3rd PROJECT MEETING, GRANADILLA DE ABONA, TENERIFE, SPAIN

C3:  3rd PROJECT MEETING, GRANADILLA DE ABONA, TENERIFE, SPAIN

PROPOSED ACTIVITIES

  • A38: The classes integrate teams from partner schools, familiar with the functioning of schools, meeting with teachers, students and local authorities.
  • A39: To acquaint students of partner schools with the natural environment of the region and cultural achievements and the everyday life of residents:

-Cultural program,

-Visiting Santa Cruz and Tenerife.

  • A57:  Lectures and workshops on science museum in La Laguna
  • A58: The night sky observations in Santa Cruz de La Palma – the location of celestial bodies belonging to the solar system, identifying constellations.
  • A59: The astronomical observations of the Sun – exercises in conducting safe observation of the stars, measuring the height of the Sun above the horizon and compare the results of the measurements made in the partner countries to demonstrate the relationship between the height of the sun and the climate.
  • A45: Workshops – processing of images, developing communication skills in English.
  • A2: Multimedia presentations the students about the solar system and the Sun – the construction and the rise of the Sun, its evolution and the influence of solar activity on human life, the possibility of using the sun to produce heat and power.
  • A47: Summary of meeting the project – development by pupils of materials (abstracts, posters, etc.) on the project website, a profile on FB, the magazine and newspaper project.

Planned results:

– Improving knowledge about Tenerife, cultural heritage and life of the inhabitants of Spain,

– Broaden the knowledge about the solar system and the Sun,

– Developing the skills to carry out astronomical observations of capture the sky in an international environment, analyzing the results and create content in English;

– Strengthening cooperation of the international team of students and teachers.

The planned products:

– Reports from workshops,

– Multimedia content from the conducted observations,

– Multimedia presentations: Solar System and Sun,

– gallery,

– Articles, posters, photos and short videos on the website, profile FB, to magazines, newspaper design and meetings “Evening with …”.


PROGRAMME OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MEETING        

SHORT TERM EXCHANGE OF GROUPS OF STUDENTS

IES MAGALLANES, SAN-ISIDRO, GRANADILLA DE ABONA, TENERIFE, SPAIN

*Schedule of activities can be change, depending on the weather forecast and other circumstances

Day 1: Welcome day (Monday 24th 2016)

Morning

  • School tour and students meeting.
  • Ending of the official logo project sand carpet.
  • Visit to Granadilla city hall

Afternoon

  • Partners Presentation Results of sun and moon observations.
  • Welcome Party

Day 2: Visit to Science and Cosmos Museum/ La Laguna (Tuesday 25th 2016)

Morning

  • IAC ateliers
  • Visit to MCC: Digital Planetarium, Kernel-Synthesis, La Laguna world heritage

Noon

  • Lunch at La Laguna Patio Canario.

Afternoon

  • Free time Santa Cruz

Day 3: Visit to Izaña IAC Observatory (Wednesday 26th 2016)

Morning

  • Volcano Lecture (Involcan)
  • Risoterapia. (Therapy trhougth laugh) Baltasar

Afternoon

  • Travel to international Telescopes in Izaña Observatory and Teide National Park.
  • Night observation.

Day 4 (La Palma): Fieldwork and observation (Thursday 27th)

Morning

  • Travel to La Palma. Visit to Roque de los Muchachos Observatory; GranTeCan Telescope

Evening

  • Travel to Tenerife

Day 5: Results and evaluation (Friday 28th 2016)

Morning

  • Making posters on the results of observations, field work and lectures

Afternoon

  • Final meeting with cultural program-party

Evening

  • Farewell Diner

HOW IT WAS?

The 3rd short-term exchange of groups of pupils was scheduled from 23rd to 28th October 2016 in Granadilla de Abona, Canarian Island Tenerife, Spain.

On Monday, 23rd October 2016, the partners met at school for the official welcoming by the school headmaster and students, who presented a short welcoming programme. Then all the guest took a tour of the school to get to know how the school works and some facts about the education system in Spain. They also worked together to finish off a sand carpet created by the school’s art  teacher as a reward in the competition for the project logo.

After that, everybody took part in a meeting with the local authorities. The head of the town extended a warm welcome to the team an presented them with small gifts.

After lunch, prepared by students from the gastronomy school from Adeje, the students got to know each other better at a party organised by the Spanish team.

On Tuesday, 24th October 2016, the project team went to San Cristobal de la Laguna. They met scientist working at the Canary Island Institute of Astrophysiscs and learned a lot about astrophysical research, the development of astronomy related scientific instruments, the training of research personnel in astro-phisyccs and management of the Teide Observatory in Tenerife and The Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in La Palma. Then, in the Museum of Science and the Cosmos they were the first to watch a fascinating animated movie about the origins of the Universe in the state-of-the-art planetarium, named “We are stars”. They also admired and played around 100 interactive exhibits, based around the themes of human body, “how it works”, and the cosmos. Outside, using the dobsonian telescope they observed the Sun. Unfortunately, bad weather didn’t allow the team to see the sights of this beautiful city.

After lunch, the students and teachers went to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where they could admire the Opera House (Auditorio de Tenerife) designed by architect Santiago Calatrava Valls. The buildings is an architectural symbol of the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the island of Tenerife and the Canary Islands. It is also regarded as the finest modern building in the Canary Islands.

On Wednesday, 25th October 2016, everybody met at school again to attend the lecture by dr. David Calvo, a volcano researcher. He gave a fascinating talk about the origins of the Canary Island and volcanic activity there.

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Then students took part in some interactive games prepared and run by the school’s friend – Baltazar, a local comedian.

After lunch the team went to Teide National Park. The similarity between environmental and geological conditions of  Teide National Park and the planet Mars make it the ideal place for testing instruments that will travel to Mars. Unfortunately, due to bad weather, the planned observations at Teide Observatory, the larges solar observatory in the world equipped with many solar and nocturnal telescopes owned by different European countries, could not be carried out.

On Tuesday, 26th October 2016, the project team went to La Palma. On the way to Roque de los Muchachos Observatory everyone could admire the beautiful landscapes of the island, especially the caldera (about 10km across) in Caldera de Taburiende National Park. At the observatory both students and teachers had an opportunity to admire the Great Canary Telescope (GranTeCan). A professional guide gave comprehensive information about the telescope and the work of scientist at the observatory.

On  Friday, 27th October 2016, students and teachers met at school for workshops and the official closing of the meeting. Each team presented the results of their sky observation and showed presentations on famous European astronomers. They also had an astronomy quiz and filled in evaluation questionnaires. In the end, they were presented with certificates of attendance.

On Saturday, 28th October 2016 we had a free day, due return the flights schedule. We visited the famous Lorro Park.

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