Earth Day Challenge 2022

This is the event organize to celebrate Earth Day in our school. Every year, on April 22nd, people from around the world come together to celebrate Earth Day! The goal of Earth Day is to reflect on how our actions impact the world around us, and how we can help protect and restore the environment.

My 5th grade students (11-year-old) are very familiar with this date, but in our activity we try to connect Civics, Biology and ICT. I remind my students that even small acts can make a huge difference, like picking up litter, watering a plant, or finding a way to reuse something instead of throwing it away! ‘It takes a little bit for each of us to make nature come to life, keep blu or green, for birds to sing, for fish to swim in the river….’

For our Earth Day challenge this year, I invited them to create artwork that encourages everyone to keep our planet healthy for many years to come!

I asked them to design their very own poster! The poster should include 1) a slogan (or short message) about taking care of the world and 2) an illustration that captures thoughts, feelings, and actions that they want to inspire in others! They could design their posters on paper, or use an online tool like Canva!

First they worked on paper and after that they made photos of their artworks. They very very crative and their slogans were compassionable for the world around us. After that they watch the tutorial about how to make posters in Canva

For making poster in Canva they used photos of their artworks in paper and they really enjoyed making online posters in Canva. They completed successfully their grade-level challenge and celebrate together #earthday. You can see their poster in Canva at the following link:


Electrict Car

Age range: 5-6

Date: April 2021

Summary: Air pollution is a very important problem today. Electric cars do not cause any harm to the environment. They are environmentally friendly. Eco-friendly electric cars have no exhaust fumes.They do not cause noise pollution. Electric car video was watched with children.We painted different car pictures.


  1. To draw attention air pollution,
  2. Emphasizing the importance of environmrtally friendly vehicles,
  3. To draw attention to noise pollution,
  4. To create the sensitivity of the the students to nature,

Activity 1: Activity 1: Watched the video about global warming. A video about air pollution was watched. We chatted with the children. “What do you think has been done to prevent air pollution?” We tried to find an answer to our problem by showing pictures.

Activity 2: Before the design, a Fishbone is drawn on the board. Children’s ideas about the design are taken. Ideas are written on each line of Fishbone. Children are given pen and paper. They are directed to design for the electric car.

Activity 3: He shows the electric car he has prepared to the children. They examine it together. Shows the materials to the children.


  • Battery
  • Cable
  • Blocks
  • Empty water bottle
  • Wheels

B.I.L.S.E.M. Bilingually Improving Learning Sustainable Energy Mindset

Water Day and Earth Day

Solar Energy

March 22nd, April 22nd

Anna Plewa



 Bilingually Improving Learning Sustainable Energy Mindset

Water Day and Earth Day


Zespół Szkół Technicznych i Handlowych, Bielsko-Biała,

ZSTiH is taking part in an international project B.I.L.S.E.M. So far, we have shared ideas and lesson plans.Teachers prepared activities and events to engage students. Actually, there were 12 schools from all over the world in the project.The project’s aim was to broaden students’ minds about sustainability. In March and April we organised events in each school to celebrate Earth and Water Days. In ZSTiH we had a couple of engaging educational iniciatives on Water Day and Earth Day. We shared an online board and a tablet page for students to take part in numerous activities. We uploaded fact files, quizzes and links there. Additionally, we held workshops, events and gave presentations. What’s more, we invited experts to give lectures on sustainability, carbon footprint and renewable and non- renewable sources of energy. Finally, we presented all students’works on e- twinning pages.

1.Workshops, Competitions, Awareness Raising Events on Earth Day and Water Day

We invited an expert on sustainability. She ran a workshop showing B.I.L.S.E.M students how to be eco –friendly. They recycled old T-shirts changing them into bags. They also worked on artistic expressions of Water Day . We showed all students works to public.

We showed all B.I.L.S.E.M students' work
We showed all B.I.L.S.E.M students’ works to public.
Workshop showing students how to be eco –friendly
Workshop showing students how to be eco –friendly

2. Building Solar Ovens on Earth Day

We had a B.I.L.S.E.M workshop during which students built solar ovens using instructions and learning about the fact that in some countries solar energy is extremely valuable because electricity is scarce.

Harness the energy of the sun.

A solar oven is a box that that traps some of the Sun’s energy to make energy to make the air inside the box hotter than the air outside the box. In other words, the solar oven is like a super greenhouse.

You will need:

  • cardboard box with attached lid. Lid should have flaps so that the box can be closed tightly. Box should be at least 3 inches deep and big enough to set a pie tin inside.
  • aluminium foil
  • clear plastic wrap
  • glue stick
  • tape 9 transparent tape,ducttape. masking tapeor whatever you have)
  • stick ( about1foot long) to propopenreflectorflap. 9Use a skewe,knittingneedle.rulerruler,or whateveryou have.)
  • ruler or straight- edge

Studens working onSolar ovens
Studens working onSolar ovens

How to make solar oven:

1.Using the straight edge as a guide, cut a three-sided flap out of the top of the box, leaving at least a 1 each border around the three sides.

