Quali sono gli obiettivi specifici del progetto e quali sono i mezzi usati per raggiungerli?:
Many subjects are seen in a ludic point of view. â_HISTORY_&_GEOGRAPHY_ : with ancient Egypt, Eratosthenes, and the localization of the partners. ASTRONOMY: the shadows show the trajectory of the sun during the day and how this course changes with the seasons. â_PHYSICS_: light and shadow are at the heart of the project. Experiments are done on the field, then simulations in the classroom reproduce what has been observed. â_TECHNOLOGY_ : The instruments : gnomons, plumb line, air level, set square, quadrants, are designed, made, tested and adjusted by the pupils. â_MATHEMATICS_&_GEOMETRY_: The pupils have to use parallels, angles, triangles, circles, length differences. â_ORAL_&_WRITTEN_LANGUAGE_, are used in every activity, especially for experimental process : the pupils make hypothesis, design experiments, observations and then give conclusions, either orally or in a day-to-day log. â_ICT_: thanks to the Internet, the pupils make documentary researches, and discuss with other pupils to compare and exchange the results of their measures and calculations. â–ˆ_PLASTIC_ARTS_: This project gives the opportunity to show one's creativity: drawings showing Eratosthenes history, models of the experiments, calligraphy with hieroglyphs and Greek alphabet. â• â•The fact that the primary school pupils have only a slight mathematical knowledge seems to be a problem, but it is possible to discover these notions in a different way, more concrete, with paper, templates, paper rulers, graduated circles, and strings: the pupils do not have to prove the properties of a figure, but they simply have to check them and see what they can do with. Some children with school problems discover through these activities the opportunity to show their inventiveness, their resourcefulness, skillfulness, as well as their sense of mutual aid: these qualities, acknowledged by their peers, will give them more self-confidence and a desire to continue with other fields.