Welcome to the wiki used to prepare our KA2 application
- 1 Short summary of the project Pocket Science Laboratory
- 2 Official document about KA2 programme
- 3 Actions scheduled by partners of the project (wiki format)
- 4 Time schedule of the project Pocket Science Laboratory
- 4.1 Links to other presentations of the project Pocket Science Laboratory
- 4.2 Raising the partnership, defining the project's outlines
- 4.3 Creating a prototype of software bundle for project PSL
- 4.4 Wanted features for the blog system "Visit My Lab"
- 4.5 Training our teams
- 4.6 Training students in every partner school
- 4.7 Publishing original experimental realizations
- 4.8 The challenge VML
- 4.9 Opening the project to a larger public
- 5 Examples of experiments for Visit My Lab
- 5.1 Harmonic motion
- 5.2 A conductimeter
- 5.3 An automated burette
- 5.4 Measuring concentrations of chemicals by photometry
- 5.5 Lighting a matchstick with a light
- 5.6 volcanic eruption
- 5.7 turning water with salt into an electrical wire
- 5.8 Peltier module
- 5.9 Reaction between water, pepper and washing up liquid
- 5.10 NI3
- 6 Getting started with Mediawiki
- 7 Footnotes
Short summary of the project Pocket Science Laboratory
It is an international project, there may be many common languages used; probably English will be the most common language.
Mathematics/Science teachers, and some of their students, will be trained to use ExpEYES boxes to design low-cost computerized experiments. Training will be an opportunity for international visits.
In every partner institution, with the help of their science teachers, a few dozens of students will publish "scientific articles", based on locally designed experiments.
When the experiments are correctly designed, they can be remotely controlled by visitors trough Internet. Each remote controlled experiment is also watched by a webcam to stream live images out.
"Scientific articles" published in that fashion will be evaluated by peers. This evaluation will be an opportunity for exchanges in various languages.
Official document about KA2 programme
Download the official guide, Media:erasmus-plus-programme-guide_en.pdf, keep it under your pillow.
Ozhan wrote that most relevant pages for partners are:
- pp. 55-60
- pp. 93-129
- pp. 240-249
Defining our project, data to fill the official form
This wiki link is for data which are better collected in a page with history, than sent by e-mails.
- KA2 application form <-- click there to edit some parts of the form in a collaborative way.
Actions scheduled by partners of the project (wiki format)
Here are proposed actions, as exchanged through our mailing list
- Actions scheduled by ISIS "Europa"
- Actions scheduled by lycée Jean Bart (Dunkerque, France)
- more to come ...
Time schedule of the project Pocket Science Laboratory
Links to other presentations of the project Pocket Science Laboratory
- http://new-twinspace.etwinning.net/web/p104006/welcome is our Twinspace: it features a few pubic pages, and gives more insight for logged users;
- the blog of our Twinspace:this one is open to the public;
- http://www.etwinning.net/fr/pub/index.htm is the official eTwinning website. It is localized for your own language. You need tohave an account there to get all of its features.
Please consider forwarding the invitation page of this project to people which can be interested.
Raising the partnership, defining the project's outlines
In November 2014, the project Pocket Science Labortory, as visible at etwinning.net's public map of the project, gathers 8 partners:
|Capa Anatolian Teacher Training High School (Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey)||Ozhan Fenerci||founding member|
|Lycée Jean Bart (Dunkerque,France)||Georges Khaznadar||founding member|
|ISIS "Europa" (Pomigliano D'Arco (NA), Italy)||Stefania Bellezza||* website|
|IES Nueve Valles (Puente San Miguel, Spain)||Ángel Toca||* website|
|Escola Artística Soares dos Reis (Porto, Portugal)||Carla Isabel Ribeiro||* website|
|Escola Secundária D.Dinis (Santo Tirso, Portugal)||Isabel Maria de Lima Fernandes||*website (history)|
|ΤΕΕ Ειδικής Αγωγής Α΄ Βαθμίδας & Ειδικό ΕΠΑΛ Σερρών (Σέρρες, Greece)||NIKOLAOS NERANTZIS|
|1o ΓΕΝΙΚΟ ΛΥΚΕΙΟ ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΟΥ - ΚΑΠΕΤΑΝΑΚΕΙΟ (ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΟ, Greece)||ΕΛΕΝΗ ΚΟΡΑΚΑΚΗ||* webpage|
The partners above have been added to the project list maintained inside Etwinning's website, which means that their profile has been linked.
