ONE FLL JR. ADVENTURE; MEETING STEM WITH FEMALE STUDENTS
BİR FLL JR. MACERASI; KIZ ÇOCUKLARININ STEM İLE BULUŞMASI

Author : Vahap Albayrak
Number of pages : 55-59

Abstract

As Yeniköy Elemantary School,Torbalı /İzmir ,We joined the First Lego League jr programme with all 4th Grade female students. We participated in this programme thanks to Bilim Kahramanları Derneği (The Association of Science Heroes).It was requested to form a team of female students by the association in particular and ıt was ensured that female students were introduced to science, engineering and mathematics. While implementing this programme, ıt was examined that female students ‘viewpoint, the problems we faced during the design phase, how we solved this problems and the effect of rubrics on the design. At the end of the 12 session, the students built a Moon base where people could live on the moon. They designed a prototype by developing their creativity on the early warning system, mining on the moon, melting the glaciers, cultivating by creating ecosystem, solar panels, vacuum tubs for bathrooms and the availability of drones for transport and observation. This program also affected career choices and plans of female students. Students who wanted to be Teachers, nurses and hairdressers change their ideas after the award they received at the fair. They wanted to be an astranout, drone pilot and engineer.

Keywords

Stem, Coding, Creativity, Design, Female students

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