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SK Blueprint Mathematics and Art 13 - 16
CY Car painting Mathematics and Physics 12 - 15
UK Cooling cups Mathematics and Physics 13 - 14
CZ Criminology Mathematics and Statistic 14 - 16
AT De-icing Mathematics and Physics 13 - 14
CY Eating insects Mathematics and Biology 11 - 14
AT Ecology Mathematics and Ecology 13 - 14
LT Eyeglasses Mathematics and Physics 15 - 16
CZ Flow of Fluids Mathematics and Physics 12 - 15
LT Fruit juice Mathematics and Chemistry 15 - 16
AT Fuel requirements Mathematics and Physics 13 - 14
LT Fullrene Mathematics and Biology 15 - 16
SK Future map Mathematics and Geography 10 - 13
CY Global warming Mathematics and Physics 11 - 14
AT GPS Mathematics and Geography 16 - 17
UK Heart rate Mathematics and Biology 11 - 13
LT Heat transfer Mathematics and Physics 14 - 15
SK Human blood Mathematics and Biology 15 - 16
CY Natural gas reserves Mathematics and Physics 12 - 15
UK Osmosis Mathematics and Physics 14 - 16
CY Parking lot Mathematics and Physics 11 - 15
CZ Physics in the kitchen Mathematics and Physics 13 - 16
UK Rates of reaction Mathematics and Physics 14 - 16
CZ Solar oven Mathematics and Physics 14 - 16
AT Space flight Mathematics and Physics 16 - 17
UK Speed distance and time Mathematics and Physics 13 - 14
IT Temperature Mathematics and Physics 9 - 11
CZ Transport of damp Mathematics and Physics 15 - 16
SK Water from the other side Mathematics and Biology 5 - 6
SK Water or ice Mathematics and Chemistry 5 - 6
LT Water salinity Mathematics and Biology 14 - 15
IT Weight and volume Mathematics and Physics 7 - 9


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Materials originated by AT
Name: Aviation – Fuel requirements for aircraft
Description: Material consists of several work sheets where students are asked first to estimate, then (with additional data available) calculate the fuel requirements for a commercial aircraft. Aircraft fuel consumption is then compared with those of other means of transportation.

Name: Aviation – De-icing an aircraft
Description: The material starts with a work sheet where students have to estimate the wing area of an aircraft and calculate the weight of an ice or snow layer on these wings. The second work sheet deals with the chemical properties of de-icing fluids. A final sheet contains further questions about the de-icing process.

Name: Ecology – Energy from sun and wind
Description: Students are asked to give opinions about the possibility of covering the electric energy needs of their country by using photovoltaics or windmills. Two pairs of work sheet give data about windmills and photovoltaic cells and allow calculation of necessary number of cells or windmills. Advantages and disadvantages of these energy sources are discussed.

Name: GPS – find your way
Description: Three worksheets “basics”, “fit” and “fun”, to be used in group work, describe the basic principles of GPS, and the practical application of a GPS receiver in hiking (interpretation of data) and GeoCaching (coordinate systems).

Name: Space flight – Landing a Space Shuttle
Description: Four different work sheets allow the students to work on different physical and mathematical aspects of space flight, “temperature”, “time”, “insulation” and “speed”. The groups are required to cooperate with another group to find some of the answers.


Materials originated by UK
Name: Cooling cups
Description: An activity using basic equipment that is widely available. Pupils are asked to consider the movement of thermal energy and devise experiments to control and measure conduction, convection and radiation. Pupils are asked to record results, perform calculations and display their results graphically. Most suitable for 13 – 14 year olds.

Name: Speed distance and time
Description: An investigation, which encourages pupils to be hands on and gain an insight in Gravitational potential energy, velocity and kinetic energy. It also offers the pupils the opportunity to evaluate results and suggest improvements to the experiment. Pupils will gather and record results, perform calculations and display their work graphically. Extension activities provide more challenge to allow more able pupils to be stretched. Most suitable for 13 – 14 year olds.

Name: Osmosis
Description: An investigation ideal for collaborating between Mathematics and Science teachers. Pupils are encouraged to use standard equipment with skill and precision and gather results, organise them in tables and produce suitable graphs. More able pupils will be able to draw conclusions from results and suggest improvements to the experiment. Most suitable for 14 – 16 year olds.

Name: Rates of reaction
Description: A very interesting and hands on experiment developing a variety of skills and tasks, designed to produce data which may be analysed in a number of ways dependant on pupils abilities. This activity offers opportunities for Science and Mathematics teachers to challenge pupils and allows for the use of both IT and abstract theory. Most suitable for 14 – 16 year olds.

Name: Heart rate
Description: A fun experiment requiring very little in the way of equipment, but providing a fun way for children to gather, record, display and discuss data relating to their own bodies. Most suitable for 11 – 13 year olds.


Materials originated by SK
Name: Water from the other side
Description: Simple experiments with water are focused to exploration the first scientific exerience with water as the physics matter.

Name: Water or ice
Description: Simple experiments with water are focused to exploration the first scientific exerience with water as the physics matter.

Name: Mathematics in Human Blood
Description: Material contains several different activities for exploring and describing the human blood „mathematical“ parameters schare quantitative characteristics of human blood, relationship among blood types modeling, combinatorics in human blood types and in genetics.

Name: Geometry in Blue Print
Description: The material is inter-disciplinary linking mathematics with art and design. Two worksheets describe and practice chemistry and biology knowledge in context with blueprint textile manufacturing.