2.Cover the bottom ( inside) of the flap with aluminium foil, spreading a coat of glue from the glue stick onto the cardboard first and making the foil as smooth as possible.

3. Line the inside of the box with aluminium foil, again gluing it down and making it as smooth as possible

4.Tape two layers of plastic wrap across the opening you cut in the lid -one layer on the top ane one layer on the bottom side of the lid.

5.Test the stick you will use to prop the lid up.

Solar ovens
Solar ovens
Exposition of Solar ovens
Exposition of Solar ovens
Building solar ovens

Raising awareness.

Studens read articles about regions of the world where Solar ovens are regularly used. . Especially in Africa solar energy is used to cook. We also found a Polish restaurant which uses solar ovens in summer.

3.B.I.L.S.E.M. Webinars, lectures run by experts.

We met online with our B.I.L.S.E.M partners from abroad. We prepared students’ webinars and had e-twinning webinars with an expert.

Students' webinars
Students’ webinars
B.I.L.S.E.M. Webinar with an expert
B.I.L.S.E.M. Webinar with an expert

4.Working together on e-twinning.

Being a part of a B.I.L.S.E.M. team, each school made a lot of exercises. We focused on renewable and non- renewable energy sources, calculated a carbon footprint. gave lectures and run workshops about water and energy.

Working together on e-twinning.

5. Names of B.I.L.S.E.M. Schools cooperating.

-Hatay Bilim ve Sanat Merkezi (Hatay BİLSEM)

-KayapınarBilim ve Sanat Merkezi (Diyarbakır )

-Bolu Bilim ve Sanat Merkezi

-Zespół Szkół Technicznych i Handlowych w Bielsku-Białej

-“Avram Iancu” School

-Sincan Şehit Abdullah Büyüksoy Bilim ve Sanat Merkezi

-Prywatna Szkoła Postawowa nr 63 im. Wisławy Szymborskiej

-Szkoła Podstawowa w Łosińcu

-CEIP Campoazahar (Matanzas, Santomera, Región de Murcia, Spain

-somayah secondary school/Jordan

Certificate of B.I.L.S.E.M
Exemplary Certificate of B.I.L.S.E.M
Certificate of B.I.L.S.E.M
Certificate of B.I.L.S.E.M

Author: Anna Plewa

World Mathematics Day celebrations at our school & Mathematics Unites

People and organizations from all over the world have organized events in their cities.

The theme for the 2022 International Day of Mathematics is Mathematics Unites. The International Day of Mathematics (IDM) is a worldwide celebration.

We examined with our students how NASA uses the pi number in their work.We prepared activities within the scope of World Mathematics Day celebrations at our school and exhibited them in our pan.

Scientists working at NASA use PI number 3.141592653589793…. for their missions and evaluations related to the International Space Station.

Quiver Education enriches traditional school content by making it more engaging and entertaining. Pi is a number that deals with circles. A two-dimensional circle is like the circle on your paper. A three-dimensional circle is called a sphere. A basketball or soccer ball
is a sphere. Pi is a decimal that is never ending. It goes on forever!


As the 15 Temmuz Ortaokulu , we prepared a stem discovery campaign exhibition.

Before we prepare our posters and invitations.

Our school’s art street studies were carried out. Our teachers worked very hard for the stem exhibition.


STEAM and Art Street work was carried out in the corridors of our school under the leadership of our school Technology and Design Teacher Zeynep KAYA and by Visual Arts Teacher Melih Ulaş Kılınç.

Thanks to (Zeynep KAYA ), Visual Arts Teacher( Melih Ulaş Kılınç) and students for their work.

Exhibition works of our school science teachers.

While we were making our exhibition, all our teachers worked very eagerly, and the students worked towards sustainable development goals.

The students exhibited model houses they made with solar energy panels as a solution to the goal of sustainable development (climate action).,With our exhibition, we partially achieved the goal of quality education, one of the sustainable development goals and our students had the chance to exhibit the materials they produced by doing and living. bridges with cultural significance, structures of historical importance, simple machines, and kindergarten students exhibited their eTwinning projects about recycle in our exhibition.





The opening of our exhibition was held by our mayor and the district director of national education, and it attracted great interest from students and parents.

This exhibition was to increase students 21st century skills and raise awareness of real life problems. Participation was intense as parents, students, tradesmen and neighborhood. Our exhibition came to a very successful conclusion. Thanks to everyone who contributed.The school administration supported our work and always helped us, we also thank them.