For the third year, High School of Math and Science Kyustendil joins the STEM Discovery Campaign initiative. This year the focus is on student projects, which are an example of real application of what has been learnt in the field of mathematics, technology, science and engineering. We present in the form of a virtual demonstration/online lecture the best projects of students from our school. We used Google Site and thematically arranged projects, related to the tagline for this year’s campaign –Sustainability and Citizenship.
All projects are winners in different categories in the national competition “Looking for super STEM Bulgaria”, as well as other national competitions.
The resources from the Scientix Repository of resources helped us to implement the activity (online and in-class). We used the CODING IN STEM EDUCATION brochure, which can be found here: http://www.scientix.eu/resources/details?resourceId=23114. “What does a robot have to do with environmental protection?” “How do you remote control a model ship using a smartphone?” “How can you program a ‘pet’?” “IT is everywhere and coding offers many possibilities for exciting and relevant lessons” – just to name a few topics investigated in the brochure.
In the 2020 STEM Discovery Campaign, we are presenting our socially significant project, which we called “The Green LEGO School”. We are the PMGKN Little Robotics team at High School of Math and Science “Prof. Emanuil Ivanov” Kyustendil. We met twice a week at school before school closure and now because of COVID-19 we meet in a virtual classroom.
We have a LEGO Mindstormrobot that we use to accomplish our missions. We work as a team, by trials and errors and getting better. Our team member Vanessa:
“Our team is very positive, it has an age group of 5th – 7th grade classes, which makes it even funnier and cooler”.
We get along with each other very well. All of us аrе doing something that we are good at. “Problem-solving and decision-making are important to us to achieve our goal – learning to allocate our time, our roles, to work together. We get guidance from our mentors. We are very pleased when our missions are successful and we come up with interesting things.”
Finding and displaying the environmental problem
We are part of Robotics for Bulgariainitiative and they have challenged us this season to solve a particular problem in the area of settlements. How do we imagine the city of the future and what are its problems?
The Open House Day in High School of Maths and Science „Prof. Emanuil Ivanov” Kyustendil, takes the form of workshops, demonstrations, quizzes and interesting events. Students and teachers in different fields demonstrate to future students, from different schools in our city, how interesting and useful is to deal with STEM science.
The tagline for this year’s campaign is
“best practices in using innovative STEM resources”. The primary
focus of this year’s campaign is to showcase how educational materials and
other learning resources are used in educational activities.
We will tell you how teachers with their knowledge and experience, with the help of prominent students, make the educational process much more interesting and related to real life.
Demonstration of experimental behavior of plant and animal cells in osmosis.