The aim of the Solar Decathlon competition is to promote solar energy housing and new achievements, to educate students and to raise public awareness. In order to fulfill the purpose of the competition, BJTU + team and the Beijing No.65 middle school actively cooperated to design lectures and courses of "big hand holding a small hand" science and technology week, covering new energy science popularization, construction activities, science and technology Winter Olympics and other activities and themes. This coincides with the school's concept of "science and technology education" and the interest of cultivating the spirit of the scientists.
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On November 10, 2020, our team joined the science and technology week of Beijing No.65 middle school, and at the same time presented a gift to its 65th anniversary.
BJTU+ team instructor Dr. Junjie Li and students from Beijing No.65 middle school
Dr. Li's wonderful lecture stimulated students' interest in architectural topics. Chen Wenxiang, director of science and Technology Department of No.65 middle school, fully affirmed the professionalism and humanity of Beijing Jiaotong University SD studio in the interview. She believed that the activity of "big hand holding a small hand" not only cultivated students' interest and thinking about science, but also contained strong humanistic feelings.
Chen Wenxiang, director of science and Technology Department of Beijing No.65 middle school
When talking about the part that was deeply impressed by the lecture, she said that the design contents mentioned in the lecture was warm, such as “the small square of grandma's house”, “under the big tree in the old street”, “the zero carbon reading corner”, and so on. These topics are related to new energy and starting from the students' daily life. It makes the frontier topics with life atmosphere and emotional warmth.
In the discussion with the little teachers, the students gradually clarified their choice of topics, the scattered ideas became more perfect, and the random writing and drawing on the paper also began to take on new meaning.
At the end of the course, the little teachers were happy and gratified to have such a group of students who were good at thinking and hard-working. They were looking forward to meeting the students again, and they were full of expectations for the architectural works of the students two weeks later.
On November 17, 2020, six little teachers once again entered the class counseling, thinking together with the students.
help the students improve their designs through hand-drawn sketches and hand-made small models.
From the exchanges with the school students, the little teachers felt the students’ ingenious creativity and ideas, and learned a lot from them.