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Scientix 9th SPWatFCL Brussels 6-8 November 2015: Astro party

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Presentation of the project"Astro party" by Ivo Jokin, held during the 9th Science Projects Workshop in the Future Classroom Lab, Brussels, 6-8 November 2015

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Scientix 9th SPWatFCL Brussels 6-8 November 2015: Astro party

  1. 1. Astro partyAstro party Ivo JokinIvo Jokin Municipal center for extracurricular activities, BulgariaMunicipal center for extracurricular activities, Bulgaria e-mail: ivo_jokin@abv.bge-mail: ivo_jokin@abv.bg 9th Scientix Projects Workshop in the Future Classroom Lab Brussels, 6.11.2015Brussels, 6.11.2015
  2. 2. What is the state ofWhat is the state of astronomyastronomy education at the timeeducation at the time ??
  3. 3.  It is a well-known fact that all over Europe theIt is a well-known fact that all over Europe the process of integrating students to activities that areprocess of integrating students to activities that are related to science both at the classroom andrelated to science both at the classroom and outside of it run into certain difficulties. In evidenceoutside of it run into certain difficulties. In evidence there is a decrease of the motivation of both pupilsthere is a decrease of the motivation of both pupils and school teachers.and school teachers.  greater part of the curriculum and the perceivedgreater part of the curriculum and the perceived difficulty students have difficulty in describingdifficulty students have difficulty in describing natural phenomenanatural phenomena  models and tools used by teachers do not alwaysmodels and tools used by teachers do not always achieve the desired resultachieve the desired result  The students need competenceThe students need competencess that would helpthat would help them at the dynamically changing world, to think inthem at the dynamically changing world, to think in a constructive way and to be creative.a constructive way and to be creative.
  4. 4. The educational work through extracurricularThe educational work through extracurricular activities gives the opportunity for those skillsactivities gives the opportunity for those skills to be attained so that theto be attained so that the intradisciplinaryintradisciplinary standards could be achieved.standards could be achieved.
  5. 5. Municipal center for extracurricular activitiesMunicipal center for extracurricular activities ““Rainbow” painting SchoolRainbow” painting School Authentic folklore groupAuthentic folklore group ““Kalushari”Kalushari” ““Danube” ecologyDanube” ecology clubclub Astro club
  6. 6. Astro party Constructivist Learning Inquiry based science education
  7. 7. OrganizersOrganizers : Ministry of education and science, National children’s: Ministry of education and science, National children’s palace, Regional education inspectorate Pleven, Dolnapalace, Regional education inspectorate Pleven, Dolna Mitropolia Municipality and astro club at the Municipal center ofMitropolia Municipality and astro club at the Municipal center of extracurricular activities and pursuits of interests – village ofextracurricular activities and pursuits of interests – village of Baykal;Baykal; Partners:Partners: Union of the astronomers in Bulgaria, Sofia universityUnion of the astronomers in Bulgaria, Sofia university faculty of physics, Institute of astronomy at Bulgarian Academyfaculty of physics, Institute of astronomy at Bulgarian Academy of sciences, Institute of electronics at Bulgarian Academy ofof sciences, Institute of electronics at Bulgarian Academy of sciences, Astronomy association – Sofia;sciences, Astronomy association – Sofia; International partners:International partners: IAU - International astronomy union,IAU - International astronomy union, EAAE - European association for astronomy education, GTTP -EAAE - European association for astronomy education, GTTP - Galileo Teachers Training Program, UNAWE - UNIVERSEGalileo Teachers Training Program, UNAWE - UNIVERSE AWARENESSAWARENESS.. The event is included for a seventh time in the National calendarThe event is included for a seventh time in the National calendar forfor extracurricular activities of the Ministry of education andextracurricular activities of the Ministry of education and science for the academic 2015/2016.science for the academic 2015/2016.