Due to technical restrictions , we migrate part of our communication outside Etwinning's engine.
At any time, "officially recorded" partners, future partners, can exchange information thanks to the mailing list email@example.com. Anybody can send an e-mail to this mailing list, e-mails from non-members are moderated.
During the months before the submission of the project (deadline = April 2015), partners work together to define the oulines of the project, which become more precise with time.
Creating a prototype of software bundle for project PSL
Already existing software pieces are:
- free/libre drivers and measurement software for ExpEYES-Jr, in Python language, and many examples of programs dedicated to one category of experiments;
- specialized web server which can drive an ExpEYES-Jr box connected to the local machine, and examples of its usage;
- specialized web server which can provide images from a webcam connected to the localmachine, and examples of its usage;
- CMS, Content Management Systems, coming with free/libre licenses, already featuring blog generators, and examplesof their usage.
A development work is necessary to make a bundle with those components, in order to make possible the blog system "Visit My Lab"
Wanted features for the blog system "Visit My Lab"
When you browse one page of "Visit My Lab', you can
- read a text (with some illustrations), authored by some person;
- watch an image regularly refreshed by a webcam; typically,the image of an active experiment;
- drive remotely the experiment.
Training our teams
Intense Study Programme: these are meetings of partners from a few countries, designed to share friendly new practices, and train each other in order to reach the project's goals.
Training students in every partner school
Training students is a two-level process:
- First, students are taught basic methods to use their measurement box. There is nothing new about their scientific knowledge, they are just invited to realize small experiments related to this knowledge, and record measurements with their newhardware.
- Secondly, students are taught to write a scientific report and feed it into a blog generator, connect their experiment to the blog structure by using suitable widgets (forms to input parametersof the experiment, and a "RUN" button), use a webcam and organize light sources to capture images of their experiment.
Publishing original experimental realizations
Each team of students is regularly given as an assignment, to design an original experiment, possibly with an attracting aspect.
Experiments are published inside the blog generator "Visit My Lab"; students are trained to perform peer reviews and score other team's publications.
The challenge VML
VML is for "Visit My Lab". In April 2016, selected contents of local blog generators "Visit My Lab" will be aggregated, to make easier to visitors to access each of them.
Each team which participates to this challenge will :
- visit remote "laboratories" of other teams, and run remotely their experiments
- contribute to the translation of the blog's contents totheir national language (first translation, proof reading, etc.)
- send suggestions to other teams
- publish scores about others' "laboratories", a write a rationale for this score (the justifications will be available for members of the adult jury only)
Opening the project to a larger public
In June 2016, the structure will become open to newcomers, so they can participate to next year's publications and contest.
This project will be also tested in other contexts during summer 2016:
- students which cannot go to school (for example students in hospitals, etc.)
- teams organized by non-governmental education organizations
Examples of experiments for Visit My Lab
This experiment is inspired by Carla Ribeiro's article on this subsect. Visit the original article here.
Please follow this link to the page Harmonic motion.
Please follow this link to read a discussion about making a conductimeter electrode for ExpEYES-Jr.
An automated burette
Work in progress: visit the link "Designing the automated burette".
Measuring concentrations of chemicals by photometry
Work in progress: visit the link "Oscillating chemical reactions"
Lighting a matchstick with a light
work in progress:visit the link Lighting a matchstick with a light
work in progress: visit the link volcanic eruption
turning water with salt into an electrical wire
work in progress: visit the link turning water with salt into an electrical wire
work in progress: visit the link Peltier module
Reaction between water, pepper and washing up liquid
work in progress: visit the link Reaction between water, pepper and washing up liquid
work in progress: visit the link NI3
Getting started with Mediawiki
- Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.
- MediaWiki FAQ
- Writing a new page in the wiki: choose English please; if you are a native English writer, please check the pages authored by other people,your corrections will be appreciated.
- HOWTO translate wiki pages in my language
- Statistics of translated pages
News for year 2015
Every student team has changed ...
- The map of partners is updated on etwinning's website on a regular basis; however geographic coodinates of the partners are unaccurate. The list of partners near the map is correct.
- Wishlist for the website etwinning.net:
- exchanging messages of arbitrary length (Etwinning messages are limited to 4000 chars)
- exchanging attached contents
- managing an archive of messages which can be browsed by newcomers in the project, ordered by date and by thread
- managing easily translations, at least from English to other languages