DOĞANIN ŞARKISI (STEM ETKİNLİĞİ)

Music is an indispensable phenomenon in human life. Children need to learn, experiment and use sounds obtained from all kinds of materials. Their melodic concepts are different from those of adults. Preschoolers are primarily interested in sounds and wonder what happened. They tend to learn better in a rich and stimulating environment. The most important factor for the environment is the teacher.

For this reason, we decided to make our own musical instruments in my school to give more musical education to children and to develop their sense of music.

3 and 5-year-old students who took part in the project worked between April 1 and April 30.Our aim is to give children a sense of music and rhythm. To love music. Now they use their creativity to create musical instruments from materials.

How we decided?

Since we do not have a music classroom due to school facilities, we decided to create a music corner in the garden with the children.First, what is a musical instrument, what is it for, what types are there, how to make handmade sample instruments, what materials we will need, what are the shapes of musical instruments, etc. We started by researching its features.For this, we received support from websites such as Youtube, Pinterest and Google. Pictures were shown and videos were watched.Of course, while creating this music corner, we took care to use nature’s own materials. We used all kinds of materials that could be used for music, also using recyclable materials.

Activity 1:

And first we went out to the garden to explore.

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Activity 2:

While examining the different musical instruments in the classroom after the different objects we found, “Should we make maracas, too?” When I said, they started thinking how to do it.Considering the use of waste materials, they thought that empty toilet paper, play dough box, empty bottles were suitable for maracas in the classroom. Children gave up plastics and decided to use maracas from rolled cardboard. They threw out small objects they found inside to make a sound. (lentils, stones, chickpeas, macaroni) And they decorated.

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Activity 3:

A few days later, as one of the children entered the classroom, he had a walnut in his hand. To eat it, he had to break it first. He started hitting the walnuts together to break them.Just at that moment, I said, “Look how the walnuts sound,” to get their attention. When I said “can it be made of walnut, do you think a musical instrument”, we decided to try it.They watched a video of making a musical instrument from a walnut on Youtube. After getting the materials, they got to work.

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We brought all the musical instruments they made to the garden and started to create our corner with materials such as pots, pans, wooden spoons and cones that they brought from the house.

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We got to work by tying a rope to the ends of the spoons and ladles. First we decided what to put where. It was started to hang on metal with legs one by one by passing through the handles of the pot.

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and the final state of our garden…

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STEAM Learning Lab and Food.

Dates that it took place:  21/4/2021 – 23/4/2021

Name: Kristi Folia

Exact topic:The main idea of STEAM Learning Lab activity is to engage students in STEAM experiments based on food materials and their properties, in fun and stimulating way and in parallel το teach them responsible consumption and production in order to build sustainable society.

The project consists of the following three activities: 1st Activity: Food waste: a renewable energy source (biogas), 2nd Activity: GMOs Food VS Organic Food, 3rd Activity: Sustainability and Citizenship Tic- Tac – Toe Game (AI). These activities connect learning with real life and integrate the 4Cs skills which prompt students to think critically and creatively, to collaborate and communicate effectively.Students need these specific skills to fully participate in today’s global community, be able to share their thoughts, questions, ideas and solutions, to become active, responsible and engaged citizens.

Description of activities

1st Activity: Food waste: a renewable energy source (biogas) Aims: 1)experiment and discover the energy of food, 2)awareness of the 7th Sustainable Goal Development (Affordable and clean energy) Biogas has gained popularity in recent years as a “greener” fuel. Biogas is a type of biofuel naturally produced from the decomposition of organic matter. When this organic matter is exposed to an environment without oxygen they free a blend of gases. Students working in teams, get involved in a conceptual mapping activity learning about the energy of food and discuss the below infographic about biogas process.

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“The World is My Habitat” Ecological and Carbon footprint, Covid-19’s Impact on Carbon Footprint

Habitat or habitat, the place where a creature lives and thrives. This place can be a physical region, a special part of the earth, air, soil, or water. Habitat can be as large as an ocean or a meadow, or a decayed tree can be as small as an insect’s gut.
The cause of global warming is the harmful gases people release into the atmosphere. With this study, our aim is to raise awareness by providing a better understanding of the concept of carbon footprint in society.

Technology is developing rapidly, the consumption trend is increasing day by day. It is not possible to directly reduce the carbon footprint to zero as we cannot give up our basic vital activities.
Scientific process steps will be applied in the study. Literature review, research, examination, comparison and decision-making methods will be used. With this study, we measure our carbon footprint, and the annual average amount of carbon a person releases into the atmosphere will be determined. Through the school website, social media and EBA, posts, presentations, videos, short films and paintings will be made to raise awareness of the society.


How to Reduce Carbon Footprint?

  1. Walk
  2. Use a bicycle
  3. Preferance to bulk transport
  4. Travel with More than one person in individual vehicles
  5. Reduce flight rides
  6. Use a hybrid tool
  7. Pay attention to energy efficiency inside the home
  8. Use enough electronic products

With (“The World is My Living Space”), we are participating in the 2021 STEM Discovery Week, (6 countries). We are working with 15 teachers and 105 students.
2021 Stem Discovery Campaign and (“The World is My Habitat”) Project Training.
1-Ecological and Carbon footprint, Covid-19’s Impact on Carbon Footprint
2-Water footprint
3-Recycling
4-Forest footprint grassland footprint agriculture footprint
5-Global warming
6-Renewable energy

With this study, it has been tried to popularize what will be done to reduce the carbon footprint in society. By saving energy we can reduce our carbon footprint by doing and changing some of our habits. In addition, trees absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. The importance of planting trees for society will be explained in order to pay off our debt to nature, albeit a little.

References:
– Artemis refinement blog
– uwww.semplastik.com.tr
– utr.wikipedia.org
– umflow.app