Creative Learning in Action

Fascination Flying

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Many students associate the beginning of their holiday with flying and airplanes. But many people, such as businessmen or football players use the airplane for their job. In addition, aircrafts are playing a major role in the worldwide transport of goods and products. In the future, the aviation business is expected to continue to grow even more, although this has a serious impact on the environment. Considering the above, we decided to focus on the aviation business and aircrafts during the project days. These topics are aligned with the interests…read more

Paperplanes in 8th class

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The first thing we did was to collect the flying objects on the blackboard. Then we dealt with the history of flying. We designed posters about the inventors who set the first milestones for flying. Important people were: Count Zeppelin, Otto Lilienthal, the Wright brothers and the Montgolfier brothers. Their profiles can be seen below. In addition, we also dealt with the physical background of flying. We were explained how an airplane can fly and we saw a film about it. Forces that are important for flying: Lift, weight, thrust…read more

Flying the boomerang

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Flying – a new project theme At the beginning, we had our difficulties in the first considerations on the subject of “flying”. Some of this was already discussed in the last school year (e.g. the subject of air). We already dealt with airplanes and their inventions at the beginning of the school year. In geography the topic “continents” was still missing… quickly the connection was found. On a project day we dedicated ourselves to the continent “Australia and Oceania”. The fairy tale of the Aborigines “The Invisible Companion” served as…read more

One week all around Flight

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As part of the Erasmus project Flight, the elephant class dealt with the topic in a project week. We have been working on the construction of an aircraft and have made our own hypotheses in experiments as to which objects fly, sail or fall. The experiments have encouraged us to make our own hypotheses, to test them ourselves by means of simple experiments, and have encouraged us to think.The paper flying competition was a lot of fun for us! The widest paper plane flew 14.8 m. This was the reward…read more

Paper plane competition 2019

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The AEROCLUB I NRW e. V. announced this competition and what could be nicer than paper planes? Therefore, the elephants decided to fold the paper planes very precisely in order to win.Step by step the edges lay again and again at the middle fold. After quite a lot of kinks and looks to the side, whether the neighbour needs help, cool codes or patterns could finally be painted on. On June 25, the time had come. In the gym class the own paper planes were finally allowed to climb into…read more

Tigerclass visits falconer Ari

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As a conclusion to our natural science subject „birds of prey“ the tigers payed a visit to Skyhunters Frechen, a little falconry park only a short walk from our school. Blessed with the best of weather we could witness various interesting animals. For starters a horde of ferrets was unleashed upon us. Everyone interested was allowed to pet them, cuddle them, hold them on their arms, let them snack some tasty maltcreme from their fingers, or even get a kiss on the cheek. Armed with a falconers glove we were…read more

The bee project

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In the Rocket class we started working on life in a meadow. There are lot of little animals like insects, spiders oder snails who are either flying or crawling. Pupils learned to distinguish these animals by playing games. Afterwards we chose the bee as a very interesting animal and started our intensive work on learning about bees and their life and doing something for the bees. We learned about the bees body characteristics, about their special eyes, about the society inside their population and about their different tasks. We created…read more

The timeline age

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The primary school class with shared schooling has worked the time line of the ages. We have continued working through the conceptual map by asking the same question that the teachers did: What does it mean time? Different ideas emerged: prehistoric times, present-past-future, when we were babies … Among all the students we decided to work the timeline ages and we classify it into five sections: babies, children, adolescents, adults and old people. We made a brainstrom from each of the sections. Then we asked families to take pictures of families…read more

How do we measure our activities?

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In high school class with occupational skills, we have tried to measure our activities from clocks made by ourselves made from recycled materials. To relate it to the theme of the Elements, we have continued working through water and created a water clock that helped us to measure time in another way. It has been very interesting to know different ways to measure our activities.

The time

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In the elementary school we have created a mural with different activities, answering two questions: – How do we measure time? We have produced an analog clock, to work specific hours, two sand clocks of 20 seconds and 40 seconds that when we turn them we hope that the sand falls and then we play the bell, and we have made a calendar on the computer where we set the day in which we are and at the same time we treat the past. – How does the time pass?…read more