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Science Across the World. www.scienceacross.org. YAC. Our course: UNESCO IYC 2011. Introduction YAC : history and examples; introduction SAW: resources and partners ; hands-on computer international collaboration; discussions demonstration practical work;

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science across the world
Science Across the World

www.scienceacross.org

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

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YAC

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

our course unesco iyc 2011
Our course: UNESCO IYC 2011
  • Introduction YAC: history and examples;
  • introduction SAW: resources and partners;
  • hands-on computer international collaboration;
  • discussions
  • demonstration practical work;
  • teachers’: practical work on cosmetics;
  • preparation and presentation TV spots;
  • preparation YAC event;
  • YAC event.

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

yac inset course
YAC INSET course

Train the trainers model

  • training chemistry and language teachers;
  • last day: students’ hands on activity in public venue: e.g. science fair, shopping mall, super market: students as YACs;
  • media coverage: students as Young Ambassadors for Chemistry.

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

train the trainers aims
Train the Trainers: aims
  • Promotion chemistry/science
  • International collaboration

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

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Addis Ababa

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

teachers preparation
Teachers preparation
  • Find one or more reliable partner(s):KISS: keep it small and simple!
  • Find the ‘right’ resources (don’t start from scratch!)

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

science across the world1
Science Across the World
  • Science / ’all’ subjects (cross curricular): reserach in the neighbourhood,humanactivities
  • Internationalcollaboration: exchange data with students in schools in other countries
  • Language: developing language and communication skills
  • IT: meaningful use of modern tools

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

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Aims
  • Learn about your own culture;
  • understand and appreciate your own culture;
  • learn about another culture;
  • understand and appreciate other culture(s).

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

saw homepage
SAW: homepage

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

procedure
Procedure
  • Choose a topic
  • Make contact with other teachers to take part
  • Decide on the method to use for exchanging ideas and information
  • Work on the topic with your group of students
  • Share the findings with others and encourage students to discuss, what they learn from them

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

1 choose a topic
1. Choose a topic

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

all available topics
All available topics

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

chemistry in our lives
Chemistry in our Lives

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

content 1
Content (1)

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

content 2
Content (2)

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

structure of all topics
Structure of all topics
  • What is going on in your house / region / country?
  • What did you find out yourself by local investigations, interviews with (grand)parents, etc..
  • Exchange the results (text, PowerPoints, pictures, audio, video) with your partners abroad (Facebook, Picasa, YouTube).
  • Discuss similarities and differences in the classroom and with students abroad.

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

2 finding partners
2. Finding partners

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

saw on facebook
SAW on Facebook

www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=108632725863761

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

uploading to facebook
Uploading to Facebook

www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=108632725863761

  • Photos
    • Resolution
  • Video
    • Broadband connection + webcam

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

factworld
FactWorld
  • Keith Kelly (Bulgaria/UK): started FactWorld, a platform for finding partners).
  • To find a partner, send a message to [email protected] (will be moderated).
  • To be able to read all messages, teachers can join free, just send a message to Keith : [email protected]

Now 3300 members globally!

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

3 methods of exchanging
3. Methods of exchanging
  • Facebook (in SAW group)
  • Picasa
  • YouTube
  • ?

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

facebook
Facebook

www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=108632725863761

  • Photos
    • Resolution
  • Video
    • Broadband connection + webcam

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

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