II Congreso Nacional de Scientix. II National Congress of Scientix

Español El fin de semana del 2 y 3 de febrero se celebró en Madrid el II Congreso Nacional de Scientix. Este evento fue organizado por INTEF y la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología y tuvo como objetivo facilitar el intercambio de conocimientos técnicos y ejemplos prácticos de la enseñanza de las […]

Estereotipos de género en los niños y niñas. Gender stereotypes in children

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6323/389 Español Uno de los objetivos del proyecto BotStem es superar los prejuicios que las niñas y niños asumen durante su infancia y liderar una intervención STEM con enfoque de género desde etapas iniciales. Un reciente estudio publicado en la revista Science (Bian, Leslie, & Cimpian, 2017) pone de relieve cómo los estereotipos de género […]

¿Qué es “Inquiry-based learning” o aprendizaje reflexivo?

El aprendizaje reflexivo o por indagación, muy a menudo expresado en inglés americano como “inquiry-based learning” – es la base de nuestro proyecto, BOTSTEM. Se trata de una metodología activa que comienza a través del planteamiento de preguntas de investigación: planteamiento este adecuado a la edad y desarrollo del alumnado de referencia. Las preguntas, problemas […]

BotSTEM develops an online platform

After a year of successful collaboration, the partners of botSTEM project have managed to complete the first intellectual output of the project. IO1 is an online toolkit that contains good practices for integrating STEM activities in the classroom. It is now available at https://www.botstem.eu. One of the main purposes of the project is the development […]

Robotics for inclusion

“What the students desire the most is to have value, to belong to their class, to give their contribution” (R. Dreikurs)      The students with difficulties or special needs are part of the class and have the same desire as their peers. The technology can be a mean through which to give equality and dignity […]

The Kristianstad meeting – Sep 2018

A year after the kick-of meeting in Burgos, Spain, time had come for the second meeting, this time in Kristianstad, Sweden. Project partners from Spain, Cyprus and Italy joined their Swedish colleagues Björn Cronquist, Marie Fridberg and Andreas Redfors between the 4th and 6th of September for three days of discussions about all our favourite […]

Introduce in your classroom Robotics and Programming with STEM disciplines in a fun and innovative way! New Free Toolkit for primary teachers

Teachers have long tried to introduce new strategies in the classrooms to get primary students excited about STEM subjects. Sometimes this task is time-consuming and does not reach all the students in the expected way. In order to help teachers to motivate pupils in a fun, motivating and appealing way, the BotSTEM European Project Partners […]

Presentation of botSTEM to the education community in 2018

Throughout 2018 botSTEM Project has been introduced to the education community at different congresses internationally as well as in Europe. Firstly, it is worth stressing the presentation of a poster at the 3rd Scientix Conference (http://www.scientix.eu/conference) which took place in Brussels in May with over 340 participants including teachers, policymakers, researchers, teacher trainers and industries. […]

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: 1,088

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: 1,059

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: 1,133

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: 1,145

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: 1,154

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: 1,050

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: 1,071

Learn Coding – Be a superhero

This activity will promote coding skills and cultivate critical and creative thinking through coding activities. Attachments Good practices – Be a superhero (683 kB) Post Views: 1,071

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: 1,088

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: 1,027

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: 863

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: 904

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: 882

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: 905

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: 845

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: 933

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: 943

Testing Timers

This activity is designed to get children thinking about how sand timers work. Attachments Good practices – Testing timers (356 kB) Post Views: 864

Senses

This is a good activity for teaching senses in a practical and playful way. Attachments Good practices – Senses (400 kB) Post Views: 889

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: 840

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: 965

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: 908

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: 946

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: 900

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: 909

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: 945

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: 928

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: 906

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: 883

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: 846

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: 899

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: 920

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) Post Views: 932