Creative Learning in Action

A visit to the Klimahaus in Bremerhaven

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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

Clouds make our weather

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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

Climate zones and climate diagrams

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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.

Dinosaurs

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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.  

A journey to the ancient Greece

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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

From Cubism to Pop Art – Art in different times

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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.

A look into the Middle Ages

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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.

Stone Age

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During our project week titeled „time“ we traveled back in time to stone age. Most pupils had a hard time imagining how long the stone age lasted in the history of human life. Using the visual tool of a long rope with special marks representing various stages through human history helped them to get a better idea. The children the learned about the various parts of the stone age. Together we created a poster for each of the three stone age periods. Showcased were the changes in human development, housing…read more

Living and working in the first half of the 20th century

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In our project week on the topic of time we visited the home town in Ibbenbüren. There we could first see many things from the lives of the people of yesteryear: clothes, telephones, typewriters, books and much more. After that we were shown old agricultural machines. We also saw how wooden shoes were made in the old days. The most interesting thing was the day we made ropes together like in the old days. We were allowed to take the rope to school afterwards. We were able to experience how…read more