  8. 8. AimsAims  - Rising students, interest in Astronomy and- Rising students, interest in Astronomy and watching space.watching space.  - Growing interest in Physics knowledge especially- Growing interest in Physics knowledge especially in astronomy,growing students, sense of harmonyin astronomy,growing students, sense of harmony and order and esthetics .and order and esthetics .  - Providing a suitable environment for developing- Providing a suitable environment for developing teachers and students creative and intellectualteachers and students creative and intellectual skills.skills.  - Developing creative activity and rising interest in- Developing creative activity and rising interest in knowledge in the field of Astronomy.knowledge in the field of Astronomy.  - Exchange of teaching experience- Exchange of teaching experience
  9. 9. How to make model of the Solar system ?How to make model of the Solar system ? Model of the Jupiter and Galilean SatellitsModel of the Jupiter and Galilean Satellits ““Starry Sky for all”Starry Sky for all” Gives children with visualGives children with visual impairments to experienceimpairments to experience the starry sky.the starry sky. Learning by doing
  10. 10. SStellartellar workshopworkshop Oath of young astronomer
  11. 11. ““Classroom under the starsClassroom under the stars”” Children lie to special loungesChildren lie to special lounges type "Cosmic chair" , speakertype "Cosmic chair" , speaker in the middle and a laserin the middle and a laser pointer to show the visiblepointer to show the visible constellations, the names ofconstellations, the names of some stars and mythology.some stars and mythology. Can be voiced by electronic orCan be voiced by electronic or classical music.classical music. Practical activities: - Galileoscope and method of use CCD camera; - observation of the Moon. Visual drawings Moon - “Draw the Moon” and “Shoot the Moon”- shooting with a digital camera, CCD and mobile phone.
  12. 12. Round table and tRound table and t raining of science teachersraining of science teachers
  13. 13. UNDER THE STARS OF THEUNDER THE STARS OF THE DANUBEDANUBE Exhibition Presentations of astronomy Astro poetry Rock concert
  14. 14. UNAWE WORKSHOP BULGARIA 2013UNAWE WORKSHOP BULGARIA 2013
  15. 15. Project Astro party, TF2A-2014Project Astro party, TF2A-2014 Project activities were implemented with financial supportProject activities were implemented with financial support of International Astronomical Union-IAU, Office ofof International Astronomical Union-IAU, Office of Astronomy for Development-OADAstronomy for Development-OAD guest - UNAWE coordinator of Turkey
  16. 16. Astro party 2015,Astro party 2015, “Let there be light”“Let there be light” -- in connection within connection with the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologiesthe International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies
  17. 17. The project MoonBounceThe project MoonBounce Drawings by students from astroclub were sent to radio telescopeDrawings by students from astroclub were sent to radio telescope to the Moon and then again returned to Earth. The project isto the Moon and then again returned to Earth. The project is called MoonBounce and implemented by astronomical Danielacalled MoonBounce and implemented by astronomical Daniela De Paolis and a team of amateurs from Dwingeloo radioDe Paolis and a team of amateurs from Dwingeloo radio telescope in Holland.telescope in Holland. Participating schools from around theParticipating schools from around the worldworld..
  18. 18. Another important idea of Astro party is the integrationAnother important idea of Astro party is the integration of astronomy with biology, in particular ecology - useof astronomy with biology, in particular ecology - use of the telescopes and binoculars for observation ofof the telescopes and binoculars for observation of water-floating and water-loving birds, protectedwater-floating and water-loving birds, protected territory of “Malak Boril” island – natural bay forests ofterritory of “Malak Boril” island – natural bay forests of white poplar and white willow along the Danube riverwhite poplar and white willow along the Danube river valley.valley.
