What is Science Movement Project?
Since 2018, Science Movement Project provides each secondary school with five Twin Science Kits and an online learning platform for teachers. These kits allow teachers to implement S.T.E.M subjects into the curriculum and make experiments an integral part of classes. Usage of the kits in classes helps students develop projects, improve their problem-solving skills, and become tech-savvy team players.
How does it work?
In partnership with the Ministry of Education of Turkey, every year we identify 500 socio-economically disadvantaged schools all around Turkey. Each of these schools receives five Twin Science Kits to be used by secondary school students aged between 12 to 15 years olds with the guidance of their teachers in classes.
These easy-to-use kits consist of easily combined electronic blocks to teach students how technological devices actually work by assembling the pieces. With each kit, students explore a new subject in S.T.E.M such as coding, robotics, A.I. in a fun way. Students use various modules and sensors to understand crucial concepts to be implemented in dozens of different projects.
In addition to the kits, each school receives the project-integrated curriculum for 100+ weeks and teachers are given access to the Science Movement Workplace online platform that offers rich experimental content to be used in class. The platform also allows teachers to connect and brainstorm with each other.
Impact of Science Movement:
In just three years, Science Movement Project has reached out to 1,153+ underprivileged schools and 461,200 students. Since the establishment of the Science Movement Workplace Platform in 2020, more than 200 teachers have been trained, some students have developed autonomous irrigation systems, electric cars, and earthquake safety systems.
Twin Science Kits received the Smart Toys Award from The World Economic Forum and The Bett Award from Bett, a global community for education technology.
Recent research conducted by a global research and public opinion company measured the outcome of the project. Research shows that according to the teachers;
● while 97% of them are seeing the positive effect of science kits on students’ academic success, 89% of them have found the application of science kits compatible with their academic approach.
●while 100% of them are considering science kits’ general effects as positive, approximately three-quarters of them state that it positively impacts the academic achievement of students.
●100% of them think that the project creates awareness in the daily life of students.
● 97% of them favor the subject of science kits being part of the curriculum.
You can read the rest of the impact report here.
Help us reach the hidden gems of tomorrow!
–By the Fall 2021 Academic Year, the project aims to provide 85 schools with science kits and reach out to 34,000 students.
–By the end of 2023, the project aims to reach 2 million students.
Support Science Movement Project to equip students with the necessary tools and knowledge they need to overcome tomorrow’s challenges.
Supporting one school requires $1,200 and benefits 400 students on average.
Donations for each school will be used for:
%75 Science Kits
%10 Volunteer & Teacher Training
%10 Logistics & Operation
From the students’ perspectives:
“My name is Semih and I’m 14 years old, a freshman in high school. Since the science kits came to my school and we started making projects with them, I realized that there was no such thing as impossible; this thought could derive from only our lack of self-confidence. With the necessary determination, effort, and patience, I learned that how easily everything we call ‘impossible’ can turn into actuality. I learned to not fall into pessimism. This year, I won Denizli Aydem Science High School by being in the 0.79% at the national high school entrance exam.”
-Semih Kose, Cameli Kalinkoz Village, Denizli.
“I’m Hayrunnisa and am 12 years old. I live in Bilgi Village of Catak district of Van. I am an 8th-grade student. Science kits came to our school when I was in 6th grade. Our teacher, Ms. Aysel, wanted us to create a project that makes people’s lives easier with science kits. A semester before that, Ms. Aysel had a broken leg. Me and my friend, Muhammed, thinking of our teacher, made our “Barrier-Free Ladder” project. Our project got accepted and we traveled to the exhibition in Istanbul. We presented the project to a lot of people there and made interviews, appeared on the news on TV. It was an honor to represent our village, and our families, friends, and teachers to follow us. The projects we have done maybe models, they may be cardboard, but I believe, one day it will be used in real life. When we decide to do something, many obstacles may arise, but the important thing is not to give up despite all those difficulties as we overcame ours.”
-Hayrunnisa Berge, Bilgi Village, Van.
From a teacher’s perspective:
“I’m Aysel. When we were dreaming big with my students in my tiny village hidden amongst the mountains of Van, we received a phone call that sparked our hopes. I remember the days I couldn’t sleep because of the news we got that we were going to receive science kits as part of the Science Movement Project. I can never forget the happiness in my students’ eyes while opening those boxes, their discovery of the sensors, their excitement when they heard the sounds of different modules. Muhammet and Hayrunnisa, who produced projects and were invited to Istanbul, said in a completely different environment, despite their hesitation and embarrassment, ‘We came to represent our village, district, and city!’ It was very important for them to hold their heads upright. Science Movement Project, which allows my students to look for solutions to every problem around them and put project ideas on paper before coming into life, makes everything possible that they previously thought impossible… We are so glad to have you!”
-Aysel Ince, Van.