CMST: Importance of bees for biodiversity24 mai 2021
At our school, we focus on the all-round development of our students' personalities. We use new possibilities, more modern methods and procedures so that our students are active, value traditional and European values and be useful for their community and society in the future. One of the methods is the STEM method (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), which combines several subjects and develops students' thinking, cooperation and application of theoretical knowledge in practice. We provided first-year students with ozobots and students spend a lot of time with them in subjects - from writing, counting, through art education to science. They learn to be responsible - they take ozobots home, they take care of them – so that ozobots are charged and ready to be used in lessons. They like ozobots, lessons are different – non-traditional, interactive and most of all enriching. One of the activities they were working on was importance of bees. Honey bee has an important role in cycle of natural life. It is the most important pollinator of cultivated and wild plants. Without them, up to 20 000 plant species inEurope would probably become extinct in a short time. It would reduce biodiversity and disrupt the ecosystem and the food chain. Thus, the existence of man would also be seriously endangered. Pollination is a transfer of pollen from one plant to another. Kids could see how it works through a simple game with ozobots. This way they learned about different difficult processes around them.
Aims and skills targeted:
Pupils learned to perceive technology as part of their lives. STEM method is good for developping skills such as problem solving, cooperation, critical thinking and flexibility. Pupils learned what opportunities new technologies bring us, how we can use them in practice e.g. the importance of bees in biodiversity.