Science debate in class

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Education systems in most European countries face the same challenge: how to raise the level of scientific literacy, including reasoning in STEM subjects. In addition, students’ rhetorical skills – argumentation, oral presentation – are insufficient, which leads to inaccurate use of language and susceptibility to ‘fake news’. The EU...

Careers in Neuroscience – An interview with Marjana Brkic

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Neuroscience has become an interdisciplinary field with the recent advances in computers, and brain imaging and intervention instruments. Considered a medical field in the past, today Neuroscience is a blooming field that also inspires artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, and has implications in numerous areas; from marketing to...

Create your own Science Center with your students!

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Science centers are wonderful places for informal learning.  Visitors can see flashy, colorful experiments and interact with captivating devices. It is a great way to awaken and keep the natural interest in Science of every student. So what can be better than visiting one? Building one for yourself of...

Window into Europe

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We are no longer alone, we are now one in Europe. Our classes collaborate with students from other countries, while teachers organize activities with colleagues from diverse nations using educational platforms designed for sharing, such as eTwinning and Scientix. eTwinning is a project of the European Commission that aims...

RosaDigitale 2019: the conquest is information

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During RosaDigitale week – which begins on the 8th of March – students and teachers reflect on the history of women who have changed the world. The RosaDigitale National Movement fights for equal opportunities in the field of information technology. In Europe, thousands of events, called petals, are organized...

World Food Prize in the Classroom

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Classroom integration of STEM and STEAM; cross-curricular lesson plans; over 100 professional development hours and meetings; 66 hungry for knowledge participants, each with their own abilities, interests and questions; seven different science preps and new matching syllabi to write, arrange and implement; regular schedule changes; a new 4-H headquarters...

Effective Mentoring as Part of the Training of Science Teachers

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Carrying out practical experiments is judged an essential aspect of science teaching.  Indeed, some schools consider it best practice to perform a practical activity in every science lesson. Generally, practical activities aim to teach students how to develop hypotheses, design and carry out experiments, make observations and report them, interpret...