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…Continue reading Erasmus exchange shows how robots can help STEM teaching

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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)Hits: 74 Post Views: 3,919

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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)Hits: 86 Post Views: 3,284

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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)Hits: 243 Post Views: 3,801

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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)Hits: 82 Post Views: 3,338

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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)Hits: 122 Post Views: 3,464

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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)Hits: 90 Post Views: 3,243

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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)Hits: 86 Post Views: 3,677

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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)Hits: 74 Post Views: 3,788

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Testing Timers

This activity is designed to get children thinking about how sand timers work. Attachments Good practices – Testing timers (356 kB)Hits: 184 Post Views: 3,556

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Senses

This is a good activity for teaching senses in a practical and playful way. Attachments Good practices – Senses (400 kB)Hits: 86 Post Views: 3,584

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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)Hits: 82 Post Views: 3,461

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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)Hits: 84 Post Views: 3,590

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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)Hits: 73 Post Views: 3,272

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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)Hits: 114 Post Views: 3,633

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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)Hits: 80 Post Views: 3,352

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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)Hits: 81 Post Views: 3,542

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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)Hits: 85 Post Views: 3,377

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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)Hits: 87 Post Views: 3,371

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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)Hits: 165 Post Views: 3,636

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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)Hits: 105 Post Views: 3,535

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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)Hits: 88 Post Views: 3,386

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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)Hits: 79 Post Views: 3,365

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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)Hits: 101 Post Views: 3,586

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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)Hits: 101 Post Views: 3,409

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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)Hits: 86 Post Views: 3,378

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Multiplication with the numbers 2, 3, 5 and 10

Students will understand how multiplication works and how else they can do it by means of using addition of the numbers that are to be multiplied. Attachments Good practices – Multiplication Flower (453 kB)Hits: 85 Post Views: 3,411

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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)Hits: 159 Post Views: 3,457

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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)Hits: 112 Post Views: 3,574

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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)Hits: 174 Post Views: 4,007

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Toolkits

Here is the project’s toolkits in all the partners languages Robotics and Stem education for children and primary school English Toolkit in English to download:  Toolkit EN Italiano ROBOTICA ED EDUCAZIONE STEM PER BAMBINI E PER LA SCUOLA D’INFANZIA Toolkit in Italiano da Scaricare:  Scarica IT Español EDUCACIÓN SOBRE ROBÓTICA Y TOOLKITS  PARA NIÑOS Y…Continue reading Toolkits

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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)Hits: 119 Post Views: 3,806

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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. Hits: 128 Post Views: 4,180

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On the news: “Website for teachers recollects biographies of women scientists”

BotStem appearance in local media, Diario de Burgos, Spain: Website for teachers recollects biographies of women scientists (in Spanish).   Ileana Greca presents BOTStem website and highlights the “Women & science” window. This section of the website offers a selection of websites and videos, in the partners´ languages,, where school teachers can find inspiring biographies from…Continue reading On the news: “Website for teachers recollects biographies of women scientists”

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BotStem workshop at Apostolos Loukas Primary in Nicosia, Cyprus

BotStem workshop at Apostolos Loukas Primary in Nicosia, Cyprus

Hello! Here you have some photos from the event of Wednesday. We organised a presentation on how to train your students to become robotics trainers for their peers, in which sixth-grade (primary school) students presented their work and then they trained teachers from other schools in robotics. The presentation and workshops were organised with the…Continue reading BotStem workshop at Apostolos Loukas Primary in Nicosia, Cyprus

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