2nd PROJECT MEETING, GORLICE, POLAND

C2: 2nd PROJECT MEETING, GORLICE, POLAND

PROPOSED ACTIVITIES:

  • A38: The classes integrate teams from the partner schools – games and sports, familiar with the functioning of schools and the education system in Poland (part of geography lessons, wildlife and English), meetings with teachers, parents and local authorities.
  • A39:To acquaint students of partner schools with the natural environment of the region Gorlitz and cultural achievements and the everyday life of citizens – urban game.
  • A51: Field workshops in Radocynie – to develop skills of observation and study of simple objects on the celestial sphere in an international environment with the use of English language – height of the Sun on the celestial sphere, guiding the world, to recognize constellations, determination of the Polar Star and on the basis of determination latitude of our location, determining the brightness of the night sky and the degree of light pollution – a comparison of the measurements made in their localities, to develop data using mathematical and statistical tools; determination of the main directions of the world altitude of the Sun above the horizon, determining the position of the Pole Star and on its basis – determination of the directions of the world and latitude of the place of observation, the observations of the night sky: the planets, stars, comets, meteors using telescopes and binoculars, observations of the phases of the moon, astronomical shows.
  • A52-A53: educational trip to Krakow (A52) and Niepolomice (A53) – to familiarize with the history of astronomy in Poland (Jagiellonian University Museum, presentation pendulum Foucault` and classes at the Youth Astronomical Observatory (observations of solar activity using specialized filters, astronomy workshops conducted by academics).
  • A54: The educational trip – to familiarize with the functioning of the Star of Heaven Park “Bieszczady” and the development of entrepreneurial attitudes among young people and activity on the local environment by taking actions to establish in their region Dark Sky (the area is not contaminated light); presenting opportunities to develop business in conjunction with the use of natural environment of their region (astroturism);
  • A55: Scientific conference – “Light pollution” with participation of local authorities and representatives of the schools in the region (astroturim’s promotion, dissemination of results of the project in the local community).
  • A56: Photographic Workshops “Astrophotography” – acquainted with the main principles of taking pictures of objects on the celestial sphere.
  • A20: The contest for computer graphics “Turn off the lights – save the current” – an exhibition of works.
  • A47: Summary of the meeting of partner schools: development by students and teachers materials on the project’s website, quiz for students on the completion of the course, evaluation meetings.

 


PROGRAMME OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MEETING

SHORT TERM EXCHANGE OF GROUPS OF STUDENTS

GORLICE 04-08. 04.2016

MONDAY 04.04.16

1) 9.00 – MEETING AT SCHOOL, ROOM 23

  • short presentation about Poland, Malopolska region and ‘Kromer’ school (useful for a quiz later on)

2) 9.45 – OFFICIAL WELCOMING BY THE SCHOOL HEADMASTER AND STUDENTS’ AUTHORITIES, SCHOOL GYM

  • EU anthem
  • short presentation by students from partner schools (they should introduce themselves, say what country and town/city they come from)
  • surprise ‘show’ for guests

3)GETTING TO KNOW HOW A POLISH SCHOOL IS ORGANISED

  • tour of school till 11.30
  • coffee break till 12.20
  • taking part in English lessons till 13.10 (at the same time teachers visit local authorities or have their own meeting about PETER project)

4) 13.30 -15.00 DINNER FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

5) 15.00 – 17.00 STREET GAME (rules enclosed)

TUESDAY 05.04.16

1) 8.00 – 22.00/23.00 KRAKÓW – NIEPOŁOMICE (Observatory ): GETTING TO KNOW THE CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL HERITAGE OF POLAND; OBSERVATIONS

  • we set-off at 8.00
  • we come back at 22.00 – 23.00
  • first we take a short sightseeing tour of the Old Town in Krakow, then you’ve got free time to have dinner and buy souvenirs, at about 16.00 we leave for Niepołomice

WEDNESDAY 06.04.16

1) 10.00 – ‘DARK SKY’ CONFERENCE, ROOM 23

  • a short lecture by Mr Wszołek about astro-tourism in the area – is it possible at all?
  • a short lecture by Mr Bury from ‘Dark Sky Spot’ in the Bieszczady Mountains about light pollution
  • coffee break
  • workshops with Mr Bury (constructing spectrograph and sundial)
  • short break

2) ‘TURN OFF THE LIGHT – SAVE ENERGY’: CHOOSING THE FINALISTS OF THE COMPETITION

2) 14.30 DINNER (TEACHERS)

