Members of the Robotics Club of the American Farm School General High School received a distinction for their participation in the “Make your own seismograph” competition, which was held online in November 2020.
The objectives of the competition were to increase students’ interest in science and highlight the way it affects their daily lives, while also increasing teachers’ interest in introducing innovative teaching methods. As part of the competition, groups of students were invited to build - in collaboration with their teachers - an improvised seismograph and present the entire construction process in an "Exhibition" accompanied by photographic or other audiovisual material.
The AFS team was represented by High School senior Costas Andriotis, who was also the leader of the team that participated in the competition. It is worth mentioning that our School was the only one represented by a student as most participants chose to be represented by a teacher. The event was attended by the seismologist Mr. Chouliaras, who invited the AFS team to visit the Athens Observatory (once conditions allow it) where they will have the opportunity to see the measuring methodology of earthquakes.
To watch Costas Andriotis presenting the robotics club project, click on the video below (01:25:55).