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Today was a special day for us because we got to take a virtual field trip to Portugal's only ZOO. Our host, the zoo educator Diogo, showed us around the zoo while explaining about the animals and answering our questions. We got to see a tiger, a parrot, an elephant, flamingos, penguins and meerkats up close!
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On Friday, November 6th 2015, we had a skype interview with Gillian Bathmaker from Stuttgart, editor in Klett Pubishing.
Today my students had the chance to interview Aleksandar Berberić who works at MERCEDES as Performance engineer for Formula 1 engines - Hybrid Power Unit Race Optimisation. The students had many questions for him aboout his job, about the Formula 1 race cars and races. Take a look at the atmosphere from the interview here:
What an adventure we had today! Together with Ms. Arin Kress' class from Ohio, my 7th and 8th grade students had a chance to talk to Rachel Power, education specialist who works at NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.
This event drew a lot of media attention and apart from our local TV news, we were featured on Serbian National TV News.
Here are the questions that the students prepared:
1.) What school/college/university did you finish to be able to work at NASA? What degree(s) do you have?
2.) When did you know you wanted to work for NASA? Did someone influence your decision?
3.) Could you describe a usual day at work? What do you like most about your job?
4.) How do you use math in your job? (How do astronauts in space use math in their jobs?)
5.) What are the advantages and disadvantages of your job? Do you work weekends and during holidays?
6.) If you had the opportunity, would you go to space? Would you be scared even a little?
7.) What personality traits or qualities do you have to have to work at NASA?
8.) How can learning about space help humans on Earth?
9.) How many people are employed at Kennedy Space Center? What is your favorite part of the visitor complex? Why?
10.) What part of the complex do the visitors like the most - the 3D theater or the astronaut training simulator?
11.) How many people are monitoring the space shuttle launch from the control room?
12.) Is there an age limit to go into space? What physical tests do astronauts have to pass to be able to go into space?
13.) Could you describe what the visitors experience during the training simulation?
We had great fun yesterday talking to ocean explorer and aquatic filmmaker, Fabien Cousteau, who is currently living at Aquarius underwater lab, situated at the ocean floor at the depth of 20 meters, 14 km off the coast of Florida. To learn more about his Mission 31, check out the official web page : http://mission-31.com/about-mission-31/our-story/
Local newspapers announced our Skype interview with Mission 31 (in Serbian)
Today the 8th grade students had a chance to visit The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, USA. We connected via Skype, and if you are an educator wanting to give your students this amazing opportunity to see the Museum and learn from the curator, here is the link to the Museum website.
Today some of the 5th graders and a few of the 7th graders had a chance to learn about The Yellowstone National Park from Ranger Mike who was our guest via Skype. I found out about this amazing opportunity here : https://education.skype.com/projects/2237-yellowstone-national-park-rangers-can-skype-with-classrooms
We learned about the geology of the oldest National Park in the world, its geysers and hot springs, about the wildlife living there - bears, bison, elk, wolves and the final part of our lesson was dedicated to Vocational orientation - the 7th graders interviewed Ranger Mike about his job.
Did you know that the half of world's geysers are in Yellowstone National Park? This is OLD FAITHFUL geyser which got its name because it is the most predictable one, erupting 40 meters high every 91 minutes.
photo source: http://www.rmi-realamerica.com/sites/default/files/styles/xxl/public/grand_old_faithful18.jpg?itok=cFnzirQN