About nataliagrushko

My name is Natalia Grushko. I am a teacher from Ukraine. I live in a beautiful town called Zalishchyky that is washed by the Dnister River. I have been teaching Maths and Computer Science at gymnasium. I have taken part in pedagogical skills contests. I prepare students for competitions. Also, we write research papers together. We are actively engaged in project activities. I am happy to have such a wonderful profession. I have some hobbies. I like traveling very much because, as for me, it is great to meet new people from other countries and learn something about their culture and customs. Travel opens me up to brand new experiences. Also, I enjoy cooking and taking pictures. In addition, I really like solving logical tasks, mathematical puzzles and sophisms. I am creative and sociable. I enjoy taking part in various projects and finding interesting colleagues and friends. I am open for cooperation and communication. I will be glad to acquaintance.

We travel without leaving our classroom


Cultural life in conditions in a state of emergency situation must be continued. Therefore, an online excursion for students was realized and conducted.

A lesson in a museum is a great opportunity to put school knowledge into practice in an unusual space flight situation. And although the flight is not real yet, the students have to solve real problems.

It was the virtual tour of the National Museum of Cosmonautics named after S.P.Korolyova in Zhytomyr. This is the only one museum of cosmonautics in Ukraine.

The students imagined themselves as brave conquerors of space depths and walked under a huge spaceship, they looked in detail at the fragments of the meteorite, the lunar soil and got to know about food in tubes the astronauts took in their flight.

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How did humans conquer space?

An interesting lesson using Mozaik Education resources was conducted for students of the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, which was the start of our activities in the “Space Is Our Future” project.

This lesson presents the most important milestones in the conquest of space. Each milestone is illustrated with 3D animations that help students understand the achievements. The lesson aims to get students familiarised with the physics of how rockets lift off by describing two experiments.

1.The idea of travelling into space

● Introducing the topic with the quotation from Socrates, briefly talking about Jules Verne’s novels, the spacecraft of Jules Verne’s characters. Is it possible to travel to space this way?

The image is the author’s own –(Attribution CC-BY)
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Space is Our Future

“Man must rise above Earth to the top of the atmosphere and beyond, for only then will he fully understand the world in which he lives” – Socrates.

Online activities introduce students to the history of domestic and world astronautics. With the help of STEM, children build, explore, and program space objects and plan flights to the stars.

In early March, I registered for a great course from the European school academy Aerospace in Class. During the course, I learned a lot of new, useful, and important information. Applying the course material, I developed a lesson plan and implemented it with the students at my school. The lessons involved students from Grade 5 to Grade 10.

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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.