Author: Emilia Vasconcelos
Implemented in:Czech Republic, Italy and Lithuania
Description: The aim of this GP is that the students learn to recognize the organization of the universe, by being able to characterize the different heavenly bodies of the solar system and knowing some of the instruments that are used to explore the universe. The students have to discover the universe by using the software “Stellarium”, which the teacher introduces to them at the beginning of the lesson. After that, the students are asked to do some Internet research in groups. Each group has to cover a different planet and at the end of the lessons the groups have to prepare an illustrated text about what there is to be found in a trip to the solar system and present their findings to the rest of the class. During this GP it is important that the students learn to work autonomously, to be organized and to use scientific terms correctly.
More information:Spice GP - Astronomy