The main goal of the project is to mix up different subjects such as Biology, Physics, Geography and Maths to conquer a better understanding of the "Big world" surrounding us and its dimensions, from the very very small, to the very very huge
We would like you to:
1) grow your interest for science and to develop critical mind,
2) use of the microscope,
3) enhance knowledge and skills in the scientific field,
4) improve your understanding of the different organisation levels of our living world (nanometer, micrometer, millimeter, meter, kilometer…),
5) give meaning to power of ten scientific notation,
6) develop your IT and foreign language skills through a scientific exchange project between 2 or more european partners
7) discover foreign cultures
Our project is divided in four steps :
STEP 1: Who we are ! (Until mid November)
- Presentation of each partner: classes. students, the town where they live in, their life or habits, their school...
- Use videos, presentations, padlets... whatever tool you want.
STEP 2: collaborative BOOK (Until mid February)
- Research of an example (seen in class, textbook, found on the Internet, personnal knwoledge...) for each organisation level.
- Look for information and photos about the examples, and write down their size using a relevant unit of measurement.
- Describe each example leading to the writing of a short text (in English AND in local language).
Rank all chosen examples examples (inside the book) according to their size using a scale.
Transmission of all the informations (text + pictures and / or drawings etc.) from each group of pupils to the others.
TRANSLATION of the received datas into local langage (Spanish, French...)
STEP 3: Until late March
Work on the notion of relative scale such as, for example :
« To compare the size a virus (influenza virus) with that one of a human lymphocyte, is as comparing a man (1,8 m) with the height of the Eiffel Tower ».Only one comparison per national group.
- Each comparison is built using oustanding monuments (bridges, Towers, buildings…), pieces of landscape (rivers, mountains…), or any other (big) outstanding « objects » versus daily life examples : human being, coins, toothbrush, ballpoint pen, different kind of tools, different types of balls…
STEP 4: Building our models (until end of May)
- Performing of 2D or 3D models of one example of each organization level.
- Each group of students will be free to choose the organisation levels they want.
- Examples :
building of a scale model (planets of the solar system for example) ;
building of a wall frieze showing different levels of organisation (Virus, bacterias, human and / or plant cells…) using a relevant scale ;
- building of a document (using a relevant ITC tool such as Draw) showing 2 or more examples in a single page taking into account their size difference...
Final collaborative QUIZ Tuesday may 30th
At the end of the project an interactive quiz will allow to test the general knowledge of our students about this project (especially Step 2 & Step 3).
All the questions will be created / written by the students on a common text document.
This document will published in the project journal section so that students can prepare this Quiz.
Eventually only 12 questions will be selected (by the teachers) and included in the Quiz.
All the communications related to the quiz (question sheet, rules & date...) will pass throught the project journal and will be managed by students from each country !
There will be 13 teams. A team is build up with 3 groups. For Instance : Team 1 = group 1 from France + Group 1 from Spain + Group 1 from taly and so on...)
In the end, the Winning team will get a prize prepared by an other partner. (France prepares presents for Italy - Italy prepares presents for Spain and Spain prepares presents for France).