Magnetic Spacecraft

Our Happy Kids With STEM project aims to increase our students’ interest in science, technology, mathematics and engineering. Apart from this, it is aimed to train students who can think creatively, solve problems and have 21st century skills by integrating STEM disciplines with each other. In our project, Anna discovered a new planet in space. that’s why she wants to send a reconnaissance vehicle to the planet. However, due to the fuel problem, this vehicle has to move without fuel. With a dream she saw, she solved this problem with a magnet. So she invented the magnetic car.

Our Goals

  With this project, we aim to equip our students with 21st century skills. In particular, it is aimed to gain problem-solving skills through project-based learning. Creative thinking is aimed with learning by design. It is aimed to make new designs by using the tools necessary for their imagination and daily life skills. In addition, it is to help the development of hand-eye coordination by making movements that require object control. It aimed to raise awareness about sustainable energy and zero waste. Thus, increasing sensitivity to the framework is among our goals.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Students learn about magnetic energy, repulsion and pull of forces in the field of science. While learning the layers of the atmosphere, he also learns about the clouds. In addition to the concept of time in mathematics, he also learns to measure length. Technology system researches are provided. In engineering, he designs and makes cars that work with magnets. It also develops their vocabulary.

Results

Students’ designs and learning throughout the process are evaluated. They also learn through interdisciplinary collaboration in terms of language development as well as science, mathematics, technology and engineering. With these, it is emphasized that magnetic energy is sustainable energy. It is emphasized that it leaves zero waste.

By Nurcan MANDAL

Scientix Ambassadors

DIGI TV

Navigating through information in digital age

Today, the importance of digital literacy has increased with the development of technology. Therefore, it is necessary to protect our next generation students from information pollution and misleading news. We divided our students into four groups at DIGI TV. The first group worked figured out positive and negative information about the news. The second group was an announcer and gave information about safe Internet use. The third group made a presentation about cyber and peer bullying. The last group gave information about conscious digital citizenship. As a result, they learned how to keep up with the digital age with the TV they made.

How did it start?

Our Digital STEM project aims to increase the interest of our students in the fields of science, technology, mathematics and engineering. Apart from this, it is aimed to train students who can think creatively, solve problems and have 21st-century skills by integrating STEM disciplines with each other. In our project, Ay┼če attended the safe Internet lesson given in her school. In this lesson, they learned that not every information they heard on every television was correct and that they had to investigate. She decided to tell this information to her brother through play. Upon this, she became a news presenter by making a television.

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