Lida Schoen / Mei-Hung Chíu Ipoh, Malaysia, April 2010 (1). Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Claude Monet. Amsterdam in winter. Science Across the World (1). Largest global schools network. Website. http://www.scienceacross.org. Science Across the World (2).
Lida Schoen / Mei-Hung Chíu
Ipoh, Malaysia, April 2010 (1)
Science Across the World (1)
Largest global schools network
Science Across the World (2)
Exchange programme between schools world wide (149 countries), based ontwofoundations:existing resources for students (age 10-16)anda database with>8211teachers
Aims of the programme
English and many other languages (e.g. Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Arabic), Malaysian?
topics web based or downloadable
Topic in the classroom
topic work:4-6 hour
data collection / translation: 1 hour
discussion received information:1 hour
Chemistry in Our Lives topic, students prepare their own chemical product and share their methodology with others.
Bright pink nail polish made from gumamela flowers in the Philippines and laundry soap from vegetable oil and banana stalks in Singapore.
Practical work (2)
Discussion and debate
Searching for schools through the online database (teacher can provide students with students’ password);
researching using topic data and hotlinks;
completing and sending Exchange Forms via email;
using new Web 2.0 possibilities, including educational video conferencing;
creating school web sites related to the Exchange Form;
creating and using spreadsheets (graphics).
Chemistry as a Cultural Enterprise
Last developed topics, new approach:
Exchanging ‘human’ science culture
Learn about your own culture;
understand and appreciate your own culture;
learn about another culture;
understand and appreciate (the) other culture(s).
Contribution to world peace