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Food Defenders: Make the Waste Worth the Taste

Introduction The project Food Defenders: Make the Waste to Worth the Taste, was designed and applied during the school year 2021-2022. In this project, four Kindergartens from Greece, nine teachers and 109 children participated. The mascot of the programme Foxie Planet invited students to adopt new attitudes towards food...

The Importance of STEM Education in Primary Schools

Students’ perception is one of the most important nuances in primary school. Perception occurs with the activity of developing students. The task and the environment need to be expanded and developed along with the information they obtain. It is recommended that the STEM method, which has been popular in...

Hey Mars, wait for us!

It is a STEAM project that includes multidisciplinary topics about Mars. Students did brainstorming and shared ideas on how it would be possible to form a liveable life on it. There are many aims, such as: improving language skills, creating awareness about Mars and building friendships among the students...

Be a scientist for a day: the International Masterclasses program for high school students

What if your physics lesson is not just about sliding blocks of wood, light bulbs strung together, and steam pistons? Imagine being young students passionate about science and for one day your teachers let you live the experience of being a real scientist dealing with real data! Thanks to...

Can gamification improve students’ motivation and problem-solving skills?

Introduction Our schools are data sources that few systematically use to improve teaching practice. Disciplinary difficulties in working with students or poorer results in tests are some of the many challenges we face in our work every day. Nevertheless, there’s a strategy that can help us overcome difficulties and...

Small Bridge Engineers

In this Scientix blogpost, Derya Yukva, a preschool teacher in Turkey, presents the “Small Bridge Engineers” activity. The project was conducted for four days with sixteen, five-year-old students. The aim was to develop among students a positive attitude and behaviour towards nature. To do so, students were challenged to...

The story of the water drop

This year, I am working with 6- to 7-year-old students. They love stories a lot and are very curious and kind-hearted, eager to learn and get involved. Therefore, I proposed to them to celebrate World Water Day through a series of activities through which they learned the story of...