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3rd Laboratory Work done in 140 Seconary school/Sofia

3rd Laboratory Work done in 140 Seconary school/Sofia

The 3rd laboratory work , organized by NART representatives, was held on June 14, 2021 in 140. Secondary School "Ivan Bogorov"/Sofia with students from 8th grade. The  school is a long-term partner of NART  and actively implements  educational innovations in the learning process.

The activity is number 32, and the topic is: "Can a Person Make a Difference?". The students researched the connection between the people and the environment,  discussed the factors - physical and chemical, that affect human health and well-being. The participants worked on two cases related to environmental pollution, consequences and possible solutions to exiting problems.

This activity provides a link between human health, the environment and the curriculum in physics, chemistry, geography and biology. The content of the activity is focused on the noise and  the air pollution. They are related to different types of waves (physics), liquid particles / aerosols - and some gases (chemistry) and how they affect nature (biology and geography) and humans (biology).

The practical lesson is part of the project result O2 - A2 Implementation of Laboratory work, and the activity is developed within the product IO1_A2_Elaboration of a methodological approach and instruments for defining the Educational Kit

Presentation of Steam4SEN outputs in Bulgarian school

Presentation of Steam4SEN outputs in Bulgarian school

 

On June 11th of June 2021 in the  High School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics – Lovech/BG  the #STEAM4SEN project were presented by NART representatives.The presentation of The STEAM4SEN project results was a part of the agenda of a training, dedicated to the STEAM approach in school education.

The 19 teachers, who took part in the training, learnt more about the : the Definition of challenges and opportunities in teaching STE(A)M subjects; the Educational Kit with 56 activities developed by the project partners, the Methodological approach and the Usability guidelines for the implementation of the activities. Individual activities and their applicability in practice were discussed.

Тhe Activity "Explore the colours" from the Steam4sen Educational Toolkit inspired many students in 124 School in Sofia

On June 7th in the 124 Primary School "Vasil Levski" - Sofia was held a practical lesson with students from 5th, 6th and 7th grade within the project STEAM4SEN, organised by National Association of resource teachers/BG/. The activity "Explore the colors" is part of the Educational toolkit /IO1-A3/, made by the Steam4en partners. The activity is dedicated to the study of the spectrum and the decomposition of the light. The students discovered the effects of color overlap and their interaction. The students were involved in a discussion about the basic colors and the result of mixing them. They experimented with color filters and images, the relationship between the spectrum of light and the visible colors of different combinations of color images. Students discuss how color filters change white light.
After completing the activity, students will make their own research projects on the shades and combinations of favorite colors. The projects will be prepared and done in the Arts classeс.

Steam4Sen classes at the “Federico Caffè” School don’t stop

Despite the pandemic, the imminent end of a quite busy school year and the countless commitments that derive from it, the STEAM4SEN project has moved on and reached its core: STEAM laboratories are ready and we are starting to experiment.

The results of the research, experimentation and comparison work of teachers from the 4 Partner Schools and qualified experts in teaching methodologies from Portugal, Malta, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Greece and Italy are available to all.

56 different STEAM laboratories were planned and specifically designed for SEN students. The labs are equipped with detailed educational kits, that provide information for those teachers who are going to realize them, regarding the STEAM areas involved, the materials required, the actions guiding the project methodology (ENQUIRY BASED LEARNIG a methodology based on investigation) and the steps necessary to implement the activities: 1. INVOLVE -> 2. EXPLORE -> 3. EXPERIMENT-> 4. EXPLAIN -> 5. REFLECT -> 6. EVALUATE.

Further news, hopefully appreciated by teachers, is that every educational laboratory kit was translated in the 6 project languages: today they are available not only in English but also in Italian and if you really want to have fun in Portuguese, Bulgarian, Greek and Lithuanian!

"Why we need Mathematics in real life", "Control of water consumption - Intelligent irrigation circuit" "Understanding the state of matter through food", "Open a restaurant", "Create your own crystal", "Tourist guide photography "," Where art and science intersect "," One person can make a difference "," The house of dreams "," All dancing " already renamed " The dancing chick! " are just some of the 56 laboratories planned to bring together Mathematics, Science, Technology and Engineering, with Art, Creativity and Critical Thinking.

The first experiments at the I.I.S. “Federico Caffè” have already started, and new labs are to be implemented in September with further feedbacks to enrich our laboratory experience.

The first IOT pioneer was our teacher Valentina Ferraresi who, with the students of the class 1BL, embarked on the foremost challenge: a creative thinking laboratory on IOT!

The boys threw themselves with enthusiasm into the laboratory and it was nice to give them a wide range of sensors, microprocessors, services: we asked them to create something with the only limit of their imagination and it was great to see that all their ideas were meant to improve other people's life!

We reckon that this is a beautiful response to the beginning of the experimentation, which arouses faith in our children and rewards all the teachers’ efforts and enthusiasm.

But we have just started, with the new school year we are going to organize new activities and we’ll keep you updated! Follow us here https://www.steam4sen.eu/en/ and also here: https://www.facebook.com/STEAM4SEN and in the meantime…have a nice summer!

Тhe Activity "Explore the colours" from the Steam4sen Educational Toolkit inspired many students in 124 School in Sofia

Тhe Activity "Explore the colours" from the Steam4sen Educational Toolkit inspired many students in 124 School in Sofia

On June 7th in the 124 Primary School "Vasil Levski" - Sofia was held a practical lesson with students from 5th, 6th and 7th grade within the project STEAM4SEN, organised by National Association of resource teachers/BG/. The activity "Explore the colors" is part of the Educational toolkit /IO1-A3/, made by the Steam4en partners. The activity is dedicated to the study of the spectrum and the decomposition of the light. The students discovered the effects of color overlap and their interaction. The students were involved in a discussion about the basic colors and the result of mixing them. They experimented with color filters and images, the relationship between the spectrum of light and the visible colors of different combinations of color images. Students discuss how color filters change white light.
After completing the activity, students will make their own research projects on the shades and combinations of favorite colors. The projects will be prepared and done in the Arts classe