1st Meeting – October 2017 : “Chemistry All Around”
Opening of the project.
Key learning objectives:
– creating good rapport through artistic expression
– developing soft skills and team building
– sightseeing with a difference and learning about European cultural heritage
– scientific hands-on experience
– develop skills in STEAM subjects
• Ice-breaking games involving some elements of sciences and art
• Showing of the project presentations and videos made by students before the meeting
• Competition for the “Raising STEAM in Education” logo – students bring their proposals and vote for the best one
• Chemistry workshops / experiments with plastics /PVC to obtain a slime/different colours of chemical compounds – an unusual application of a hairdryer/ how to produce different types of ink in a lab + calligraphy / how to obtain artificial blood
• Ebru / marbling – artistic expression with the use of acrylic paints followed by discussions and interpretation of the works; taking pictures of them to be uploaded on the project website and social media
• City games – in the Old Town (architecture, maths, history) and in Łazienki Park (natural sciences, history, architecture) followed by a photo competition and exhibition; learning about perspective, movement, geometrical shapes and solids
• Elements of biology and art: a visit to the National Museum (Gallery of Painting) and perceiving it through different senses – sight, hearing, smell, taste, feeling. Students take notes/pictures of exhibits and their impressions, later they discuss them. The “senses” groups visit the same exhibitions. Development of key competences – teaching about human diversity and acceptance for otherness – we all perceive the same world differently
• Visit to the Copernicus Science Centre – interactive exhibits, all elements of STEAM in practice
• Workshops in the Kabacki Nature Reserve or Kampinos National Park – natural sciences, biological diversity, health issues, sustained development, measuring trees and establishing their age, taking artistic pictures of nature, collecting material for a newsletter.
6. Biology experiments – the effect of light on the intensity of photosynthesis – students write up the experiment and take photos of the changed colours of the plants. They can transfer the plants on the transparent foil and compose pictures – our biology teacher is a better expert than me and she can conduct the workshops.
• Elements of physics and art: a photo workshop with the use of mirrors and other gadgets – team building, key competences, defining roles in a team. Students present their pictures and comment on them and on their feelings during the activity. The photos to be uploaded on the project website, exhibition at school
• Land Art event or Recycle Art workshops to comment on the visit to Warsaw; group work and team building through art
• Farewell gala with an exhibition of the works of art done during the mobility. Speeches. Parents and representatives of local authorities invited.