Picture: Gustav Doré -Illustrazione per la Divina Commedia di Dante (1861 - 1868)
The central idea of the Erasmus+ KA2 Project "...E QUINDI USCIMMO A RIVEDER LE STELLE" aims to fight the lack of scientific-mathematical skills in children between 9 and 12 years, through the approach to the study of astronomy and observation of the sky. The direct observation of celestial phenomena, the collection of data and the related analysis in order to formulate hypotheses to be verified on the field will all be elements that will bring pupils very close to the scientific method and the history of scientific discoveries. Our project involves collaboration and interchange with European schools located at different latitudes, in places of particular geographic and scientific interest, or owning planetariums or astronomical observatories, thus allowing children to observe both the sky and natural and anthropic elements.
Duration: The Project Start Date is 01-09-2019 and the duration is 24 months.
Working language: English.
Topics to be studied
Study of the fundamental principles of Astronomy to gain basic knowledge.
Analysis of the Sun as a reference point for daily orientation and its relation to the Solar System.
Analysis of the Earth, its motions and man-made reference systems for orientation.
Scientific discoveries in the astronomical field and their impact on human life. From the use of stars to satellite systems.
History and mythology associated with constellations.
Analysis of examples of art and literature inspired by astronomy.
The project goals are:
Improving students' competence in the fields (EU goals for citizens’ competences):
Mathematics and basic skills in science and technology
Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship
Social and political skills
Communication in foreign languages
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- I.C. TORGIANO-BETTONA (Italy) Leading Partner
- Ivalon ala-asteen koulu (Finland)
- School of European Education (Greece)
- CEIP Antonio Machado (Spain)
- St Leonard's Church of England Primary School (United Kingdom)