The Hourglass Race

Educational goals: Learning about the world using various technical objects in functional situations. Attachments Good practices – The hourglass race (390 kB) Post Views: 171

The colours

In Kindergarten, colour work is part of a larger study of light and its effects on the surfaces or materials it enlightens and it is a special theme for linking arts education and science education. Attachments Good practices – The colours (358 kB) Post Views: 206

Microplastics: small but deadly

This is a practical activity that introduces students to microplastics, tiny plastic particles, and their impact on the marine environment. Attachments Good practices – Microplastics (420 kB) Post Views: 192

Bluebots on math and ABC-rugs

The school subjects involved in this activity are Mathematics and language but also social aspects of the preschool curriculum, through group activities and collaboration. Attachments Good practices – Bluebot_Maths (468 kB) Post Views: 184

Building with stones

This activity should lead children to have other perspective of their home by apprehending it as a technical object. For it, different activities will lead them to familiarize with materials and construction processes. Attachments Good practices – Building with stones (375 kB) Post Views: 176

Joint through technology

The project “Joint Through Technology” was funded from Google RISE Awards after a successful proposal by mathisis.org team. The aim of the project was to bring together kids from 5-15 and trainers from both larger communities in Cyprus, Greek and Turkish, while learning robotics and programming. Attachments Good practices – Joint through technology (534 kB) […]

Robotics in the classroom: play to learn

botSTEM appears in national media, Diario ABC, Spain A European program led by the University of Burgos (UBU) encourages the use of robots in children to boost skills in Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering (STEM). Researchers from Spain, Sweden, Italy and Cyprus collaborate in a European project that aims to generalize the use of robotics […]

The sounds

In this activity the children write a play and musicalize it by creating musical ambiances with various sound bodies. Attachments Good practices – The sounds (400 kB) Post Views: 265

The vegetal biodiversity

In this activity the students observe trees in a forest to make sketches and then visit a botany garden for making a digital herbarium. Attachments Good practices – The vegetal biodiversity (459 kB) Post Views: 200

Beat the Flood

This challenge is designed to help pupils tackle a pressing global issue from a variety of perspectives. Attachments Good practices – Beat the flood (377 kB) Post Views: 195

Erasmus exchange shows how robots can help STEM teaching

botSTEM appears in the news of HKR University – Text in Swedish and photos: Fabian Rimfors How can robots help children learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)? The European ERASMUS+ project botSTEM.eu has set out to find out. Robotics and programming are now part of the Swedish curricula, and the consortium are collecting and […]

The wind

This sequence is extracted from the preliminary version of a book written by teachers participating in the Chinese Learning by Doing program as part of a cooperation established with La main à la pâte in 2000. Attachments Good practices – The wind (417 kB) Post Views: 220

Program directions with Next 1.0

Students from 3 to 5 y.o are given the specific mission of identifying geometrical shapes, sizes and colors and programming Next 1.0 to achieve the challenges defined. Attachments Good practices – Next 1.0 (440 kB) Post Views: 171

Bluebot – Gravitation and friction

In this activity the children are challenged with aiding a robot (bluebot) to ascend to a table. For it, a large assortment of plans and boards of different lengths are provided to help the children build bridges for the robots. Attachments Good practices – Bluebot – Up hill (389 kB) Post Views: 191

The body and the movement

This didactic experience describes an educational pathway to discover the body through the Inquiry Based Science Education method. Attachments Good practices – Body and movement (506 kB) Post Views: 182

Many flowers to learn with the ICT

Many flowers to learn arises from the need to acquire the concepts of quantity, rhythmic and musical sequence through the association between iconic and symbolic representations. Attachments Good practices – Learn with the ICT (492 kB) Post Views: 168

Sound and light through cryptolology and robotics

Educational goals: improving the group work skills and problem-solving skills, improving their multidimensional thinking skills and developing an understanding of sound and light through instructions that use everyday life and nature. Attachments Good practices – Cryptology and Robotics (401 kB) Post Views: 180

Snowman

This activity is related to perception and expression of emotions, calculation and measuring, know-how to learn, research and creativity. Attachments Good practices – Snowman (513 kB) Post Views: 211

KIBO

The KIBO robotic kit utilizes a software called CHERP that allows young children to physically construct the computer programs by connecting interlocking wooden blocks, representing a series of events. Attachments Good practices – KIBO (444 kB) Post Views: 221

Testing Timers

This activity is designed to get children thinking about how sand timers work. Attachments Good practices – Testing timers (356 kB) Post Views: 187

