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MS/SEC: STEM Projects in Geometry

MS/SEC: STEM Projects in Geometry

Here are a few of the STEM projects completed by our students. These projects investigate balance points in geometry, aligning with the enVision Geometry curriculum. The primary goal of these projects is to offer hands-on experiences exploring properties and balance points through practical tasks.

The students were assigned to identify balance points in shapes like triangles and polygons and apply this knowledge to objects. By bridging concepts with real-world scenarios, they deepened their comprehension of geometry.

Highlighted projects and their descriptions include;

  •  Anabel Dervishi and Bárbara Miguel delved into balance points within triangles and polygons, showcasing their discoveries through experiments.
  •  Michelle, Bartu, and Andriy incorporated household items into their research to illustrate how geometric principles extend beyond classroom settings.
  • Ivan and Nina provided insights into the balance points, distinguishing between the incenter and circumcenter, and creatively applied these ideas to a soap bar in a household setting.
  • Jon and Juliana explored how balance points manifest in a scalene triangle, a polygon, and even a slice of cheese, demonstrating the practicality of geometry in various scenarios.
  • Klevis Stefani and Dionis Senjo tackled the complexities of identifying balance points in polygons while discussing the implications of balancing a spoon at home, highlighting the diverse nature of equilibrium in different objects.
  • Jonas and Joel delved into the physics underlying the concept of the centre of mass, offering explanations and demonstrations such as balancing a book on one's finger.
  • Freddie and Rejan investigated balance points within triangles, polygons, and even a bottle of whiteout, underscoring how weight distribution plays a role in achieving equilibrium.

These projects were evaluated based on precision in construction techniques, attention to detail during observations and analytical comparisons between balance points across shapes. Students exhibited proficiency in constructing shapes, documenting detailed observations meticulously, and presenting their findings cohesively for an engaging presentation.

The significance of precision in construction methods was emphasized alongside the application of principles. Students were encouraged to develop their thinking skills by exploring additional real-world applications within geometry. The STEM initiative has showcased how hands-on learning can bring ideas to life. The students grasped concepts using these methods and showed their relevance in everyday situations. This highlights the importance of combining knowledge with hands-on experience, an aspect of STEM education that readies students for practical problems. The project serves as a testament to our student's creativity, commitment and increasing enthusiasm for exploring and uncovering aspects of geometry.

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