With the new 2020/2021 academic year, work has also begun on the creation of the third intellectual product of Project 4 Creativities (2019-1-BG01-KA201-062354): Scientific Creativity.
Within this category are a variety of activities designed to improve students' thinking capacity and their ability to move from basic to more complex concepts; to solve problems in a real-world situation; and to train their deductive capacity.
By fostering scientific creativity, we will help students create their own strategies and solutions and become more familiar with their physical environment and appreciation of different spaces, shapes, parts, and the environment as a whole. Science creativity will be implemented in the classroom through science experimentation workshops. Scientific activity will be stimulated through observation, experimentation and exploration. This will make the students discover their immediate environment. Experimental and exploratory activities will offer students opportunities for independent and meaningful learning.
The activities are varied, fun and most of all easy to plan and execute! A complete list and links to them are posted below:The activities are diverse, fun and most of all easy to plan and implement! A complete list and links to them are given below:
- "Mystery Boxes” - In this experiment, students must determine the contents of several boxes without opening them. They are asked to formulate a hypothesis about what is in each box based on what they observe using their senses.
- "Number patterns" - In this activity, students are challenged to discover the relationship between six numbers by practicing aspects of the scientific method process: observing, talking, questioning, developing expectations-predictions, formulating explanations, testing ideas; modifying their initial ideas and sharing their results with others.
- "Indicators in Science" - This activity encourages students to share their knowledge and understanding of what an indicator is and how indicators undergo observable changes when placed in acids or bases. You can then introduce the idea of homemade indicators, such as red cabbage.
- "Building a Hydraulic elevator" - This is an easy experiment to learn the concepts of physics, force, pressure, and engineering. The goal is for students to learn about the use of hydraulics and apply it to by designing a hydraulic lift (prototype).
- "Science Explorers" - This experiment has an intuitive practical application to everyday life, including the use of some scientific facts behind the fun of air pressure.
- "Heart of the Future" - Divided into small working teams, students will take on the role of researchers in the Heart and Health Lab. Each team will be tasked with making a model heart out of various recyclable materials to mimic the human heart.
- "Building blocks of substances" - In this activity, students will demonstrate their knowledge of molecules and atoms and the relationship between particles and the properties of matter by making models of the building blocks of matter: molecules and atoms.
- "Cells" - The purpose of this activity is to increase students' knowledge of the cell, cell types, and the relationship between cell type and the life processes of organisms by developing students' creativity and precision thinking.
- "Lets become little scientists" - This activity aims to stimulate children's creativity and curiosity and increase students' interest in science and fun experiments.
- "Mini Ecosystem" - With this activity, students will create "mini ecosystems" with different materials. In addition, they will understand how living things get matter and how they pass it from one to another, describing the cycles between organisms and the created environment.
- "Colourful Celery" - This activity will allow "young scientists" to talk about the circulatory system and "capillary" action in the human body with this simple experiment using a vegetable, celery.
- "Our Solar System" - With this activity, students will explore and learn about the planets while creating an itinerary to visit a planet or planets in our solar system.