Cad-Math eTwinning Project Sustainable-Smart City Design

Why did we participate Stem Discovery Campaign ? What are our goals ?

Rapid population growth, emerging environmental problems and indiscriminate consumption of natural resources in smart city studies have brought the concept of sustainability to the forefront.

Ensuring the continuity of change, meeting the needs of people better than today's cities, and carrying out activities that will not prevent the needs of future generations are an important feature of sustainable smart cities. With these features, sustainable smart cities should not be thought of as just places where technology is extensively applied and used.
In addition to these, in order for a city to be qualified as a smart city, it must have the following characteristics;

• Sufficient amount of water and energy,
• Effective solid waste management system,
• A sustainable information and communication infrastructure,
An effective public transport and mobile system for this public transport,
• Contemporary e-municipal services,
• A successful, planned, programmed environmental management system,
• Contemporary crisis and emergency response system and so on. It includes such parameters.
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Life Terra workshop: My experience as a STEM teacher

Life Terra

The author: Stella Magid Podolsky

The Dates of the activities:

Event: Life Terra “The right tree in the right place”  Online Workshop (SPOW): 15.4.21,.22.4.21

The activity in class (following the workshop) which was called:

“Planting trees in our neighborhood “ took place on Monday, April 26 and Tuesday , April 27.

During the “2021 STEM Discovery Campaign” I attended a 2 day online workshop which was organized by Scientix:  (4 hours in total) : Life Terra “The right tree in the right place” . The topic of this workshop is very important for the future of our planet, for sustainability and for awareness for our environment. Also, it is very important to expose our students (future adults) to significant issues regarding our planet. Trees are very important for our climate and environment,  and it is extremely important to safeguard them and to plant them.

 It was an amazing workshop! I enjoyed it so much! It was a very diverse workshop that contained many activities: Lectures, an active workshop, collaboration activities…

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Online workshop Brain Lab Challenge of the future

Author: Madlen Christova, 125 Boyan Penev Secondary School

Start date 4/5/2021

End date 4/27/2021

Beneficiaries: students in 7th grade

Activity: The online workshop “Brain Lab” includes preparation and presentation of mind maps on the challenge “What if…” based on topics in mathematics, science and technology. The students work in teams. The mind maps contain hypotheses, forecasts, research of available and necessary resources, interviews (studies) among peers, parents and STEM professionals.

Procedure: The session is realized within the subject “Project Design” in 7th grade. Each team decides the format and the way of presentation: multimedia product; etude; real model. The session ends with a general discussion.

Topics: “What if there is no gravity?”; “What if there are two Suns in our system?”; “What if we all live in an aquatic environment?”; What if there are no numbers? What if we can change the colour of our skin? “If the buildings could move.”

What if there is no gravity?
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The waves surround us, surround us, manage us, help us, seduce us, speak to us.
The waves are present in our lives from before birth, from the womb, and accompany us in our games, our dreams, our studies, our trips.
The wave nature of light, sound waves, pressure waves … Endless alternatives to discover the undulating world in which we live.

In order to unravel these sinuous mysteries, in our School for Little Scientists Espiciencia, children from 4 to 16 years old, we have carried out different low cost activities to make them visible.:
1.- Sound waves:
• Let’s have the resonance frequencies of PVC pipes and cardboard.
• We manage to make sound by applying heat by expansion and formation of currents due to temperature difference, inside a test tube with steel wool.
• We levitate porespan balls with ultrasound.
• We produced sound in an electric arc.
• We build monochords like Pythagoras’ and other stringed instruments with recycled materials.
• We observe sound thanks to a membrane made with a globe and a laser pointer.
• We do research on the transmission of sound by making telephones.

2.- Light as a wave:
• We made a device that produced waves to reproduce the double slit experiment.
• We designed a wave display with a bow, skewer sticks, and nuts.
• We use microwaves to synthesize rubies from aluminum and chromium oxides, thanks to the plasma that was formed inside them.
• We calculate the speed of light thanks to an approximation with a wet cardboard and a microwave.
• We play with colors to discover the visible spectrum.
• We became Herschel to experiment with infrared with a prism and some thermometers.
• We extracted quinine and chlorophyll to observe their absorption in the ultraviolet.
• We inquired whether the reading of our infrared thermometers was influenced by the fabrics of our clothing.
• We observe the polarization of light and its interference with sunglasses lenses.

We continue to investigate new experiences for our collection of the wave world and be able to show them in the next Science fairs: VII Science and Technology Fair of Castilla y León (Burgos, Spain) and XXII Science in Action (Murcia, Spain).
A hug and HEALTH.

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Climate Action-Water İn All Aspects

Sustainable Development Goals

How did we start?

We started our The Silent Scream Of Water eTwinning project on 3 October 2020, which started with the participation of 19 teachers and 137 students from 6 different countries.

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What is the purpose of our project?

      Approximately 1.3 billion people in the world do not have enough drinking water and 2.3 billion people crave for healthy water. Some estimates suggest that by 2025, over 3 billion people will face water scarcity. The future of water is adversely affected by the increasing population in economic processes, climate change and the rapid increase in consumption. Conscious use of water is only possible by knowing the concepts such as water footprint and water literacy. For this reason, our project was created to raise awareness of secondary school students on conscious water use. In our project, it is aimed to raise individuals who are responsible for the solution of social problems, who can think creatively and analytically, who can produce solutions that differ based on cooperation, and who adopt the principle of lifelong learning with sustainable environmental awareness. absorbed social and technological developments and their relationship with the environment.
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