T, R, I, Z Russian words; Teoriya Resheniya Izobretatelskikh Zadatch consists of initials. TRIZ approach is defined as “Intuitive Problem Solving Theory” or “Invention Based Problem Solving Theory” or “Creative Problem Solving Theory” in English


Genrich Altshuller, the founder of the TRIZ theory, was born in Russia in 1926. He made his first discovery at the age of 14. Later he studied Mechanical Engineering. When the basic start-up in TRIZ began in 1946, he served as a patent officer in the Soviet Navy and was responsible for patenting inventions. During this duty, by learning the patenting processes; How original are patents? How to get to the patent stage? How was the problem that led to patents resolved, how was the problem that led to patents resolved? brought a systematic massage to his questions. The most important feature of the TRIZ approach is solving the main problem based on the solved problems.

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Natura(L) Mask

With the increase of the pandemic all over the world, as a result, protective equipment usage has increased considerably. The masks usage has reached a threatening level for the environment.
For this reason, we decided to produce nature-friendly, recyclable masks.

The Natural Mask project is prepared for eTwinning and Tubitak, which is also a STEM project. Considering the environmental pollution, it is obvious that single-use masks are a threat to the environment. Based on this, we designed a disinfectable mask at home using organic Arçelik, which is a Turkish brand, filament in a 3D printer. The students have witnessed every stage of the process and the project was implemented.

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Aquelando at home

Author: Patricia Barciela

Date: 13 March 2020 to 30 April 2020

Aquelando at home” comes every day to Galician homes presenting experiments, challenges, activities and much more, all recorded and sent to the program by children, teachers, scientists and science communicators from all over Galicia on a voluntary basis.

Through a call made by the teachers and science communicators through social networks, public participation has exceeded initial expectations and has created an unexpected and genuine science education project.

Educational and collaborative science TV block broadcasted by TVG2, the regional television channel, as support to Galician students while schools remain closed.
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