MA.R.CH. Pilot Teachers Meeting on 15-16 October in Sofia gathers Bulgarian teachers who applied MARCH pilots!

On the 15th and 16th of October 12 Bulgarian teachers who applied MA.R.CH. pilots in their schools gather for an Innovation meeting in Hotel Budapest in Sofia, Bulgaria. During the event each one of the teachers presented their pilots and shared his or hers experience. Dedicated lectures were given by Mrs. Lyubov Kostova, Director of British Council Bulgaria, and Mr. Ivaylo Slavov, Member of the Educational Team of the brand new Children’s Science Center “Muzeiko”.

Two teachers and one student will represent Bulgaria on the final MA.R.CH. Conference in London in November:

  1. Mrs. Galina Nencheva  from the  First English Language High School in the city of Sofia
  2. Mrs. Desislava Shishkova-Tsokova from “Prof.D-r Asen Zlatarov” Professional High school in the city of  Vidin
  3. Mr. Konstantin Paskov, student from Prof.D-r Asen Zlatarov” Professional High school in the city of  Vidin

Learn more about the International Conference at the official project’s webiste: www.sciencemarch.eu

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European Researchers Night 2016 is Coming!

For English, please scroll down.

Търсите нещо специално в петък вечер?

Тогава в никакъв случай не пропускайте петъка на 30 септември 2016 г.

Европейската нощ на учените е мега събитие, което всяка година се провежда едновременно в около 300 града в цяла Европа и по света.

Независимо дали сте със семейството си, с приятели, в училищна група или пък самостоятелно, ще се потопите в света на науката по невероятно завладяващ начин! Открийте с какво всъщност се занимават изследователите и как това влияе на нашия живот…

Запазете си датата 30 септември (петък) 2016 г.

Вижте цялата програма тук: http://nauka.bg/night/programa

 

Проектът за Европейска нощ на учените се финансира от Европейската комисия по дейностите Мария Склодовска-Кюри.

The project has been funded by the European Commission under HORIOZN 2020 in the framework of the Marie Sklodowska Curie actions.

ENGLISH Information:

European Researchers’ Night 2016 will come to Bulgaria on 20th of September 2016. See the full programme here: : http://nauka.bg/night/programa

FRESH (Find Research Everywhere and SHare) is led by the Center for Research and Analysis with 13 partners and 5 associated partners. The Consortium includes Bulgaria’s first technological park, a chamber of industry and commerce, a pan-European organisation, leading research organisations, academia, and media. The aim is to create a series of participatory and media events to promote research careers, aimed in particular towards young people and their parents. Building on existing understanding developed through previous local initiatives including Researchers Night, and with reference to Europe-wide research like the Special Eurobarometer 401, as well as the MASIS report and the in-depth Education and Training Monitor 2015 for Bulgaria , the focus of this 20-month programme will be on enhancing the public understanding of and engagement with science. Core activities during the Night will include a digital participatory campaign to engage audiences across the country; international live streaming; science city quests and quizzes; science cafes; handson experiments; science shows; simulations; games and competitions. Thematic programmes will include, among other, food and nutrition, inspired by 2016 International Year of Pulses , engineering, oceanology, innovation and business incubators, technological transfer, medicine, and others. The on-the-ground activities will take place in the largest cities including several where Researchers Night has not been marked. Innovation will be an intricate part of the events through the use of online technology to enhance the physical activity, engage particularly young audiences and to guarantee sustainability outside the lifespan of the project. The activities of the first year will allow learning to accrue from a thorough evaluation. The project will strengthen the capabilities of the partners in organising events for a general audience, and for underserved audiences, including girls and people with hearing disabilities.

The project has been funded by the European Commission under HORIOZN 2020 in the framework of the Marie Sklodowska Curie actions.

FRESH Video – конкурс за видео и снимка на научна тематика

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Развихрете въображението си и дайте своя принос за популяризиране на знанието!

Конкурсът е част от проекта FRESH и Нощ на Учените 2016, като събитието ще се проведе на 30.09. вечерта! Целта е да се стимулират учащите се, като им се даде възможност за придобиване на нови знания и умения и за популяризиране на науката.

