“Take a look at children’s games from time to time, for they always play the future”
Eureka Club builds up on the idea that every child was born curious and has a desire to acquire new knowledge. Kids need to explain the world that surrounds them in a very practical way. Very often the study of science at school is done too abstract and in a complicated way. Children do not see the connection between learning and life around them and quickly lose interest. Training at Eureka Club gives children the opportunity to apply the lessons learned, to identify problems, to find unique solutions and be the engine in the training process. The classroom becomes a place for collaboration, where lessons learned in school come to life. The goal is children to discover their full potentials and opportunities, enabling them to understand their strengths, and at a later stage to make conscious career choices.
Children are encouraged to communicate with their peers, while working together on common projects. Learning is transformed into a pleasant and desirable moment of their daily lives.
Eureka Club is aimed at developing “21st Century Skills” – skills that every child must acquire in order to succeed in the era of information and internet:
Information devices and formats literacy
About STEM training at Unity Academy
STEM (Science- Technology- Engineering– Mathematics) is a training program based on the methods of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The children take part in experiments and are encouraged to share their ideas and contribute to the creation of group projects. The active participation and learning through practice and the ability to experience all the lessons learned, are the main principles enshrined in each session.
STEM is a new way to study the world around us. Combine different methods of examination and exploration of current topics.
STEM education at Unity Academy inspires and motivates children.
STEM education at Unity Academy completely change children’s attitude towards science and studying; increases their motivation, desire and interest.
STEM has nothing to do with the way science is taught at school.
STEM is based on experiment, even when it does not fulfill kids expectations. The most important thing about learning is the process itself, not the final result.
STEM is suitable for children from 1st-12th grade, as the program is consistent with the age of the students.
About the training methodology
All lessons are developed on the basis of the German STEM training system – the most effective and widely used in the countries of Western Europe and the United States. It is based on project development and it uses Fishertechnik’s constructors, especially designed for that purpose.
One of the main advantages of STEM training is the integration of the individual subjects in the curriculum for the realization of a large project. This allows the children to understand the relationships between the school subjects and it helps them to ask themselves questions like: “Why do I need this knowledge?”, “Where am I going to use what I’ve learnt?”
The STEM training allows deeper examination of an issue. The project gives the opportunity to different groups of children to reach several complete solutions to the same problem. Work on solving a particular problem teaches children to plan, organize, and explore. Practical activities contribute to developing the abilities and skills necessary for the realization of the project. Kids use the research to create the design, testing it, evaluate and make adjustments.
The term “engineering” implies a mathematical evaluation of the design. The analysis allows children from 5th grade up to create mathematical models so to be able to understand the meaning of the so called informed decision and increase the speed with which decisions are made. Once made the analysis, you may sit and evaluate prototypes. Followed by further analysis and improving the design.
After reaching a reasonable design, kids, like a true inventors prepare a final presentation of their invention. Their sketches, drafts, notes, studies, analysis of the data and everything that contributed to the final design are included. Also, children present a reasonable explanation of their choice of solution. The ability to explain the stages through which they have reached the final decision, allows the child to transform knowledge into understanding and practice; and their assessment leads to the application of that knowledge and building capacity for analysis and synthesis.
Invite us to your school!
Unity Academy works in partnership with Bulgarian schools. Invite us to your school and together we will create interesting and motivating teambuildings in the classroom to demonstrate the kids different and exciting ways of learning – robotics, technology, engineering, inventions, art, theater, role-playing games.
Every teambuilding in the classroom that we do in schools is in line with the needs of the class we work with. These formats develop the communicational and cooperational skills, provoke initiative and broaden children’s imagination. They join them in order to achievie a common goal.