3) AFTERNOON FREE FOR STUDENTS

4) 18.00 TEACHERS MEET AT THE RESTAURANT

THURSDAY 07.04.16

1) 9.00 – SCHOOL ACTIVITIES; OBSERVATIONS

  • depending on the weather, there will be observations and activities on the schoolyard or inside (please take some EarthKAM photos, they may be useful in case of bad weather)

2) 10.45 – MEETING WITH AN ASTRO-PHOTOGRAPHER

3) 14.00 DINNER BREAK (teachers have dinner in ‘Dark Pub’ restaurant)

4) 16.00 – 22.00 RADOCYNA OBSERVATION SPOT

  • observations and games outdoors
  • bonfire and roasting sausages
  • if the weather doesn’t allow it, well organise indoor activities in another place (village of Regietow)

FRIDAY 08.04.16

1) 9.00 – OFFICIAL CLOSING OF THE ERASMUS+ MEETING

  • completing evaluation questionnaires
  • handing in certificates of attendance

2) 10.30 – KRYNICA GÓRSKA/NOWY SĄCZ: SIGHTSEEING THE REGION

  • getting to know Małopolska region (we’ll take a walk around the centre of Krynica and then we’ll take a lift up Jaworzyna mountain to relax and have dinner)
  • Slovenian team leave for Krakow (?)
  • if you wish, we can stop at the shopping centre in Nowy Sącz

 

HOW IT WAS?

On Monday, 4th April 2016, the partners met at school for the official welcoming by the project coordinator. They watched a short presentation about Poland, Molopolska region and “Kromer” School. Later, the official opening by the school headmaster followed. Each team introduced themselves and Polish students presented a short welcoming programme. Then all guests took a tour of the school to get to know how the school works and some facts about the educations system in Poland.

The students also took part in English thematic lessons while the teachers had a video conference about PETER project, prepared by the Spanish partners.

 

After lunch the project team (international teams) took part in a street game “Orbiting Kromer” to get to know the town, its history and culture and to do some simple astronomy tasks. All the students received certificates for taking part in the game.

On Tuesday, 5th April 2016, the project team went to Krakow to get to know the cultural and historical heritage of Poland. A guide took the team down the Royal Tract and then they could continue sightseeing by themselves.

In the afternoon the project team went to Niepolomice Observatory, where lectures and workshops were carried out. Students solved astronomical puzzles and quizzes and leaned how a telescope works. In the planetarium they observed the sky above Niepolomice, the most important astronomical objects in the Solar System and the Universe and the most important constellations on the southern and northern hemisphere. They also listened to a short presentation on ISS. Outside, using the dobsonian telescope, the observed the Sun, the spots and on its surface and solar prominence. They also observed Jupiter with its moons, the passing of ISS over Niepolomice and using a green laser pointers they recognised different objects in the night sky.

On Wednesday, 6th April 2016, everybody met at school again to attend the “Dark Sky” conference. Representatives of local authorities were present to listen about the problem of light pollution which was the main topic of the conference. Mr. Nicewicz from the Jagellonian University and Niepolomice Observatory gave a short lecture about astro-tourism in Molopolska Province and Mr. Bury from “Dark Sky Spot” in the Bieszczady Mountains talked about dark sky reserves and light pollution. after the conference students took part in workshops. Working in international teams, they constructed spectographs and sundials. Later, a jury consisting of representatives of each partner country (both students and teachers) chose the finalist of “Turn off the lights! Save energy!” computer graphics competition. The winners were awarded certificates and small gifts. In the afternoon, students joined their host families to spend time together.

On Thursday, 7th April 2016, the project team gathered at school to listen to Mr. Wszolek, the owner of a private observatory in Rzepiennik Biskupi village, where Modular Analog Research Station (M.A.R.S.) will be under construction. Students also took part in workshops with Mr. Barszcz, an astro-photographer, to learn some basic facts about how to take photos of different objects in the sky. Later, they observed the Sun in the schoolyard and took photos of it.

The teachers had a meeting to discuss the project management and project meeting in Spain and Turkey. They also had a meeting with the local authorities during which they discussed education systems in partner countries.

In the afternoon, the project team went to Radocyna village to carry out observations and different tasks connected with astronomy. International teams observed the Sun (calculated the Wolf number), planets and stars, they determined the East and the West on the plane of the horizon and built a model of the Solar System. They also had a bonfire, roasted sausage and played games.

On Friday, 28th November 2015, students and teachers met at school for the official closing of the meeting. They had a quiz about partner countries, filled in evaluation questionnaires and were presented with certificates of attendance and small gifts. Then, the project team went to Krynica Gorska to get to know the Malopolska region, its natural environment and culture.

 

 


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