My Favorite Experiments Ghana 2021 – Volta School for the Deaf and Kpassa Technical Senior High School

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Thursday April 22nd – Volta School for the Deaf To maximize impact, when possible I try to work with groups of teachers and on creating/sharing resources which can be used in many classrooms, but it’s always nice to get back to spend some time in the classroom.  These past...

My Favourite Experiments Ghana 2021 – TERESCO Resource Centre

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It’s been great spending a few days at  Saint Teresa’s College of Education (TERESCO) to add a handful of low-cost experiments to their resource centre, though at times I feel like butter being spread too thin.  My time in Ghana always feels too short for the work I want...

My Favourite Experiments Ghana 2021

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Introduction Hello! I’m starting this mini-blog as a way of sharing some of my adventures on my fourth trip to Ghana to share ideas and promote access to hands-on science education. Once again joining Christoffer Akpeloo, founder of the Ho International Exchange Program (HINTEGRAM) and teacher at Saint Francis...

Smartphones to conduct scientific inquiry

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What kind of technology do we need in the classroom? Imagine a digital tool that helps pupils and students master scientific experimentation, not virtually, but by observing the world around them.Imagine a scientific instrument that allows students to make accurate measurements on sound, movement, position, light or color. An...

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Virtual Science Camps – Online Science Lessons

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What is a Virtual Science Camp? Virtual Science Camps are free online science lessons, open to anyone in the world.  Hosted by Michael Gregory in Paris, France, and joined by guest hosts from around the world. Why?  Virtual Science Camps were started during the COVID-19 pandemic as an invitation...

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Discover STEAM through the funfair

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One of the most common tools of contemporary education in the world is student-centered activities that enable students to question and think analytically. For this reason, scientific studies on student-centered activities have an important role in increasing the quality of education. Our project aims to increase students’ interest in...

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Fluorescent Properties of Chlorophyll Pigment

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SUMMARY: Chlorophyll pigment initiates photosynthesis by absorbing light energy. Chlorophyll pigment cannot photosynthesize in green wavelength. The best wavelength of photosynthesis is the purple and red-light wavelength. The fluorescent phenomenon is the reflection of rays falling on some special compounds at different wavelengths. This STEM activity was conducted with 14-year-old...

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Using SCAMPER Thinking Technique in STEM Activities

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“Every idea arises from another idea that exists” What is SCAMPER? SCAMPER thinking technique is a technique created to develop different thinking. This technique provides a pleasant environment for creative thinking. SCAMPER is an acronym developed in 2000 by De Bono. Each letter expresses a specific thinking process: Substitution...

STEM for sustainability and digital citizenship – Building Meteorology Station

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Our children need to develop their creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving skills and use 21st-century skills correctly. I believe it is time to encourage every stakeholder in the education field to organize activities that will raise awareness about these issues by highlighting the relevant skills students...