Name: Future map
Description: The outdoor activity, which takes a whole day to complete. It is a challenge for pupils to practice a range of content knowledge in mathematics and science and also some skill studied in the classroom.


Materials originated by IT
Name: Heat, Temperature and Energy
Description: Material contains several different activities for exploring Temperature, Heat and Energy. Laboratory activities are proposed in order to better understand the relation between these concepts.

Name: Weight and Volume
Description: The concepts of Volume and Weigh are often confused by students. The material reports some possible relevant activities in order to better clarify the differences between them starting from the first school grades.


Materials originated by CZ
Name: Criminology
Description: The main purpose of the topic is to learn how to idetify persons by human locomotion. Students prepare trasology traces and plantograms and calculate body heights and the locomotion speed.

Name: Physics in the kitchen
Description: Description of the energy label and how to calculate the efficiency of kitchen devices. Laboratory work - study of the efficiency of different types of cookers. Students calculate the costs of energy requirements for heating water.

Name: Flow of fluids
Description: Description of steady flow of an ideal fluid and the velocity profile of the water flow in a river. Students learn how to calculate the mass water flow rate. Laboratory work – measurement of the mass water flow rate in the river with simple experiment devices.

Name: Solar furnace
Description: Application of structural geometry (parabola) in physics. Main tasks of the activity is to built a solar parabolic cooker and study its properties. Instruction manual is given.

Name: Transport of damp in building materials
Description: The aim is to study properties of building materials according their ability to soak damp (water). Students provide basic measurements with bricks, wood, YTONG and compare their properties. This basic knowledge is used to plot a diagram of soaking and the change of weight in time. The discussion about capillary transport follow this measurements.


Materials originated by LT
Name: Water salinity research.
Description: Students by making experiment, investigate the dependence of electric current of the salt solution from the salt concentration. They make a few different percentage concentration of aqueous solutions and measure electrical current in each of them; draw graph of electrical current in salt solution dependence on salt concentration I = f(c%). Students are asked to make a conclusion about current strength dependence on NaCl concentration and about solution conductivity and mathematics dependence type of NaCl concentration. It is discussed whether always this process is linear and why deviations from the linear are possible when solution concentration is bigger.

Name: Water, contained in a clay jug, heat transfer.
Description: The experiment is carried out: the same amount of water and of the same temperature is pour into the two clay jugs; the first jug is in the environment, second – in the plastic bag. Students investigate heat the temperature and humidity changes in both jugs. Students are asked to make a conclusion about temperature changes in both jugs, to explain differences, to make a conclusion about humidity changes near both jugs, to explain differences.

Name: Nanotechnology: making a fullerene model.
Description: Activity is based on Fullerene – its discovery, mathematical and scientific structure, and its uses. The students are divided into groups of 2 or 3. Every group has a task, to make fullerene molecule’s model. They are asked to describe fullerene’s geometrical structure and parameters and answer questions on math and science. Then every group has a task to find and to systemize the information about fullerenes in a certain aspect. They are asked to present the collected information.

Name: Ascertainment of Vitamin C concentration in fruit juice.
Description: The experiment is carried out: students in groups of 2-3 carry out juice titration. In case class does not contain the necessary equipment and reagents, the teacher demonstrate researched juice titration. Students are asked to complete the activity work sheets: they are asked to record results, to fill in data table, according to equivalence law, to calculate vitamin C concentration. Students are asked to make a conclusion about vitamin C concentration in different fruit juice. They are asked to compare vitamin C concentration in freshly squeezed juice and in the juice from the trade center. With students the question is discussed, in what capacity of one or another juice is the day norm of vitamin C.

Name: Corrective eyeglasses.
Description: The experiment is carried out: students in groups of 2-3 carry out experiment. In case class does not contain the necessary equipment, the teacher demonstrates experiment. Students are asked to experimentally ascertain, which of the research eyeglasses are for correction of far-sightedness, and which – for near-sightedness; to measure refractive power and focal length of eyeglass lenses for correction of far-sightedness and for correction of near-sightedness. The students are asked to make a conclusion about how to experimentally determine what sight anomaly the eyeglasses are for, and how the image changes, changing the object‘s distance to the lens.


Materials originated by CY
Name: : Car painting.
Description: The key question addressed in this activity is related to the process of car painting. A car company production manager is concerned about the quality of the cars’ paint, since quite often customers complain about the quality and durability of the car paint. Are there any flaws in the car painting process? Students explore through various interdisciplinary activities the mathematics and science topics involved in the car painting process, and make decisions on car paint.

Name: Global warming.
Description: In this activity students explore various concepts from Physics and Mathematics to get an understanding of the global warming. Through the various tasks, students have opportunities to understand the complexity of the information related to Global Warming and use graphs and data to understand the impact of global warming on the environment.

Name: Eating insects.
Description: Students have opportunities to explore and calculate their overall footprint, and their food footprint. They are next introduced to the idea of healthy and balanced diet and food pyramid, and then explored the possibility of consuming insects as food. Students are expected to realize and reflect on their own assumptions and values, identify and analyze the quality of arguments.

Name: Natural Gas reserves.
Description: The key objective in this activity is to find ways to minimize the disadvantages of using Natural Gas, as to improve its use and to develop models, calculating when the natural gas reserves are going to be exhausted. Students explore through various interdisciplinary activities the mathematics and science topics involved in using natural gas.

Name: Parking lot.
Description: The key question addressed in this activity is ‘What is the best possible design for an underground parking facility?’ Students work in groups to answer the key question, while making sure their design is safe enough (provides enough space for cars), and can facilitate the maximum number of cars. Students will also estimate the requirements on ventilation.