Scientix TV brings you learning resources, new trends in STEM, interviews with education policymakers and STEM industry representatives, science experiments to try in your classroom, and much more – all in an entertaining, news-y, online video format.
Each episode is presented by Agueda Gras-Velazquez, Head of the Science Education Department at European Schoolnet, and a rotating cast of co-hosts. Episodes air once a month, except during the summer holidays.
You can watch all previous episodes below.
Episode 9 - STEM Discovery Campaign
Agueda takes viewers behind the scenes at European Schoolnet. Meet two people working on the 2023 STEM Discovery Campaign and learn more about the new SDC mobile app. Learn how you can showcase your STEM-related activities in the campaign (which runs until the end of April). And hear why, and how, communications technology giant Cisco supports Scientix and STEM education in general.
Episode 8 - Integrated STEM teaching
Agueda speaks with Maria Podlasek-Ziegler, from the European Commission, and introduces learning resources from three different EU-funded projects. An Intel representative introduces the company's teaching resources and speaks with Sarah Neubauer, a STEM teacher from Germany who has used these resources. Michael Gregory presents an experiment on the energy of colours.
Episode 7 - Scientix conference, bloopers, experiments
Agueda speaks with Barbara Quarta, who organized the 4th Scientix International Conference. This last episode of 2022 also looks back at some of the funny mishaps our production crew encountered this year. Michael Gregory presents a selection of experiments gathered during a conference in Mexico.
Episode 6 - NBS and sustainability
Agueda speaks with Francesc Baró from the COOLSCHOOLS project. Deidra Parrish Williams from Trane Technologies speaks about her company's needs for STEM graduates. Tullia Urschitz, a teacher from Italy, speaks about piloting Nature-Based Solutions in her classroom. The experiment shows an easy way for kids to measure the impact of trees and plants on the ambient temperature.
Episode 5 - Immersive education
Agueda speaks with Dr. Tunç Erdal Akdur from the Turkish Ministry of National Education. European Schoolnet's Nikki Medanovic gives a tour of the Future Classroom Lab. Representatives from Lenovo and Qualcomm present immersive technology solutions for the classroom, and Nikki speaks with Teresita Gravina, an Italian teacher who piloted the ARETE app.
Episode 4 - STEM careers
European Schoolnet's Romane Leaute speaks with Vicky Kotsikopoulou, advisor to the Greek Minister of Education and Religious Affairs. Two teachers from the STEAM (IT) Career Advisors Network share their experiences. Ivana Kovac, STEM Alliance coordinator, speaks with the director of m-Schools, an initiative funded by the GSMA. The experiment illustrates the principle underlying flight.
Episode 3 - Summer learning loss
Co-host Mattia Gentile speaks with Nikos Amanatidis, a former principal, on how to prevent learning loss during the summer break. Ivana Kovac, STEM Alliance coordinator, speaks with the president of the Amgen Foundation about the LabXchange platform. Educator and experiment enthusiast George Roungos illustrates atmospheric pressure by crushing a can.
Episode 2 - Motivation for teachers
Ivana Milanovic, coordinator of the Scientix Ambassador program, speaks with three Scientix Ambassadors about how they motivate themselves and their colleagues. Ivana Kovac, STEM Alliance coordinator, speaks with Chryssanthe Sotiriou, a Microsoft Innovative Educator fellow. Educator and experiment enthusiast George Roungos shows us how to change the boiling point of water.
Pilot episode - STEM Discovery Campaign
The first edition of Scientix TV presented results and insights from the 2022 STEM Discovery Campaign. Agueda speaks with Alvaro Molina, a science teacher from Cordoba, Spain. Co-host Bjorn Bachmann speaks with Anita Simac, a Scientix Ambassador from Croatia, about her work promoting Scientix and science education among fellow teachers in her country. European Schoolnet's Isidora Salim shows us how to make elephant toothpaste.