On the 11th and 12th of April, two project days attending to the topic “weather” took place at our school. Our weather surrounds us every day, weather phenomena are omnipresent. Dealing with the weather allows learning with all your senses. Of course you can not talk about the weather nowadays without also considering the climate change. Climate change: What does this have to do with my future? Where and how is climate change already affecting the earth today? What can I do and what has to be done? Do politicians…read more
The 8th class from Janusz-Korczak-Schule dealt with climate change in many creative ways. They examined the difference between weather and climate, they made suggestions about what everyone can contribute to stop cilmate change and they become creative with language. The students wrote short poems, so called “Elfchen”. These poems, in English known as elevenies, follow a given structure. You can have a look at the results if you click the headline above and follow the link to the presentation.
Our project class “nebenan” examined the characteristics of the rainbow. The students tried to make light visible, to create an own rainbow. Finally they presented their results to their school mates. You can find an impressive presentation if you click the headline of this article and scroll down.
To see what weather can do and how different weather in the world, in different countries is, we visited the „Klimahaus“ in Bremerhaven, which is 3 hours north from Ibbenbüren. It was very impressive to see and experience the climatezones! We could feel the changes in temperature in many countries like Italy, Africa and Antarctica. Our class worked in small projectgroups about „subtropical climatezone“ after that. Important topics: animals in the subtropical plants in the subtropical rainforest dangers for the rainforest protection for the rainforest construction of the rainforest …read more
At the beginning of the project days, class 6/7 dealt with the topic of clouds. In a short film, the students learned how clouds are created and that there are many different types of clouds. They have learned that clouds are made up of water droplets or ice crystals, look different and are at different heights in the sky. In order to give the pupils an overview of the diversity of the clouds, they used cotton wool to shape the various cloud types and stick them on a paper with…read more
Class 8-10 B has learned about the difference between climate and weather. We can watch the weather in out town for a moment, a day or a month, but climates are what we notice for longer terms. The students learned how to design climate diagrams. They took the values for temperature and rainfall, calculated the average temperature for one year and added the rainfall for one year. After that, they drew climate diagrams with lines and columns to explain the particularities of the place.
In our project – first and second class – we made a journey to the dinosaurs, the biggest animals ever. Arrived in the dinosaur time, we watched a movie about the behaviour and live of these exciting animals. Afterwards we designed a dinosaur landscape in a shoebox and got to know some species better.
In our project we made a journey to the ancient Greece with its famous buildings, stories, gods and goddesses just like “Zeus” or “Athene”. Arrived in the ancient time, we created mosaics. The pupils had the possibility to choose whether they wanted to create a turtle, an owl or different kind of amphoras. Later we talked about the famous gods and goddesses of the Olympus and other characters of the Greek mythology. The pupils listened to stories about Zeus, Athene, Hades and Medusa. Then they made some own figures of…read more
In our project week on the subject of time, we worked on the subtopic “Art in different times – the 19th century”. First, we learned more about the artist’s life and the works of Keith Haring and Pablo Picasso. We also dealt with the epochs of Cubism and Popart. Then we became artists ourselves and painted pictures of Keith Haring on canvas and modeled Picasso faces.
In our project week we traveled to the time of the Middle Ages. Firstly, we located the Middle Ages on a timeline. The knights were fascinating us in particular since we learned something about their training and the everyday life of a knight. Moreover, we watched a short movie about the process of building a castle and also what living in a castle during this era meant. Afterwards we built a castle made out of cardboard. Finally, the project days ended with a tasty knight’s meal.