Posts Tagged ‘physics’

STEAM and tinkering: a successful connection

CC-BY, provided by the author Some STEAM topics related to physics, for example, motion, friction, acceleration etc. and related to Genetics, for example protein and DNA structure, can be difficult to understand for 12-13 year-old students or sometimes even boring. Starting from that I decided to use a different...

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...

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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...

Collaboration in STEM Teaching and Learning

STEM are often disciplines difficult to study and understand for young learners because they require effort and the activation of particular areas of the brain, such as the frontal lobe, which control the ability to make decisions and reasoning and develop from pre-school to even at the age of...

Covid-19 Quarantine: Time for Upskilling

The COVID-19 time has brought many challenges in several institutions including schools. Change in education brings along ‘loss, anxiety, and struggle’ (Marris, 1975). However, I believe teachers are among the first ones to be responding to this new reality and giving a lasting contribution to students, their schools, and...

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STEM and Sustainability

Image: windmills-984137_960_720 Sustainability in STEM subjects can be a great way to link standard physics, science and mathematical concepts to topics applicable to the real world and of interest to students. Education is being called upon to prepare responsible citizens to meet the complex challenges we are currently facing as...