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student-centered activities_STEAM activity: Let’s Create Lunapark

Discover STEAM through the funfair

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

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

“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

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...

BIOPROFILES: Teaching Green

Presentation: This educational project has been carried out in 4 European countries, Slovakia, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Spain supported by three teacher training workshops: The first one was an internal workshop for educational consortia partners for initial project planning and project inception. The next two workshops were carried...

STORIES IN STEM EDUCATION: ‘STEM SURVIVOR- GECKO’S STEM JOURNEY’

Our STEM SURVIVOR Project aims to increase our students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and to provide a more qualitative integration of STEM disciplines. In doing so, we use a storytelling approach considering the objectives of our project. Gecko, the main character of our stories, is a...

Sustainable Development Goals in STEM Education

Celebrated last year with 73 events from 115 different countries with the participation of more than 106,500 people online, this year the “Global Goals Week” has taken place entirely online. Between the 18th and the 26th of September 2020, civil society, businesses and academia, organized a series of events...

Coding recent history in Italy

All pictures are the author’s own. It was January 13th 2016 when Prof. Alessandro Bogliolo (University of Urbino) launched the first video lesson of the MOOC: Coding in your classroom, now! Hundreds of teachers followed him, interested in introducing coding and computational thinking in their classrooms. Since then, that...