  19. 19. Secondary Student Survey (L2)Secondary Student Survey (L2) Procedure:Procedure: To be completed by secondary school children who have been taught astronomy inTo be completed by secondary school children who have been taught astronomy in school by an OAD facilitatorschool by an OAD facilitator and/or teacher trained by OAD facilitators. (Please note that because of the possibilityand/or teacher trained by OAD facilitators. (Please note that because of the possibility of pre-test sensitisation,of pre-test sensitisation, WWe suggest administering this survey as a post-test only.)e suggest administering this survey as a post-test only.) Suitable for teenagers aged 12 to 18Suitable for teenagers aged 12 to 18 General questions:General questions: 1. Age1. Age 2. Gender2. Gender 3. School3. School 4. Were you recently taught about astronomy? (Yes/No)4. Were you recently taught about astronomy? (Yes/No) Please tell us what you think about the following (measures “perceptionsPlease tell us what you think about the following (measures “perceptions of impact” as described in theof impact” as described in the introduction):introduction): Responses range from 1 (strongly disagree) through 4 (strongly agree)Responses range from 1 (strongly disagree) through 4 (strongly agree) 1. I find science interesting1. I find science interesting 2. I like science2. I like science 3. Learning science is important for understanding my place in the world3. Learning science is important for understanding my place in the world 4. Learning science has changed my ideas about how the world works4. Learning science has changed my ideas about how the world works 5. Learning science will help me get a good job5. Learning science will help me get a good job 6. I want to learn more about science6. I want to learn more about science 7. Learning about science showed me that I live in a very big world7. Learning about science showed me that I live in a very big world 8. Learning science has opened my mind to other people who share my interest8. Learning science has opened my mind to other people who share my interest 9. Learning about astronomy in science class was exciting (not applicable option will9. Learning about astronomy in science class was exciting (not applicable option will be included for thisbe included for this itemitem..
  20. 20. Намирам науката за интересна 0 2,56 10,26 87,18 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 1 2 3 4 относителначестотана отговоритев% 1,2,3,4 Обучението по астрономия беше вълнуващо 0 7,89 10,53 81,58 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 1 2 3 4 Относителначестотана отговоритев% 1,2,3,4 I find science interesting Learning about astronomy was exciting This document is based on the “Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the International Astronomical Union's Office of Astronomy for Development” report, developed in collaboration with Prof. Joha Louw-Potgieter and Dr. Sarah Chapman from the Institute for Monitoring and Evaluation, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  21. 21. 10 years10 years Astro party BaykalAstro party Baykal Municipality Dolna MitropoliaMunicipality Dolna Mitropolia We started with a telescope and great enthusiasm. During these years they involved 374 students, 144 teachers, 23 lecturers and 89 guests. Many participants have won medals in national and international competitions in astronomy, some of them currently studying in prestigious Western universities and science chose their destiny.
  22. 22. 20052005 The beginning was the International Year ofThe beginning was the International Year of PhysicsPhysics
  23. 23. 20062006 2006 Total solar eclipse
  24. 24. 20072007 2007
  25. 25. 20082008 2008 guests - teachers and students from Korabia, Romania
  26. 26. 20092009 2009 International Year of Astronomy guests - teachers and students from Istanbul, Turkey
  27. 27. 20102010 2010 Beyond the Universe
  28. 28. 20112011 International Year of the Solar System
  29. 29. 20122012 2012 Transit of Venus
  30. 30. 20132013 2013
