“All men by nature desire to know.”
Aristotle (Greek philosopher)
In science and technology lessons, while learning the topics set out in the national curriculum, students develop the habit of using scientific principles and methods in their thinking. When working on a scientific topic, this style of thinking enables students to use all their senses as well as simple and sophisticated tools in observations and experiments, in making interpretations and drawing conclusions and also in using these conclusions in their interpretations of other observations or events.
Science helps our students to become productive individuals who develop and bring about positive change to themselves and their environment and who make a contribution to their country and to humanity. This is also the main aim of our educational philosophy.
The aim of the program is to provide students with the following skills and knowledge;
The main objectives of the Science course which aims to educate all individuals as science literates are;
. To gain basic knowledge about astronomy, biology, physics, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences and science and engineering applications,
. To adopt scientific process skills and scientific research approach in the process of exploration of nature and understanding the relationship between human and environment and to find solutions to the problems encountered in these fields,
. To recognize the interaction between individual, environment and society; to raise awareness of sustainable development in relation to society, economy and natural resources,
. To take responsibility for daily life problems and to use knowledge, scientific process skills and other life skills related to science to solve these problems,
. Developing career awareness and entrepreneurship skills related to science
. Helping scientists understand how scientific knowledge is created, how it is used, and how it is used in new research,
. To arouse interest and curiosity about the events taking place in nature and its immediate surroundings, to develop attitudes,
. Awareness of the importance of security in scientific studies to create a safe work awareness,
. To develop reasoning skills, scientific thinking habits and decision-making skills by using sociological subjects,
. To ensure that universal moral values, national and cultural values and scientific ethical principles are adopted.
In the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades, courses are designed to develop scientific process skills and they are applied. The lessons are used to embody abstract concepts by using applications related to many topics through iPad and Smart Board. Program tasarımı, geleceğin liderlerini yetiştirmenin bilinciyle küresel ve yerel ölçekte oluşan çevre, sağlık, gıda vb. problemlerin çözümü için fikir ve model üretmelerini sağlayacak şekilde oluşturulmaktadır. In addition, the course aims to cover students with different abilities and learning styles.
“What will I do with that?” Project
This course covers the applications and the answer to the question that students often ask: “What will I do with that?” This interdisciplinary study carried out with the Department of Physical Education shows that every subject that students learn has a counterpart in nature and life. By ensuring the intersection of chemistry subjects with food and dining area, physics subjects with diving area, and by ensuring that subjects in biology intersect with athlete's health, we aim to put life into the class.
It is a fraternity project based on production and problem solving within the scope of science and Design and Coding course of our students. In this project, our students are asked to produce robots and machines that will serve to solve a problem with the training they receive from coding, programming and science courses. It is the project to provide all materials and training to produce the same product at the sister school after completing all the necessary researches for the product they will produce (Drone etc.) In this project, our students do not give up on a consumer-oriented society understanding; at the same time, they show great devotion to ensure that their own peers have the same education and opportunities.
EXCURSIONS AND EVENTS
In order to understand the infinity of the universe and science, we organize an educational visit to CERN (European Nuclear Research Center) every year with 30 students from 8th grade in order to be able to see the level of developments in science more closely and to give our students a career seed in science.
Another activity that we organize to encourage our students to pursue a career in science is science seminars. Not saying "I can't succeed, I can't, how can I solve if he hasn't” , we have been hosting precious scientists who put their hands under a big science stone in our school since the past. Below are our scientists who have made their names mentioned in capital letters in the world and met with 7th and 8th grade students in our school. We sincerely thank them. As the Science Department, each year, we bring internationally prominent scientists together with 7th and 8th graders in our school.
2017- Prof Dr. Mete Atatüre (Cambridge University, Physics Department)
2016- Prof Dr. Feryal Özel (Arizona University, Astronomy and Physics Department and NASA)
2015- Prof Dr Serkant Ali Çetin (Bilgi University, Engineering and Natural Sciences Faculty and CERN)
Prof Dr Erkcan Özcan (Boğaziçi University, Physics Department and CERN)
Prof Dr Gökhan Ünel (CERN)
2014- Assistant Professor Ahmet Akgiray (Özyeğin University and NASA)
Every year a group of grade 7 students, accompanied by their science and technology teachers, visits the Space Camp in the Aegean Free Zone in Gaziemir, Izmir. This activity brings together grade 7 students from the SEV schools in Izmir, Tarsus and Üsküdar, giving them a chance to deepen their knowledge of the Space unit in the grade 7 program through interactive simulations.
Robots that try to enter our lives with the help of developing technology will be a part of the lives of our students who are the next generation.
We carry out Lego Robotic Design and Programming studies in our schools in order to enable our students to be one step ahead, to lead the future and to offer technology-oriented solutions to global problems, as in all areas.
The main objectives of the course are;
. Problem solving skills
. Sensitive to global issues as much as local ones,
. can work in a team
. having 21st century competencies
. Analytical thinking, questioning
. Developing algorithms and programming
. Mastery of mechanical design and construction rules
. Automation forming
. Makes a difference in every field
to contribute to educating individuals.
Our students who have received the trainings of mechanical design, creating algorithms, Loop, true-false operations, effective use of sensors and automation studies etc. in the clubs, bring innovative solutions to the society with their robots designed and programmed to solve a global problem given to them.
Every year the Robot Club represents SEV Üsküdar at the First Lego League Turkish Championship, with projects carried out during the year.
SEV SCIENCE FAIR AND PROJECT COMPETITIONS
Every year students from the SEV Schools in Üsküdar, İzmir and Tarsus exhibit their science projects in the SEV Science Fair, which is held on a rotational basis by each school. The Science Fair helps to awaken in students exhibiting projects, as well as those visiting the fair, an interest and curiosity for the sciences, and also motivates them in their science projects.
SEV Üsküdar students have also had great success in project competitions run by other schools.