 

Краен срок – 20-ти септември 2016 г.

Своите работи изпращайте на admin@nauka.bg

Може да използвате сайта dox.bg ако файловете са по-големи от 20 мб.

Повече информация и регламент на конкурса:

Регламент на конкурс  „FRESH Video”

Участниците могат да бъдат от всички възрастови групи и да упражняват всякакви професии. Малолетни и непълнолетни следва да представят материалите си при условията на Закона за лицата и семейството и Семейния кодекс, т.е. със съгласието на родител.

Броят на участниците е неограничен – върху един филм може да работи екип, а може да е създаден и от едно лице. Юридически лица не се допускат. Отношенията на авторите от екипа се уреждат между тях.

Всичко около нас е наука, а новите технологии ни позволяват да покажем, че всичко е FRESH, т.е. сега веднага е актуално и може да бъде интересно. Покажете, че науката е интересна, забавна и може да привлече повече млади хора.

Покажете как виждате вие науката чрез кратко видео или снимка:

  • Продължителност на филма – не повече от 10 мин и не по-малко от 1 мин.
  • Всички видео формати могат да се изпращат, като е препоръчително стандартният *.avi, mpeg и quicktime. Снимките да бъдат с високо качество (над 4 MB).
  • Пример за кратко филмче:

1) Заснемане и разказване за дърветата или животните в парка;

2) Как новите технологии влияят на образованието в училище.

Всички филми и снимки, призоваващи към нарушаване на действащото законодателство, с расистки характер, с остър политически характер (призиви на действащи партии и групировки), с подбуди към престъпления, дискриминация, лично или обществено опасни действия, съдържащи реклама, порнография… няма да се приемат и участниците, които са ги изпратили, ще бъдат дисквалифицирани.

Видеото и снимките трябва да са изработени при спазване на Закона за авторското право и сродните му права. Всеки участник с изпращането на видеото трябва да ни изпрати и списък с имената на всички, които са работили по него, ако не е работил напълно самостоятелно.

 

Оценяване на участниците в конкурса и обявяване на наградата:

Крайният срок за изпращане на филмите и снимките е 20 септември 2016 г.

Оценяването ще се извърши от специално жури.

Всички видеа и снимки, които отговарят на условията, ще бъдат качени в сайта на проекта FRESH – http://nauka.bg/night.

Участникът в конкурса се съгласява със следните условия:

  • Участникът се съгласява филмът да се използва за реклама на проекта FRESH.
  • Участникът се съгласява да бъде обявено името или избран от него псевдоним при класирането.
  • Участникът се съгласява видеото или снимката му да се разпространява сред неограничен кръг от хора.
  • Авторското право върху филмите и снимките принадлежи на проекта FRESH. Участникът и автор на филма или снимката си запазва всички неотчуждими авторски права.

Проектът за Европейска нощ на учените се финансира от Европейската комисия по дейностите Мария Склодовска-Кюри. fresh-video

MA.R.CH. ISW Bulgaria Video available online!

You can find the video from the MA.R.CH. International SWAP Workshop on the 6 October 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria here:

 

 

sm-eu_logoMARCH (MAking science Real in SCHools) project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Four New MA.R.CH. Pilots!

Four new MA.R.CH. Pilots took place in Bulgaria!

In the period 30 May – 04 June 2016 70 Students took part in “The World of Galaxies Online Lesson”, a pilot event using the MA.R.CH. practice “Using ICT in School” in the First English Language High School in Sofia.

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On the 20th of June 2016 46 Students from  the First English Language High School in Sofia. took part in “VISITING A RESEARCH ORGANIZATION: SOFIA OBSERVATORY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ASTRONOMY, FACULTY OF PHYSICS, UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA”, a pilot event using the MA.R.CH. practice “VISITING A RESEARCH ORGANIZATION”.

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On the 14th of June 2016 11 Students from  Eight Gigh School in Sofia. took part in “Visit the Astronomers!”, a pilot event using the MA.R.CH. practice “VISITING A RESEARCH ORGANIZATION”.

