STEM discovery week 2018 in Rogliano (Cs) – Italy

“World we want” is an eTwinning project that aims to use different free resources such as Scratch for Second Life and edMondo, an online 3D virtual world, and many others, where you can make teaching immersive, all in workshop mode.
The coding can be implemented to create games, simulations, but also to achieve remote collaborations between schools. Students will use online labs for experiments, they can learn, share their experience, work, resources and knowledge as well as common interests.


Help students strengthen skills, STEM (Science / Geography, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with the aid of computer technology.
Use various types of environments to develop computational thinking, what divergent, critical spirit and implement problem solving, cooperative learning, learning by doing, using the CLIL methodology and gamification.

Working procedures

The lessons will be conducted in various ways and on different platforms, partly in the presence and partly online in Edmondo.
Collaboration, cooperation, sharing of knowledge, skills and content will be the basis of the proposed activities.
The project will be documented in progress on platform within the TwinSpace.


Science Festival 2018

Science Festival On 8 March, the Science Festival was held once again in the walls of our school. We hosted specialists from various fields of knowledge: natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. We were visited by lecturers and doctoral students of Warsaw universities: Warsaw University, Warsaw Medical University, SGGW. The program of the Science Festival also includes attractions prepared by our students: Science Escape Room, presentations, experiments, geocaching, which has already been traditionally prepared by the European Club, operating at XXXV LO im. B. Prusa.


1st Albanian Scientix Conference

STEM Discovery Week 2018 at Albania

1st Albanian Scientix Conference – Hold on Fier, Albania


Idea: Dentila Garipi

Coordinated by: Dentila Garip

Co-workers: All Scientix Ambassadors of Albania and the STEM teacher Erviola Konomi

Moderated by: Dentila Garipi


During the STEM Discovery Week, teachers from different cities in our country will work on their planned activities with their students. All Scientix Ambassadors of Albania will collaborate and create during the all-day Conference on 28 April, which will be held at the school “Flatrat e dijes”, Fier, Albania. Each of the Ambassadors have their responsibility to take part in the organisation.

What about the conference?

  • It will be an all day conference, starting at 09:00 am and ending at 16:00 pm.
  • During the conference, different speakers will have presentations they prepare.
  • A discussion panel with an invited person will be part of this conference and teachers will prepare questions they are interested in.
  • Parallel sessions of training for educators is another point of interest for educators which will inform about the Scientix platform and possibilities to get involved.
  • Lunch and the ceremony of certification for the invited teachers.

Who is going to be invited?

Different teachers from science subjects at school. There will be an open invitation to submit documents, where teachers can express their interest to take part. All Ambassadors can invite their colleagues from their schools too, but only a limited number of teachers will be selected.

Speakers of the conference?

Almida Cercizaj – first Scientix Ambassador of Albania

Adriana Laze – (Scientix Ambassador of Albania)

Dhurata Myrtollari – (Scientix Ambassador of Albania)

Erviola Konomi – (Active STEM teacher)

Trainers of the conference?

Almdia Cercizaj

Adriana Laze

Valbona Mata


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Fier, Albania ; 28 April 2018

1-st Scientix Albanian Conference


28 April 2018

9.30 am to 10.00 am


10:00 am to 10.05 am

Opening ceremony

10:05 am to 10:20 am

Presentation:  “ STEM Motivation”

                          Almida Cercizaj (First Albanian Scientix Ambassador

10:20 am to 10.35 am

Presentation: “How to create your account on scientix



10.35 am to 10.50 am

                           Adriana Laze (Albanian Scientix Ambassador)

Presentation: “Scientix Moodle e te mesuarit online”

                         Dhurata Myrtollari (Albanian Scientix Ambassador)

10:50 am to 11:00 am

Coffee break


11.00 am to 11:15 am

Presentation: Practices in Math,

                       Erviola Konomi (Activie teacher on STEM project)


