Our next SDC 2020 activities

Author: Aliya Ahmadova

Finally, we decided to generalize the “Nanotechnology in schools” activities for the 2020 STEM Discovery Campaign with student projects. This year our slogan is: Don’t hesitate-STEM is accelerate. During the last week of the 2020 STEM Discovery Campaign, STEM projects, prepared by secondary school students of the Republic of Azerbaijan at home and shared online on our project’s Facebook page, attracted everyone’s interest.

I also present the projects of our students for “SDC 2020 week” to you:

Please visit our Facebook page for more students’ projects made for SDC20!

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Big Conversations with Small Groups

Author: Ayse Karaul Arslan

Bilsem (Science and Art Center) students meet scientists!
We are holding “Big Conversations with Small Groups” online meeting session throughout April. We hosted a guest every week and asked what we wondered. In total, 14 people (7 pupils, 6 professionals, and 1 teacher) joined this webinar series.

Our aim: to provide deep knowledge for gifted students of the issues we are curious about, to prevent special, talented children from staying away from science during Covid-19 and to meet STEM professionals and scientists.

Our guests

1st week:

Click here for our first conversation with Mr. Sinan Yirmibeşoğlu (Captain Research Assistant from ITU Faculty of Maritime) about global climate change from polar research perspective.

What did we talk about?

  • What is global warming?
  • What is the effect of the Coriolis force?
  • In which region is the ozone layer thinner?
  • What is the significance of Piri Reis’s map?
  • How do the oceans meet our need for oxygen?
  • How does plastic pollution affect oxygen production?
  • How does the difference of solar reflectors in different regions affect the climate?
  • What is the Albedo scale?
  • How does global warming affect transportation to Antarctica?
  • How did the Paris Agreement come about?
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