Activity: The online workshop “Brain Lab” includes preparation and presentation of mind maps on the challenge “What if…” based on topics in mathematics, science and technology. The students work in teams. The mind maps contain hypotheses, forecasts, research of available and necessary resources, interviews (studies) among peers, parents and STEM professionals.
Procedure: The session is realized within the subject “Project Design” in 7th grade. Each team decides the format and the way of presentation: multimedia product; etude; real model. The session ends with a general discussion.
Topics: “What if there is no gravity?”; “What if there are two Suns in our system?”; “What if we all live in an aquatic environment?”; What if there are no numbers? What if we can change the colour of our skin? “If the buildings could move.”
Activity: Far from science fiction, AI is becoming an increasingly common part of our daily lives. AI has the potential to revolutionize the way we live.
Think of artificial intelligence and the first thing that comes to mind for most is a machine that can walk, talk, think and most importantly, make decisions the way people do. And while we may be decades away from the things we see in future developments or movies, how to deny the presence of AI all around us. AI is found in many forms. For example, many people talk to their phones or virtual assistants. The car I bought recently has features like an automatic brake, reads the speed signs and warns me if I drive too fast. All of these are examples of how machine automation takes on the role of intelligent people and can therefore be seen as a form of intelligence.
The term cognitive intelligence is increasingly spoken and used. The idea is for intelligent machines to analyze, theorize and update like us.
We monitor our environment; we appreciate it and have an idea of how to react to it. Then we try this idea and if it doesn’t work the way we expect, we try something else. This interactive cycle of observation and learning is what distinguishes mechanized behavior from AI.
Procedure: The session was realized within the subjects “Project Design”, “Artificial Intelligence”, “Career Development” in 10th and 11th grade.