The evaluation of waste is very important in terms of economy and environmental protection. Waste assessment and environmental protection education start in the preschool period. Studies have shown that the impact of environmental education given at an early age continues throughout life. For this reason, waste assessment and environmental protection activities are very important in raising awareness in child education.
Becoming aware of waste!
With this project, we aim at preventing six-year-old children from irresponsibly wasting different types of litter and raising awareness about waste in general. In the first part of the study, “good” litter and “bad” litter will be introduced to children via videos, slides, trip and STEAM studies. In the second stage, activities regarding “What should we do to protect the water?” will be carried out. In the third stage, aquatic animals contaminated with garbage will be investigated. Overall, we aimed to create environmental awareness in children with fun STEAM, travel, play, etc. studies.
For the third year, High School of Math and Science Kyustendil joins the STEM Discovery Campaign initiative. This year the focus is on student projects, which are an example of real application of what has been learnt in the field of mathematics, technology, science and engineering. We present in the form of a virtual demonstration/online lecture the best projects of students from our school. We used Google Site and thematically arranged projects, related to the tagline for this year’s campaign –Sustainability and Citizenship.
All projects are winners in different categories in the national competition “Looking for super STEM Bulgaria”, as well as other national competitions.
The resources from the Scientix Repository of resources helped us to implement the activity (online and in-class). We used the CODING IN STEM EDUCATION brochure, which can be found here: http://www.scientix.eu/resources/details?resourceId=23114. “What does a robot have to do with environmental protection?” “How do you remote control a model ship using a smartphone?” “How can you program a ‘pet’?” “IT is everywhere and coding offers many possibilities for exciting and relevant lessons” – just to name a few topics investigated in the brochure.
How do spiders spin extremely strong and long fibres only a few nanometers thick? May it have to do with electric charge?
Yes! Spider spins silk fibers only a few nanometers thick with electric charge.
So, can we make a simple cell phone battery with aluminium foil and stretch film, charge it, and measure the electric field? Yes, our students just did that! From pre-school to high school!
About our project
We, as educators from different cities, were very happy to adopt the same STEM plan to different levels from pre-school to university, and implement it enthusiastically and in cooperation. It has been a magical learning journey for students and educators.
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, Ayşe 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.
How much water do you have in your wardrobe??? Do you know how much water is being used to produce just a basic t-shirt? It is an awareness activity to remark water consumption on clothes production. As we are on the edge of a severe water shortage in our near future, we want to raise awareness on reducing our water footprint.
School: Ipekcilik Anadolu Imam Hatip High School Age of students:13-17 Date of activity: 30/04/2021 Coordinator: Zerrin Tasdemir Sirin (English Teacher)