Sign in: This project STEM event is one of the few activities of the European eTwinning project “Discovering STEM in Recycling”, in which Turkey, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and North Macedonia participated. The theme of the project is “We learn stem from Recycling”. First of all, we created a STEM center for our classroom to draw attention to the issue of waste.
Participants: 3-5 years Application: March 15-31, 2021 Subject Science: Science and nature activity, Art activity
Login: This project STEM event is one of the few activities of the European eTwinning project “exploring STEM in nature”, in which Turkey, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and North Macedonia participated. The theme of the project is “We learn from plants”.
In this project, we aimed to teach kindergarten students to explore nature and to make natural dyes. We started our project in March 2021. Our natural paint making event was held between 15-31 March 2021. Our work with 19 teachers and 250 students has spread to a wide audience. The aim of the activity is to draw the attention of the students to the chemicals in chemical dyes, to understand the damage that chemical dyes cause to our health and to teach what we can do.
The very main reason for our decision to start our project blossomed following a brainstorming session in class. There is an ongoing construction of a huge opera house building which is visible from our school grounds. One day my students were watching the construction site in admiration, raving over the heavy-duty machinery, which at the time led me to think that I wouldn’t be able to get a better chance to introduce and turn such a concept into a STEM project so I decided to create the right environment for the idea to flourish.
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.
We need employees that are motivated, well prepared and trained now and in future. The STEM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are particularly important for the further development of European Economy and welfare. At the moment we have to face the problem that not enough young people are choosing to study or work within these STEM areas. The aim of our project is to close this gap. We intend to develop the student’s interest in STEM topics and to motivate them to work towards further development of modern technologies.