Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Turn Your Smartphone Into a Digital Microscope!!!!!!

It's a scientific project, why do we use medieval measurement system in our lessons?

Monday, 13 February 2017

Designing Flying Seeds (Infants - 4 years old)

We collected helicopter seeds from a tree on the patio and we looked at how they flew.  In the class, we talked about why flying away from the tree would be an advantage.  Then the students cut their own wing shapes from paper, stuck on a plasticine seed and tested them with a fan.  Some of the students realised that their seeds didn't fly and went back and redesigned seeds that flew better. The students analysed what they needed to do, created their seeds and then evaluated how well they worked.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Hands on Science Project is Available

I have finally finished uploading the experiments that I did in the Hands on Science project (see the pages tabs above).  We presented the project at the Jornadas de Innovación en CRIF "Las Acacias" in June 2016 and I have included photo summaries, the worksheets that I used plus some supplementary material.  The project was done with 4 sexto primary classes and I plan to rework the material, with additional material into a Hands on Science Primary 6 book link the ones I've made available for 4o and 5o.

The Value of School Gardens

School gardens are a wonderful way to use the schoolyard as a classroom.
Connect students with the natural world and the source of their food, and teach them valuable gardening and agriculture concepts and skills that integrate with several subjects, such as  Sciences,  health, Physical Education
and, as well as several educational goals, including personal and social responsibility.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Hoy, el profe soy yo

Gracias al inspirador evento de “Grandes Profes” me decidí a probar la  tecnología QR, codificando  mensajes de voz en un código QR. Algo muy útil y motivador para mis alumnos; para transmitir un mensaje codificado por uno de sus compañeros sobre los contenidos trabajados en Social Sciences. Los códigos QR siempre llaman la atención y son objeto de uso muy habitual en campañas de publicidad, y por qué no para la enseñanza.

Utilizar  QR Voice es muy sencillo, tan sólo tenemos que introducir a mano o hablando al micro el mensaje que queremos contener en el código QR, y automáticamente nos generará el código que podremos guardar como imagen en diferentes tamaños.

Una manera diferente de transmitir los contenidos trabajados en el aula, que una vez escaneado el código podremos escuchar. Dicho código lo pegan en el cuaderno; en cierta forma lo digitalizamos también.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Book recommendations

I chose these books because they are full of simple, practical experiment activities that do not require much equipment.

A wonderful ideas and teacher guide for science and art activities in infants
STEAM Kids: 50+ Science / Technology / Engineering / Art / Math Hands-On Projects for Kids
ISBN-13: 978-1537372044

More structured activity ideas for primary 1 and 2
Gold Stars Factivity Explore, Experiment and Discover the World of Science: Discover the Facts! Do the Activities!

ISBN-13: 978-1472389305

In depth practical ideas and explanations for primary 6 (this is a series and the book shown is for P6, there are others for 1o ESO and 2o ESO)

Spotlight Science 7

ISBN-13: 978-0748774722