Teaching: An effective key to self-learning

Students prepare lesssons. These lessons are made for younger students and others for peer-students. The students will test the lessons in foreign countries. The main subjects are Europe, music, history, sports, maths and sciences. Stem activities will be included.

SCIENCE

SCIENCE LESSONS

 

1) TOPIC: experiments with baking soda and vinegar "Chemistry in the kitchen" 

prepared by: 7 + 8  grade pupils + Math teacher Alena Buroňová

target pupils:  age 8 - 10 

place and date: 

a) boy´s elementary school St. Colmcilles B.N.S. in Kells, Ireland on 26 April 2016, class 2 and 3

b) primary school ZŠ a MŠ Kosmonautů 15 in Ostrava in Czechia - class 3. A on 14 April 2016

c) primary school ZŠ a MŠ Kosmonautů 15 in Ostrava in Czechia - class 2. B and 4. B on 20  April 2016

This lesson was fun from the beginning to the end. The most difficult part was to make the decision which subject should be taught in Ireland. Most pupils from our team were from grade 7 and did not have Chemistry, as it is taught in grades 8 and 9. We wanted to prepare lesson with interesting activities but our English was not good enough to talk too much. Below you can watch the development of the lesson from the  first idea throuth the try outs to the eveluation. We enjoyed our simple experiments, we were happy to share them in elementary classes in our school and it was great to teach them in English in Kells too.

In the photos from our first rehearsal are pupils from class 3. A and presentation of their evaluation:

 

Below you can see videos from the lesson held in Ireland and a presentation of detailed development of this lesson prepared for other international participants of this meeting. Later we added slides with Irish lesson evaluation.

The lesson description for teachers and our outcome called Manual is in pdf format, next is worksheet for students, an empty evaluation form of this lesson, summary of the filled forms from Ireland, a detailed description of the lesson with script for Czech students, a vocabulary list for Czech studedents made for this lesson:

               

 

2) TOPIC: experiments with liquid tension and density "Art in the kitchen" 

prepared by: 8  grade pupils + Math teacher Alena Buroňová

target pupils:  age 9 - 11 

place and date: 

a) primary school Sevlievo, Bulgaria on 25 October 2016, class 4. A and 4. C

b) primary school ZŠ a MŠ Kosmonautů 15 in Ostrava in Czechia - class 3. A on 14 April 2016

c) primary school ZŠ a MŠ Kosmonautů 15 in Ostrava in Czechia - class 2. B and 4. B on 20  April 2016

This lesson was also fun from the beginning to the end. We liked our last Science lesson so we decided to make another one. Pupils from our team were from grade 8. Below you can watch the development of the lesson from the first idea throuth the try outs to the eveluation. We enjoyed our simple experiments as well as our little pupils both in Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. 

The lesson description for teachers and our outcome called Manual is in pdf format, next are two worksheet for older students with explanations of the physical laws which are connected to our experiments, a worksheet for younger pupils to sum up all experiments, an empty evaluation form of this lesson, and a vocabulary list for Czech students for this lesson:

                                      

Author: Steven De Foer
Last editor: Alena Buronova