEM Discovery Week, Skype meetings were held with schools in Armenia and Lviv. We talked about our achievements in STEM, in particular, we demonstrated how 3D print is possible. A student of the 10th grade, Dmytro Luchyn, described how he creates designs for 3D printing. He told about Tinkercad, a programme that allows you to create 3D models and designs. Also, Dmytro showed his products printed with 3D printer. In turn, the students of the Armenian school demonstrated to us their paper models of various geometric shapes. They are fond of origami. The students of the Lviv school told us about their phyto-painting, which they have created for a computer science room. These meetings were very interesting and useful.

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An interesting and informative meeting

Ukraine, Zalishchyky State Gimnasia, Natalia Grushko

We had a Skype meeting with an engineer from Saudi Arabia. We have watched a video about a plant and searched for further information on the Internet. Then we asked Mr. Gonzalbo to communicate with us. He told my students about his job at the plant where he works. Students asked then questions which he replied to.

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Meteorological station

Ukraine, Zalishchyky State Gimnasia, Natalia Grushko

Recently, a meteorological station was created at the gymnasium, an idea that was developed throughout the year. The head of this project is Dmytro Luchyn, a 10th grade student. He will present his work at the final stage of the competition for the protection of research works in Kyiv.

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A wonderful admiration is a step towards a future dream

Ukraine, Zalishchyky State Gimnasia, Natalia Grushko

It is obvious that children love to play games, but how to make these games useful for education? Here is how we solved this problem with LEGO and Rubik’s Cube competitions. For starters, it’s no secret that learning something new helps promote a healthy and happy brain. Each time you learn a new skill you are rewiring the parts of your brain by connecting neurons. The Rubik’s Cube has been around for decades and has always been considered as a fun game, but it also is a great activity to train your brain. This is why the idea of making a competition between first graders has been made. All of the students brought their Rubik’s Cubes and learned how to solve this interesting puzzle all together with teacher’s help. The Lego Education brand has been working with educators for over three decades to develop experiences in the classroom that bring learning concepts to life. Lego is just a toy to some people and the educational benefits of playing with the colourful, multi-faceted bricks aren’t always clear. We have identified eight key benefits of creating, configuring and crafting with Lego. This is why it was interesting to work at school with LEGO. A fun game and a great way to train students’ brain. The first graders had a great time.

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