Third Student Mobility
France (Erstein) November 2016
From the 21st to the 27th of November 2016, the third mobility of the Teaching Innovative Practices in STEM (TIPS) Erasmus+ KA219 Project took place in Erstein (France).
The project has a two-year duration (2015-2017) and is based in the exchange of good STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teaching practices among the following schools:
- Colegio Corazón de María - Gijon (Spain)
- Lycee Marguerite Yourcenar - Erstein (France)
- Sint Donatus Instituut - Merchtem (Belgium)
- Istituto Enrico Fermi - Castellanza (Italy)
During this week of the third mobility, seven students and two teachers from each of the partner schools stayed in Erstein with their french host families. All in all, 42 students and 11 teachers (5 from the Lycee Marguerite Yourcernar) participated in the activities of the project. The topic for this TIPS-week is sharing good practices on chemistry. All the activities that were carried out can be seen in the agenda of the mobility:
On the very first day we had a reception from the French school where we felt like a t home and had a taste of various alsatian delicacies. We had a wonderful welcoming speech from one of the french students:
We visited Strasbourg, the European Parliament, the Planetarium, the International Space University and the Haut Koenigsbourg Castle.
Below are the presentations from former astronaut JJ Favier to our Erasmus+ students at the Internationsl Space University, truly an honor to see a real astronaut!!
We had workshops on chemistry (smurfs!), geology (cristals), physics (Kepler's Laws, we did the marvel-lous ellipses workshop from ESA: http://www.esa.int/Education/Teach_with_Rosetta/Marble-ous_ellipses_-_speed_and_time_of_orbiting_bodies_Teach_with_space_P02) and Latin. Here are some pictures of this once in a lifetime experience for our students:
Dissemination of the Activity:
Surveys to students, parents and teachers: