Estonian School Activities

 

Tabivere School

 

Sept 2017 activity

Already in August the teachers of Tabivere School started to combine scientific knowledge on physics and their own handicraft skills. The aim was to build a loudspeaker from the scratch – with only thin copper wire, a magnet and a paper cup. And of course, a friendly guidance from Tartu’s science projet’s incubation lab (SPARK Makerlab) instructors. All you need is to combine technology and handicraft and you get… art! While some might not call the sound from self-made speakers the top of audial arts, it was all music to our ears! Try it out yourself!

September Activity Photo gallery

Teachers making loudspeakers 

           

Now you only need a wire and a magnet (+glue and guidanceJ)

 

Oct 2017 activity

In October, the technology teacher Priit and arts teacher Ive disseminated the knowledge they had aquired previously. In a joint lesson of physics (sound, waves, electromagnetism) and technology, self-made loudspeakers were made by 7th to 9th graders. Now how does the electrical current move the membrane of a loudspeaker?

October’17 Activity Photo gallery

Pupils making loudspeakers

 

Nov 2017 activity

In November, teachers Priit and Jaak viited Poland on their very first transnational project meeting. It was both fruitful and fun, thank You Maryla and others!

November’17 Activity Photo gallery

Amazing views at Wieliczka salt-mine    

Working hard at the 1st Transnatinal project meeting

 

                

In November, the pupils participated in a waste reduction quiz and campaign. They made posters on different types of waste and their disposal and reuse in the scince classes. With the help of art teacher and different class teachers, very nice, comfortable and beautiful (one might even say artistic) chairs were made so pupils can have a rest during their brakes. And parts of worn out technology – the old car tyres – now serve as pieces of applied art.

In November, the pupils participated in a waste reduction quiz and campaign. They made posters on different types of waste and their disposal and reuse in the scince classes. With the help of art teacher and different class teachers, very nice, comfortable and beautiful (one might even say artistic) chairs were made so pupils can have a rest during their brakes. And parts of worn out technology – the old car tyres – now serve as pieces of applied art.

November Activity Photo gallery

Dec 2017 activity

In December science and technology teachers guided teachers through a process of making and maintaining an aviary feeding station. With the help of art teacher pupils decorated the ERASMUS corner.

December’17 Activity Photo gallery

Self-made aviary feeding station and Estonian winter

      A view on the ERASMUS corner

 

Jan 2018 activity

In January the pupils introduced the geography and culture of the countries participating in the STEAM project.

January’18 Activity Photo gallery

Feb 2018 activity

For some – a box for waste, for an archeologist – a treasure!

On the month of Estonia’s 100th anniversary, we visited Estonian National Museum in Tartu. The archeology workshop there was focused on medieval waste (for very many fine pieces of art, e. g a totally functioning medieval flute and a drinking glass from Venice were found namely in waste boxes). The pupils used their imagination to try to picture the lives of medieval people just by some pieces of cloth (what did they wear?), some seeds (how did they make their bread?) and other such things. The pupils also draw a picture about the things that could be found as reminescents from our lives by future archeologists (would it be a cellphone, a coin in Your pocket?).

February’18 Activity Photo gallery

 

Mar 2018 activity

Can you combine chemistry, physics, math, biology, and some art and provide it in a sauce of a fiction movie thats thrilling and fun? – Of course! You only need to address the officially awarded science populizer, the Investigation Lab of the Science School at Tartu University. The pupils could go to a real science lab and investigate a true (err.. may be there’s some fiction) crime story – Who stole professors invaluable ancient gold coins from the aquarium they were placed to for people to watch? Was it Paul, Karl or Siim. To find out, the pupils had to do paper cromatography to chemically separate the compounds in a black ink used on a crime scene. They had to make their own areometer – an instrument used to measure the densities of different liquids, and – beware if math is not your subject! – to draw a calibration diagram for the instrument, just to answer the question whether in Pauls wellingtons it really could be water from making pickles as he claimed. And finally – if the evidence from chemical and physical studies with a fair help of math did not lead to a definite conclusion, one can only ask living organisms and turn to biology. Although the microalgae do not speak, they appear as different ecological communities in fresh and salty waters, so You still can „ask“ them for help. So who was it – Paul, Siim, or Karl? The pupils know it, they found it out by hard scientific facts. And paper chromatography sure provided some art as well.

 

March’18 Activity Photo gallery

 

 

April 2018

1st L.T.T.A. to Torrejon De Ardoz, Spain/ Collegio Jaby, 18-24/04 2018

Estonian activity: ebook_spanish_mobility 

                                                  or have a look at the link, below:

http://online.fliphtml5.com/yugb/kqil/

 

 

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