25-29.03.2019 Gdańsk, Poland

Discovering the first pulsar clock and the telescope

The second project meeting took place in Poland, where Copernicus was born. The inspiring historical figure was Elisabet Hevelius, a female astronomer considered as mother of Moon maps and the object to be collected was the Gdansk port crane, a symbol of the city and of sea trade.

The learning activities were inspired by study visits of high educational value to the National Maritime Museum in Gdańsk, Nicolaus Copernicus House and Gingerbread Museum in Toruń, and the EXPERYMENT Science Centre of Gdynia. The play of the game took place in the Maritime Culture Center of Gdansk

Monday 25.03.2019

After a welcoming ceremony and classroom practise observations in the school, pupils and teachers collaborated together to produce the recommendations guide for teenagers about cibersecurity. They used tablets to work in templates stored in the cloud, that revealed to be a very flexible solution for team work. They practised English and shared common issues about global threats like cyberbullying, grooming in e-games or addiction to video games. Tablets revealed to be a great and flexible way to perform the IO7 Cybersecurity Recommendations Handbook. The previous work developed by their fellows in Greece was used as inspiration to formulate new recommendations. It was also held the project’s logo competition in public, choosing from 4 options designed by project students.

Public award cerimony

Tuesday 26.03.2019

Teams got inspiration for the following project activities from study visits to the amber museum of Gdansk, were the relationship between tradition of precision artifacts, watch and jewelry making in the city was clear. They also visited the astronomical watch in St Maria’s church https://www.inyourpocket.com/gdansk/st-marys-basilica_16184  , one of the oldest in the world (1414), and the largest made in wood, and performed very interesting experiments related to sea navigation in Maritime Museum of Gdansk.

Pupils created sets of questions related to the museum to be inserted later in the augmented reality game, and tested the game in the museum. The 3D print to be found in the museum was seriously damaged during the trip from Netherlands. Will be delivered to the Polish school later. Students created questions for the game in the National Maritime Museum and Maritime Culture Centre to be performed on Friday and searched the hidden 3D model of the Gdansk crane.

Maritime Culture Centre

Wednesday 27.03.2019

Teams headed to Copernicus Home Museum Dom Mikołaja Kopernika in Torun to discover the relationship between sea trade, inventions of the Age of Discoveries and good outcomes of European collaboration in the field of technological advances symbolized in the Gingerbread Museum. There was a special mention about how Copernicus discoveries were key to start the first world circumnavigation, starting in the month of August 500 years ago. He didn’t have the tools to prove his theories, but telescope was invented some decades later and Galileo proved Copernicus was correct.

Teachers and pupils attended later a interesting workshop in the Muzeum Toruńskiego Piernika , a history museum of gingerbread to find out the many relationships between of maritime navigation paths and trade of foreign, exotic materials, especially spices that are a part of traditions and immaterial heritage like cuisine.

Copernicus museum

Thursday 28.03.2019

A study visit to Experyment science centre museum of Gdynia gave context to the whole week.

Very interesting experiments related to the sea world and water were available to pupils and teachers, and was inspirational for every day classroom practice. Teams visited after lunch the important Gdynia sea port.

Experyment Science Centre in Gdynia

Friday 29.03.2019

Teams performed the augmented reality game based in questions provided by students and refined by teachers, and provided feedback to refine the game for the following stages. A closing ceremony took place at the school’s hall. Teachers met to prepare the following activities in Helsinki, Finland, and a farewell event took place in Jump City.

Play of the game including student’s questions

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Teenagers report after the learning activities better English, soft skills and cultural understanding of foreign fellows. Teachers also exchanged good practise and observed classroom development in X LO school. Mutual learnings coming from collaborative teaching activities are transferred to their schools and every day practise.