MIT have set TBS Warsaw new project challenges around the theme ‘REVEAL’, where students will be challenged to explore and discover Science though Compelling Images. This year’s challenges aims at using images to enhance the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM).
At MIT ‘Images are part of their everyday world. They are essential for newspapers and magazines—social media would be nothing without them! Images are also an essential part of science. Scientific images can transcend disciplines, represent complex situations, communicate across languages, and ignite curiosity.’
Over the coming academic year, across the whole school, students will be undertaking a range of STEAM projects which will fall under 3 REVEAL topics: ‘Extreme Exposure’, ‘A Different Lens’ and ‘A picture of Health’.
Extreme Exposure will see students explore extreme environment and getting students to collect data and images within this environment to help us learn more about it. This challenge was inspired by MIT’s Dr Adams exploration of the deep waters.
A different lens will support students exploring and learning Science through images. Students will communicate complex scientific ideas through images, which they will take, edit and use to build their Scientific knowledge around scientific concepts
A picture of health continues to stress the importance of disruptive technologies within the health industry. In this theme, students will try their hand at bioengineering to invent a product, repurpose a technology, or design a new medical tool.
Do look out for STEAM updates throughout the course of the year, to see what projects students are working on. We also look forward to advertising the 2020 regional STEAM festival, which will be held in Prague this year and will likely be open for Year 7 and 8 to attend. It will hold the theme ‘Extreme Exposure’ with a focus on Space Exploration. Look out for more information soon!
Year 6 Teacher & Nord Anglia Education MIT Regional Lead