Posts Tagged ‘STEM’

We add value to STEM with animals

Picture provided by the author, attribution CC-BY In this blog post, Rukiye Akyol talks about an eTwinning project in which she participated with eighteen teachers from five countries (Turkey, Malta, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, North Macedonia). The aim of the project was to learn about animals and environmental issues through...

Sentence-based sound teaching method for first reading and writing in education

Turkish teachers have been using the “sentence-based sound teaching method” to teach reading and writing since few years now. This method allows teachers to get familiar with new techniques and find a better approach to each of their students. It enables teachers to show students how meaningful the sound is by...

Transformative Education: STEM Education for Sustainable Development Goals

Adopted by the UN General Assembly on 25 September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations Education 2030 Framework Action, is coordinated by the UNESCO Education Agency and aims to “provide equal and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” UNESCO’s report...

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...

The FeSTEM Platform: creating meaningful relationships with experts in the field

The FeSTEM community platform (https://festem.network/) was developed as part of the FeSTEM project (https://festemproject.eu/) that is co-funded by the Erasmus+ program. It is an e-mentoring platform that aims to link Higher Education (HE) students in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with experienced mentors in the field. More specifically,...

Green Behavior Code

Green Behavior Code is an eTwinning project that involves 4 countries (Spain, Italy, Romania and Tunisia), 105 students and 4 teachers. We aim to make pupils aware that our behaviors affect deeply and irreparably the environment. They need to think about alternative behaviors, more environmentally-conscious. In this project, pupils...

STEM Adventure in Nature – Integration of Nature and STEM Activities

Our STEM adventure in nature project aims to provide STEM integration to our students through nature-oriented activities. The subjects that students are most curious about in nature constitute the starting point of our project. The project subjects are plant cultivation, what the roots of plants do, the water cycle,...

Student question-based inquiry in climate change teaching

Climate change is a complex topic with several aspects to take into consideration and it requires exploring new approaches and new ways of teaching. As our students will face the effects of climate change, I think we need to start involving them in the learning process in a very...

muffin baskets

Muffin Baskets

Abstract Eighth graders were asked to investigate how the speed of a falling body depends on the height from which the body is dropped. As a body, paper muffin baskets had to be used and dropped from different, relatively small heights, and the falling time measured. For more accurate...