11:20 am to 12.00 pm

Discusion panel  

Invited from different field of STEM interested

12.00 am to 12. 20 pm


12:40 pm to 14.00 pm


14:00 pm to 14:45 pm

Parallel session training

       “STEM at primary school” – Trainer A. Cercizaj

       “Online event on scientix” – Trainer A. Laze, V. Mata

14:45 pm to 15:00 pm

Closing conference

All Ambassadors that are giving their contribute to organise the conference:
  1. Almida Cercizaj
  2. Alketa Bajrami
  3. Adriana Laze
  4. Dhurata Myrtollari
  5. Dentila Garipi
  6. Rovena Hoxha
  7. Luljeta Koci
  8. Valbona Mata



The ice is melting

Activity 1

Earth observation satellites help us to see our world in a new way. They can
observe different features than those we can see when we look at our
planet from the ground. Studying these features can tell us about the health
of the Earth, our weather, our climate, and topics such as global warming, ocean
acidification, and much more.

Pupils will learn:

• Where ice can be found on Earth
• That the amount of ice on Earth is decreasing
• The difference between land ice and sea ice
• That melting sea ice does not affect sea levels
• That melting land ice does affect sea levels
• That it is colder on areas of ice (white) than on land and water (dark)

Pupils will improve:

• Their experimental skills
• Their ability to work in a group
• Their ability to plan an experiment
• Their ability to describe and explain physical effects that they see


Information sources, such as the internet, an encyclopedia, or an atlasInternet connection.


Pupils can use the information sources to research this topic and answer the questions on their activity sheets.


Once pupils have completed their worksheets, they can discuss the answers as a class. You could ask for ideas about:

• The temperature at which water freezes to form ice (0°C).
• The different forms of frozen water (snow, hail, ice cubes, etc.).
• Where ice can be found on Earth (mostly at the North and South poles, Greenland, Siberia).
• We can find ice at the South pole (mainly land ice), at the North pole (both land ice and sea ice).
• The North Pole includes Greenland, which is land ice.
• Why the North pole has shrunk so much in recent years.
• The possible results of ice melting (e.g. sea levels rising).


Activity 2: Will sea levels  change?

Equipment (per group)

• 2 small plastic cups
• 2 small plastic plates
• 2 ice cubes
• Enough water to fill the two cups
• Modelling clay


Pupils should first complete questions 1 and 2, where they predict what will happen as a result of ice melting. Then pupils split into groups of four in order to carry out the practical experiment.
Hand out the equipment and explain that the water represents the sea. Ask pupils to follow the instructions on their activity sheets.
Note that it may take quite a long time for the ice to melt. You can speed up the process by using lukewarm water, or putting the cups on a sunny windowsill.


The water in cup 1 should stay at the same level, whereas the water in cup 2 should overflow.


• Melting sea ice does not cause sea levels to rise, whereas melting land ice does.
• In ice form, the sea ice is already contributing its volume to the oceans. Thus, when it melts it does not increase the volume of the oceans.
• In ice form, land ice is not contributing to the volume of the oceans. When it melts, it flows into the ocean, increasing the overall volume.
• It is misleading to say that melting ice overall leads to rising sea levels. It is melting land ice that mostly leads to rising sea levels.
• Note that indirectly, melting sea ice can lead to rising sea levels, through changing properties such as the salinity, density, and current. But these effects are less extreme, and less measurable than the changing volume as a result of melting land ice.
• Ice is special because it is one of the few materials where its solid form is less dense than its liquid form, so it floats. This means that in ice form, the sea ice takes up more space than it does in water form.


STEM Discovery Week 2018 in Island of Elba, Italy

I am planning a brief presentation from my students (age 17) about women in STEM. Due to the schedule in my school, I have only one hour on Tuesday 24th April, from 8.00 to 9.00 CEST, but I am looking for other schools to join us in a web meeting. I hope this is interesting for students that could find some inspiration from the great women in STEM.