Senses

This is a good activity for teaching senses in a practical and playful way. Attachments Good practices – Senses (400 kB) Post Views: 206

Sources of light and shadows

Students will learn about sources of light and how shadows are made. They also will develop their critical thinking skills. Attachments Good practices – Light and Shadow (436 kB) Post Views: 188

Life cycles

The most important aim in this activity is to raise ecological awareness and become empathic towards all living beings.   Attachments Good practices – Life cycles (482 kB) Post Views: 206

High density cognitive paths doing geometry

This activity stimulates discussion and debate among children, boosts their creativity and assesses the ability to work in teams.   Attachments Good practices – High density congnitive paths (483 kB)Good practices – High density congnitive paths (480 kB) Post Views: 232

Geometry with MIND robot

With Mind robot, the participants acquire knowledge of geometry and programming in a playful and active way. Attachments Good practices – MIND robot (395 kB) Post Views: 179

Vibrating sound and music!

Where does the music come from? We will become great Luthiers to explain, with the help of everyday objects and instruments, what vibration is and how sounds are produced. Then, we will create a musical instrument with recycled material. Attachments Good practices – Vibrating sound and music (418 kB) Post Views: 203

Scribbling story

Children will create the scenography of a story with scribbling machines to investigate concepts of art, science and technology. Attachments Good practices – Scribbling machine (490 kB) Post Views: 209

Useless machines

Creativity, collaboration and the use of digital tools will allow the participants of this activity to design and build some incredible useless machines.   Attachments Good practices – Useless machines (417 kB) Post Views: 224

Robot DOC on the line of numbers

In this activity, the students will perform simple addition, subtraction and multiplication tasks and program a robot to check their answers.   Attachments Good practices – Robot DOC (431 kB) Post Views: 208

Adaptable Learning Graph for Maths

The system MaTHiSiS provide an online platform through which the registered teacher can create her/his lesson plans, individualised for each pupil according to his/her profile. Attachments Good practices – Mathisis Learning Graph (413 kB) Post Views: 206

Getting clean drinking water

Educational goals: Learning a way of getting clean drinking water, becoming aware that the clean drinking water is rare in the nature and encouraging respect for water as a natural resource. Attachments Good practices – Clean water (368 kB) Post Views: 186

Making an ‘active‘ volcano

In this activity students will learn more about how lava is formed and become aware of the effects volcanos have on the soil, the dangers and the devastation they sometime leave behind. Attachments Good practices – Active volcano (367 kB) Post Views: 196

Squashed tomatoes

This activity is designed to get children thinking about how gravity works and, in particular, how it can be used to transport food. Attachments Good practices – Squashed tomatoes (471 kB) Post Views: 233

Talent Viewer

Educational goal: Breaking down gender stereotypes about science and technology and motivating pupils to develop their individual skills rather than those that fit gender stereotypes. Attachments Good Practices – Talent viewer (362 kB) Post Views: 216

Programming with Next 2.0

Students are given the specific mission of identifying the water states, cycles and uses and programming Next 2.0 to achieve the challenges defined by the teacher.   Attachments Good practices – Next 2.0 (504 kB) Post Views: 212

From poetry to robotics

In this activity students discover through robotics that mathematics and poetry have many things in common. Attachments Good practices – From poetry to robotics (426 kB) Post Views: 214

Crystallography

The rural environment is an ideal place for the development of STEAM activities, given that it has unique and easily accessible natural, patrimonial and social resources. Attachments Good practices – Crystallography (496 kB) Post Views: 256

Inseparable. Or not?

Students discover how magnets work through different experiments related to real situations in which their use is useful. Attachments Good practices – Inseparable. Or not? (449 kB) Post Views: 240

A mysterious grot

Students discover simple machines and experiment with the application and utility of the inclined plane to build roads. Attachments Good practices – A mysterious grot (539 kB) Post Views: 298

Toolkits

Here is the project’s toolkits in all the partners languages Robotics and Stem education for children and primary school English   Italian   Spanish     Swedish Greek Post Views: 522

BOTSTEM and GIREP 2018!

On the 9th-13th of July, PhD.Ileana Greca – project coordinator of the BOTSTEM project – attended at GIREP-MPTL 2018, a research and innovation in physics education congress. Attachments Conceptual framework poster (478 kB) Post Views: 475

BOTSTEM in SCIENTIX!

On the last 4th-6th of May, BOTSTEM partners attended the III Scientix Conference in Brussels presenting the project to the education community, related EU-funded projects and many stakeholders. Post Views: 563