STEM for pre-primary students

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Many parents and teachers wonder, at what age is it appropriate to start teaching STEM? Many pre-primary teachers are looking for activities for STEM lessons , but sometimes they think that it is not possible the implementation of STEM lessons to students aged 3-6. How can we implement these...

Where do I find hands-on Physics resources?

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Experimentation, whether it is structured or not, is a fundamental aspect of learning Physics, not only because of the role it plays in the scientific research itself that we must present to our students, but also because of its cognitive importance as it is linked to carrying out experiments...

Engage Students in Math with Exploding Dots

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Image: shutterstock_520698799 Fiumicino airport – Passport control – Discussion with passport control officer Why do you want to be in Roma? I’m going to a project meeting. What kind of project are you talking about? It is a school/ Comenius project. There are four schools from different European countries...

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Scientix: implementing connectivism

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Image: shutterstock_267283724- Siemens and Downes Theory of Connectivism (Siemens, 2004) “provides new insight into what it means to facilitate learning in the 21st Century” (Marquis, 2012), as it incorporates the main change of our digital era: learning occurs outside of people and as peoples’ valuable skill has become the...

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Investigating Enzymes: experiencing learning through an IBSE-CLIL Project (2)

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Image: shutterstock_172355312-.jpg Having chosen Biochemistry and the related disciplines as the target subjects of the project,  to develop the task and activities of the module the team decided to make use of the Inquiry-based approach, in which students follow methods and practices similar to those employed by scientific researchers. IBSE...

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Investigating Enzymes: experiencing learning through an IBSE-CLIL Project.

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Image: shutterstock_172355312-.jpg Authors: Checchetti Andrea (Scientix ambassador), Bruno Maria Clotilde and Martano Donato The article reports a network experience carried out by a team of English Language and Science teachers from different schools in Italy. The outcome of the project is a teaching unit on the properties of enzymes, which...

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The (unknown) Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Education

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Image: shutterstock_387345829- Today we are living in the cusp of a new industrial revolution that differs from all the previous ones. It´s been coined as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (RI4) at the 2011 Hannover Fair. It comes in the sequence, obviously, of the other industrial revolutions: the first industrial revolution...

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Is this child gifted?

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Image: shutterstock_75642172 Dr Lianne Hoogeveen, developmental psychologist and director of the Radboud Center for the Study of Giftedness (CBO) of the Radboud University in the Netherlands, presented on the 3rd of July 2017 the latest research developments in gifted education, including that by ECHA (European Council for High Ability) to more...