November 10 is the “World Science Day”. To celebrate it, our project launched the “SMART DAY”. Since November 10 was on a Saturday, we decided to continue this “celebration” for more than a week with different activities. It was a busy experience for the school because students and teachers, thinking about the relationship between Science and daily life, realized little scientific experiments. This is the first, called “The bubbles of lava”, that reminded us of our volcano called Etna.
Simple ingredients and a little jar can create a chemical reaction!
THE BUBBLES OF LAVA
Two funny Science experiments made at school by the students of the 5 Au and the teachers of Science and English:
a very very big “cup of tea” and a strange egg, a “rubber egg ”
After a couple of months from the Italian course “Architecture and restoration”, today our students had the pleasure to visit again the Santissimo Salvatore church in Palermo. We saw again its restored frescoes. During that week, we had the pleasure to meet the restorers who explained us what techniques they were using. At that time the frescoes were scarcely visible because they were hidden by the scaffolding … today we can see them in all their beauty.
Who is the travel diary for? In our case, it’s a simple resource for our students to share – with other students or friends – notes, adventures, stories, memories and all they want to remember about the trip.
During this Spanish experience our students had the possibility not only to learn a lot about the course but also to appreciate the country’s culture, customs and people. By having a travel diary, now they can keep all these new experiences and knowledge in one place where they can reflect on them.
Our students decided to remember and share their experience in different ways. The paddlet contains the travel diary of Chiara R.; Alice G. and Francesca G. while decided to share a video. You will see the lists of the ‘top moments’ or ‘the best bits’ of our experience.
The third TPM meeting aimed at evaluating the project and its results. The group, composed by 14 teachers (two teachers for each school partners), discussed the necessity to upload all the products which had already been completed on the other platforms created specifically for the project like the You tube channel (linked to the homepage of this website).
It’s time to elaborate the mid-term evaluation of the results achieved in the project: students are going to have other google tests. All the teachers discussed the intermediate report and the main tasks of each country with reference to the second year of mobility were decided.
Many countries have added their own site for communication and dissemination of events within their school’s website. During the meeting, the teachers of the partner countries outlined the activities that will be dealt with on November 10th, World Science Day, as the Smart Day.
It was decided to create workshops on Science in a creative way (for example, cooking and science, analysis of the ingredients) whose results will be shown in a video produced by the Erasmus students.
The preparatory activities for the next mobility in the Czech Republic were also agreed and the period for the mobility in Greece was established in May.
Finally, the tasks and responsibilities that each country will have to complete for the second year of mobility have been outlined.
We had a marvellous experience during the Spanish mobility in Zaragoza from the 27th of September to the 3rd of October 2018. Zaragoza welcomed us with a warm weather, a blue sky and a general atmosphere of exitement for the Next celebration of Nuestra Signora del Pilar.
All the schools introduced themselves and showed their interesting videos and presentations on the theme “Light, Lines, life”; after they were involved in teams in Seppo games around the city. They had the possibility to have the first conctact with the city and its main monuments and mudejar style.
The experience continued with a trip to the nearby mountain of Moncajo with a nice walk to admire nature and also the Cistercensian abbey. Tarazona offered the opportunity to reflect on an example of peaceful coabitation among Muslims, Christians and Jewish people.
The center of the Science Etopia of Zaragoza offered us interesting workshops: stop motion and 3d design and Printing.
Activities at school on the use of light connected to photografy and the Origami Museum concluded our journey. The students were very happy to be involved in such a great experience!
The friendship started in Palermo moves on along with the project 🙂