Durant les dues últimes setmanes del segon trimestre, al MIP vam acollir i gaudir de l’exposició itinerant “Dones que van canviar el món“, una iniciativa de l’Associació de Parcs Científics i Tecnològics d’Espanya i el Parc Científic i Tecnològic Agroalimentari de Lleida.
Així doncs, hem omplert els passadissos de l’escola amb panells de dones pioneres en la ciència i la tecnologia per tal d’apropar-les a tota la comunitat educativa i prendre-les com a referents.
Des de les classes més petites fins a les de 6è, les hem treballat i ens hem interessat en descobrir les seves aportacions al món. Hem realitzat visites guiades, gimcanes de recerca i presentacions digitals, entre altres activitats.
Per a més informació, podeu llegir l’article publicat al diari digital Territoris clicant al següent enllaç. A més a més, a continuació us deixem imatges de la nostra escola transformada en museu:
6th Graders are learning about renewable and non-renewable energy sources. The energy from the Sun is called solar energy and it is renewable. ☀☀☀
In order to understand how it works, we built two different solar vehicles: A CAR and A PLANE. They both have a solar panel that creates an electrical current. So, we put them in the sunshine and we could see that they moved!
Also, one pupil showed us a solar vehicle he had built at home. Thank you, Eudald!
Click on the picture:
Students of third grade have done an interesting mural about senses during this term.
Students of fourth grade have rethought how much sugar drinks contain. First of all they found out how many grams of sugar there are in each drink, then they weighed the sugar and put it in small bags; finally they made a mural with the information found. As a conclusion they said water is the healthiest drink.
Have a looK!
These short, cold days of winter many animals experience a process called hibernation. For example: squirrels, groundhogs, bats, turtles, snakes or bears.
Previously, they prepare a nest where they “sleep” for a long period of time. Some animals wake during hibernation to eat and relieve themselves, while others sleep through the entire winter.
STEM Challenge #10 engages pupils to:
“Design and build a nest for a hibernating bear”.
Building time: 40 minutes.
Pupils should consider some criteria and restrictions. For example: nests must have an entrance/exit or bears must be protected from the rain, snow and wind.
Hello, how are you?
3rd Graders are ready to present you their new STEM Challenge:
“Build a strong bridge that crosses a river and allows boats to sail below it”.
Materials: straws, popsicle sticks and 50cm of masking tape.
Building time: 30 minutes.
First iteration pictures:
Next day, we are going to study bridges in depth so that we can build stronger bridges. So, don’t forget to visit us!
In 3rd Grade, we are learning about our senses, so this challenge is focused on the sense of TOUCH.
We wanted to know which body parts are more sensitive and we found an experiment developed by Dr. Rebekah Corlew and Theo Walker of the Fitzpatrick Lab at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. This experiment is called The Homunculus Mapper.
First, we made this card:
Then, in pairs, we took measurements:
- The tested pupil should close their eyes.
- The tester pupil should press 2 points of the card against the skin of the subject and ask if they feel one point or two points. The tested body parts are: HEAD, BACK, ARMS, HANDS, LEGS and FEET.
- Start with the largest distance and keep testing smaller and smaller distances until the subject indicates that they feel one point.
- Record these distances.
- Enter these numbers on brainmapper.org.
We are very happy to show you our STEM Challenge number 3: Food Towers, solved by 3rd Grade pupils. Again, we got the idea out of Feel Good Teaching, by Kerry Tracy.
Students were challenged to build a tower using school supplies, following some criteria. For example: at the top of the tower, there had to be a piece of food; or, towers should be as tall as possible.
Building time: 30 minutes.
The next week, pupils tried to solve the same challenge again. Clearly, all of the groups improved their towers!