IES Kista students’ science collaboration spans six countries

IES Kista students’ science collaboration spans six countries

An ambitious international science and technology project inspired students from around Europe to work together and take their learning to the next level.

Schools from five European countries joined Internationella Engelska Skolan Kista as part of the STEAM Embassies project. Teachers and children from Turkey, Ireland, Romania, Latvia and Italy, all visited IES Kista as part of the several-year project promoting science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM).

The schools collaborated to share their technology curriculum and the students all learned together.

Charlotte Dunnell (pictured, in green), a 6th grader from IES Kista, said: "I liked the STEAM club because it was fun being able to try new things and to learn about science, technology and maths in a different way. I particularly enjoyed the parachute project and building the roller coaster. It was fun working with my friends in the club."

Now the teachers who took part in the project have published a book of lesson plans to share their learning with other educators: http://bit.ly/STEAMlessonbook

While the Ebook is in English the lesson plans are available in five other languages as well, including Swedish.

Ms Urmimala Banerjee, head of science at IES Kista said: "This project made us more open minded, culturally aware across borders while sharing good practices. We all grew professionally and academically, gained knowledge about Steam using digital skills and hope it will reduce the Stem skill gap in the European continent in future".

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