Hands-on laboratory science experiences…
… are critical to the learning process across all areas of study. Research has shown that students who engage in well-designed laboratory experiences develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
The laboratory has been given a central role in science education. There are rich benefits in learning from using laboratory activities. However, sometimes, laboratory experiences are disconnected from the flow of classroom science lessons.
For this reason, laboratory activities should be well-integrated in a learning sequence and they don´t have to be like cooking recipes.
Welcome to a new course and… Merry Christmas!!
I wouldn’t like to say goodbye without publishing a post.
I have decided to share with you the last volunteer work, that the students of second of ESO have done, in the bilingual program.
I would like to congratulate them for their work, their involvement, happiness and their enthusiasm.
It is a pleasure working with all of you!
Keep it up and next term, more and better.
3 countries, 4 high schools, 6 teachers and more than 100 students have been involved in an eTwinning project:
“What is the most typical thing in your area?”
We did the project:
- To develop ICT skills and competences in Chemistry, History and Foreign languages,
- To improve communication skills,
- To promote teamwork and cultivate multiple intelligences,
- And… to build and share knowledge with people from different countries.
We got the eTwinning label !!!!
Part of our work consisted of promoting the extra virgin olive oil. And here it is the link of the promotional video:
and finally, a collection of photos:
In this second term, they have been our teachers,
UNIT 3: MICHAEL FARADAY, he discovered electromagnetic induction, the principle behind the electric transformer and generator. This discovery was crucial in allowing electricity to be transformed from a curiosity into a powerful new technology.
Laura e Isabel surprised us with a creative exposition. Not only did they make a poster but they also reproduced one of Michael Faraday’s most famous experiment.
It was amazing! Until now, the best work of the year.
UNIT 4: WILLIAM THOMSON, LORD KELVIN
Kelvin was a Scottish mathematician and physicist who developed the Kelvin scale of temperature measurement.
Throughout his work Thomson’s overriding goal was the practical utilisation of science. He achieved fame through his work on submarine telegraphy.
IES BAJO ARAGON PAY TRIBUTE TO Stephen Hawking
“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. It matters that you don´t just give up”
“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change”
Stephen Hawking on The Simpsons
They have been the most important scientists of the first term:
UNIT 1: ISAAC NEWTON, he designed the scientific method.
UNIT 2: ARQUIMEDES, he measured the volume of irregular objects.
And, at the end of the term some students remembered the work of scientific women
MARIE CURIE: was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, in Physics, and with her later win, in Chemistry, she became the first person to claim Nobel honors twice. She discovered radioactivity, and, together with her husband Pierre, the radioactive elements polonium and radium.
ROSALIND FRANKLIN: is known for her role in the discovery of the structure of DNA.
JOCELYN BELL BURNELL: Bell Burnell’s depth of knowledge regarding radio astronomy and the electromagnetic spectrum has earned her a lifetime of respect in the scientific community.
Who will be the next?
We are looking forward to meet them!
HANDS ON PRACTICE IN
You can buy a tiny canister of slime at the toy store, but it is easier, cheaper and so much more fun to make it at home or… in the CHEMISTRY LAB!!
Slime doesn’t do what we expect it to, because we expect things to be either a liquid or a solid. We usually don’t expect things to kind of exist in this middle realm. It is a fluid, but not a regular liquid!
If you wanto to know how to make slime click here