  31. 31. From "Book of impressions"From "Book of impressions" "For the first time I was able to see the stars up close and to feel one of them! It was an amazing experience! Gabriela Chervenakova Gorna Mitropolia village “"Thank you for the unforgettable adventure that we experienced here on the banks of the Danube! About the program Astro party Baikal was very interesting and useful, but the most magical moment, perhaps, was the Danube sky, which, as they reveal to us all their stories ...” Astro club “Urania”, Math School Pleven - Julia, Elia, Yanita, Juliana, Valentin, Aleksander "Here, the Astro party Baikal is true one of my dreams. I looked through a telescope and experienced many other fun and interesting things. Many thank everyone for fulfillment of my dream.” Viktor Georgiev
  32. 32. Astro party in EuropeAstro party in Europe  "Science on Stage 2""Science on Stage 2" Grenoble, France 2007Grenoble, France 2007  Summer School of AstronomySummer School of Astronomy ESO-EAAE Garching,ESO-EAAE Garching, Germany 2007Germany 2007  Summer School ESO-EAAESummer School ESO-EAAE Granada, Spain 2008Granada, Spain 2008
  33. 33. Science on StageScience on Stage 2013,Frankfurt/Oder-Slubice2013,Frankfurt/Oder-Slubice EUROPEAN GEOSCIENCE UNION GIFT WORKSHOPS 2011, Vienna Sorbone, 2011
  34. 34. Internet based resources for teaching astronomyInternet based resources for teaching astronomy EAAEEAAE--EuropeanEuropean Association for AstronomyAssociation for Astronomy EducationEducation Galileo TeachersGalileo Teachers Training ProgramTraining Program National school observatory SCIENTIX http://www.unawe.orghttp://www.unawe.org EU HOU
  35. 35. ConclusionsConclusions::  Organisation and putting into practice of activitiesOrganisation and putting into practice of activities related to science through interactive means andrelated to science through interactive means and methods increase the interest of teachers andmethods increase the interest of teachers and pupils – they feel committed to science;pupils – they feel committed to science;  The exchange of good practiceThe exchange of good practicess and ideas,and ideas, teaching aidsteaching aids and technologies give the opportunityand technologies give the opportunity for introduction and use of more efficient methodsfor introduction and use of more efficient methods andand forms offorms of work at the classroom as well aswork at the classroom as well as outside of it;outside of it;  The communication with scientists: „The scientistsThe communication with scientists: „The scientists at the classroom” and through science organisationat the classroom” and through science organisation help for the choice of occupation related to science.help for the choice of occupation related to science.
  36. 36. References/Sources:References/Sources:  http://scientix.euhttp://scientix.eu;;  http://http://www.eaae-astronomy.orgwww.eaae-astronomy.org;;  www.nuclio.ptwww.nuclio.pt;; www.globalhou.netwww.globalhou.net;; www.galileoteachers.orgwww.galileoteachers.org;;  httphttp://://wwwwww..stellastella--sciencescience..eueu//poolpool__goodgood__practicespractices..phpphp;;  www.scienceonstage.comwww.scienceonstage.com;;  http://www.ustream.tv/chanel/optiks2012;http://www.ustream.tv/chanel/optiks2012;  1st ESO-EAAE Astronomy Summer School, 2007 Garching,1st ESO-EAAE Astronomy Summer School, 2007 Garching, Germany, poster session ‘Astro Party - Stars in School’s Life’, IvoGermany, poster session ‘Astro Party - Stars in School’s Life’, Ivo Jokin;Jokin;  Geophysical Research AbstractsGeophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12, EGU2010-6594-5, 2010Vol. 12, EGU2010-6594-5, 2010 EGU General Assembly 2010EGU General Assembly 2010 © Author(s) 2010© Author(s) 2010;;  The stars and the birds in a school lifeThe stars and the birds in a school life,, Ivo JokinIvo Jokin,,MunicipalMunicipal educenter, Bulgariaeducenter, Bulgaria;;  Geophysical Research AbstractsGeophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14, EGU2012-14433, 2012Vol. 14, EGU2012-14433, 2012 EGU General AssemblyEGU General Assembly 20122012 © Author(s) 2012© Author(s) 2012;;  Education of natural science in the work of the Municipal CenterEducation of natural science in the work of the Municipal Center forfor Extracurricular ActivitiesExtracurricular Activities -- I. Jokin, BulgariaI. Jokin, Bulgaria
  37. 37. ThankThank youyou for your attention !for your attention ! ivo_jokin@abv.bgivo_jokin@abv.bg

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