In the 3rd Unit of the “Open eTwinning” MOOC participants are required to devise a draft project plan. Well, what follows is mine 🙂
Title: Making science fun through experiments
Students’ age: 13-15
Curriculum topics: Maths, Physics, Chemistry
In this project students from partner schools will be introduced to several science concepts through simple and easy to do experiments. During the school year, each partner school will perform a number of experiments and will upload photos/videos from the experiments on a collaborative blog along with thought provoking questions regarding the experiments they performed. Students from all partner schools will be encouraged to comment on blog posts and respond to these questions or share their thoughts about the experiments.
The type of the final product will be discussed among partners and it could be a video with photos from all experiments, a booklet with photos and instructions on how to perform the experiments, a poster with the most successful or interesting experiments, and so on.
The project aims to:
- Cultivate students’ interest and curiosity in science, support them in building their knowledge about basic science concepts, and make them active agents of their learning.
- Develop students’ creativity and critical thinking.
- Engage students into using digital tools for learning and communicating and help them acquire experience in blogging.
- Sustain an online community of learners who meet, exchange experiences, and interact online.