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In the period  22 – 24 April 2016 120 Students took from the Zemedelska profesionalna gimaziya “Kliment
Timiriyazev” in city of Sandansky part in “Inter-school competition “The Earth – known and
unknown””, a pilot event using the MA.R.CH. practice “Science Day”

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sm-eu_logoMARCH (MAking science Real in SCHools) project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Forum Democrit will help raise Space Awareness in Bulgaria!

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Forum Democrit will help with the distribution of information of the activities of EU Space Awareness project (www.space-awareness.org). The international project is targeting children and teenagers all over Europe providing them with information on space-related subjects. The Dissemination Node for Bulgaria is coordinated by the Municipal center for extracurricular activities – Baykal. Forum Democrit will help with its network to suppoert and further increase the impact of the Project.

EU Space Awareness is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Program under grant agreement number 638653.

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Three new MA.R.CH. Pilots in Bulgaria

Three MA.R.CH. pilots were realized in Bulgaria in the month of May, reaching more than 270 students!

Science Fair in Mirkovo

The first pilot was held in the village of Mirkovo on the 05th of May. A science fair (Science Day) was organized at Georgi Benkovski Primary school, Mirkovo, where students are able to demonstrate their STEM projects completed during the year.

Photos from the event:

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TechnoFair in Kazanlak

The second pilot was held on the 10th of May in the city of Kazanlak. During the Science Day (TechnoFair Kazanlak) was an exhibition of the specialties, thus relating education to career development. A competition for science models and experiments followed and the conclusion was a session from local businesses, presenting opportunities for work after graduation.

Photos from the event:

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Astroparty in Baykal

And the third MA.R.CH. pilot for the month was held in the city of Baykal, near the Danube river. The activities of this Science Day (Astroparty Baykal) was focused on astronomy experiments and observations with stellar maps plus lectures from professional scientists. The lectures build on common knowledge about the physical bodies on Earth and in Space, as described in the  school curriculum. But this pilot activity further deepens the knowledge and understanding of how every student (a future scientist or engineer) can help discover the secrets of the universe using Inquiry based learning.

Photos from the event:

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Do YOU want to submit a pilot?

Please do so by checking the official MA.R.CH. website (www.sciencemarch.eu), consulting the Guide for Teachers and send us your Pilot event until the 6th of October at democrit@gmail.com

 

 

sm-eu_logoMARCH (MAking science Real in SCHools) project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

MA.R.CH. Presentation during International Day of Astronomy #AstroSU

The MA.R.CH. project was presented during the International Day of Astronomy, held on the 14th of May in the Sofia Observatory at the “Borisova gradina” park in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Observatory is a research institution and is part of the Dept. of Astronomy, Faculty of Physics, Sofia University.

This year is the first time that the International Day of Astronomy is being celebrated in Bulgaria. Read more about the Dept. of Astronomy here: www.phys.uni-sofia.bg/~astro/

 

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sm-eu_logoMARCH (MAking science Real in SCHools) project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

MA.R.CH. Coaching Session #6

The sixth MA.R.CH. Coaching Session for Pilots Implementation in Bulgaria was held on the 12th of May 2016 during Sofia Science Festival 2016. The Festival is the major event for science communication and is organized by British Council Bulgaria, The Ministry of Education of Bulgaria, The Municipality of Sofia, Forum Democrit and many private and institutional partners.

#‎MARCH‬ ‪#‎STEM‬ ‪#‎ScienceMARCH‬

Learn more about Sofia Science Festival at the official webpage: www.sofiasciencefestival.bg
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sm-eu_logoMARCH (MAking science Real in SCHools) project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

MA.R.CH. Coaching Session in Bulgaria #5.

The fifth MA.R.CH. Coaching Session for Pilots Implementation in Bulgaria was held on the 10 of May 2016 in the city of Plovdiv during the International Express Yourself 2016 Conference, part of the Chain Reaction EU Project (http://www.chreact.eu/). 58 teachers from 12 countries (UK, Bulgaria, Italy, Slovakia, Turkey, France, Slovenia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Jordan and Georgia) took part in the session.

The city of Plovdiv is the sixth oldest town in the world and the second biggest city in Bulgaria, after the capital, Sofia.

 

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sm-eu_logoMARCH (MAking science Real in SCHools) project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.