Competition about elements in chemistry


Title

Competition about elements in chemistry

Author

Inga Karjalainen, Secondary School teacher (mathematics, physics and chemistry)

Name of school

Myllytulli School

Description

We have about 550 pupils in Myllytulli school. They are 7-15 years old. We have two small classes where studies less than ten pupils with different needs of support. Our specialities are art classes.

Goals

Goals: To increase interest and knowledge about the chemical elements.

Methods

Methods: Three different 7th grade chemistry groups competed against each other in finding chemical elements or compounds from their homes or near surroundings. The teacher baked a cake for the winning group.

Materials

Materials: It was allowed to search information from the book and from the Internet. When the students found an element or a compound, they took a picture of it and uploaded it to the group’s Padlet-wall and named it. QR-codes were used to share the address.

Assessment

Assessment: The teacher checked the Padlet-walls regularly and informed the students about the situation in competition.

ICT

ICT was used in documentation. The competition motivated the students to do their best.

eTwinning

Mobility

Stakeholders

Success

Head-teacher

Teachers

Pupils

When there were technical problems, the students helped each other.

The cake was delicious.

Multimedia

Country

Finland

Subject

STEM

Age

12, 13