Last week, we worked on a project with 3rd Primary students in order to show and explain the singularities of volcanoes. Any kind of subject can be complemented by our ‘Robotics‘ one. This methodology is STEM learning, which is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach; in this project ‘Medi‘. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications. Therefore, after learning in class the different parts of a volcano, it helps us to understand the whole idea much better. At the same time, we use our knowledge in ‘Robotics’ to create a suitable and cute project to let the kids enjoy while they learn. It is magic: they build, then program and, finally, the whole class is part of a real experiment. We checked it along the sessions. In these photos and video, we notice how everything works out. Imagination is the key: colorful volcanoes, lava bricks, and explosions.
Sandra Martínez and Javier Mateos