L’opération « Science in schools » a remporté un franc succès !

Semaine dédiée à l’astronomie

Durant la semaine du 17 au 21 novembre 2014, Miles Hudson, spécialiste britannique de l’éducation en sciences physiques, a organisé pour les élèves de 9 établissements de Martinique, des ateliers d’astronomie. Plus de 200 élèves ont bénéficié de ces ateliers ludiques. SIS-Dillon7 L’atelier qui a eu le plus de succès a été la fabrication d’un télescope : des équipes de 2 à 3 élèves ont fabriqué des télescopes en essayant d’en construire un doté de la vision la plus nette  pour remporter l’épreuve. Astro-GrosMorne7 Les élèves se sont beaucoup impliqués, en calculant d’abord les focales des différentes lentilles et en choisissant les meilleures pour la fabrication de leurs télescopes. 14.11.19-SIS-Dillon 14.11.17-SIS-astro-GrosMorn Ils ont ensuite « fabriqué » leur télescope avec soin avec le matériel mis à disposition. 14.11.21-Acajou2 Astro-GrosMorne2 SIS-Dillon4 Les professeurs de langue ont aidé à la traduction de certains termes en anglais… et pas seulement! SIS-Dillon6Les professeurs de sciences (mathématiques et physiques) apportaient des précisions sur  les notions techniques… SIS-Dillon8 Chaque équipe gagnante a pu conserver son télescope. Acajou22 Les gagnantes du Collège Dillon 2 ont même été  interviewées par la radio. SIS-Dillon9

Interview du scientifique Miles Hudson :

1. Which are your impressions about the experience in Martinique?

Everyone made me very welcome, and I was very pleased with how helpful everybody was – it made my stay in Martinique easy and enjoyable.

2. Do you think that the pupils and/or teachers have difficulties to understand your instructions in English?

Generally, no. But the most important thing was that those who were willing to have a go and try out their English language skills actually found it much easier than those who were scared and tried to avoid it.

3. What do you think about the pupil’s attitude during your workshops?

In general, the students were excited and enthusiastic and because they were keen, they enjoyed it.

4. What do you think about the teachers’ attitude during your workshops?

Generally very helpful. Most schools had taken care to make sure that everything was well organised at their end, and I was very grateful that most schools had two or three teachers in the room to help out, either with translation, or simply to help the students get the most from the activities. In some schools I felt like a VIP!

5. What do you think about the DAREIC team organization? Have they been helpful to you? In which terms?

Excellent. The best thing for me was that the DAREIC chaperones were always willing to change their plans in order to help me more.

6. Which aspects could be improved if we organize a new “Science in schools” experience next year in Martinique?

I don’t think there was any aspect of the programme that was a problem for me. I’d prefer air conditioning, but I expect that in many cases the rooms in a school that will be air conditioned will not have some other important feature, like big desks, or a projector. No, I can’t think of any real suggestion.

Quelques interviews et photos de l’opération ici :

 

Et une émission webradio réalisée au collège Beauséjour : http://cms.ac-martinique.fr/discipline/anglais/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=895