The following table presents an indicative list of activities of the SEAA Comenius 1 Project for the period of the 2nd year (2006-07), as it was written at the project calendar in the submitted proposal.

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September 2006

All schools to send relevant diary dates, information on teachers, classes and groups of children to be directly involved in the project and any other information which may be of interest or useful to all other participating schools. All partners inform members of teaching staff, pupils, parents and local community about the beginning of the second year of the project, discuss and consider their possible involvement in its project work and activities.


October 2006

All partners revise the activities conducted in the previous year and make plans for this year. Discuss local tales, legends and mythologies about the Sun and combine them with arts, drama and theatre. All partners prepare and propose lists of project work and activities to be discussed during the third project meeting, which will be held at the Colexio de Educación Infantil e Primaria Froebel, Galicia, Pontevedra, Spain, in the middle of October 2006. Attempt to establish and “e-twinning network” amongst partners and use the “TwinSpace” provided for communication and exchange of project work.


[from Greece to Spain]

(Discuss ideas and set up activities to be followed in the coming months)

November 2006

All schools set up partner classes and/or groups of pupils participating in the activities of the project. Investigate the Sun and the Solar system and end up with a model, which can be set up in the school yard. Discuss the topic “Solar energy for life” and construct a small greenhouse out of PVC tubes and plastic glazing for plant experimentation. Discuss the application of passive solar systems in local and international architecture for a sustainable and efficient home living with low energy demands.


December 2006

All schools deal with the topic of solar dehydrated foods and construct a simple solar dehydrator out of two boxes (collector & dryer) and plastic glazing to be tested when weather conditions permit it. Pen pals exchange Christmas cards and small pieces of craft or drawings with “the Sun” and/or “solar energy” as a topic.


January 2007

All schools discuss in classes and groups of children issues about energy crisis, renewable and non-renewable sources of energy at local and international level. Discuss active and passive solar systems as well as photovoltaic systems and their potential in sustainable development and energy future.


February 2007

All schools discuss solar energy applications further and undertake project work, which can include the construction of solar water heaters, solar cookers and solar toys to be prepared for the 2nd science fair of the project. Discuss the potential of active solar energy systems and construct a solar water heater with plastic bottles and rubber tubes in a serpentine arrangement and/or a classic water heater with vertical and horizontal tubing arrangements and test them in practice


March 2007

All schools discuss and judge the potential and difficulties of solar cookers and construct a box cooker with 4 reflectors or a funnel box cooker and/or a couple of designs with open panel solar cookers and test them in practice. The pupils are encouraged to exchange data and information with their pen pals. Teachers are requested to prepare a list of solar energy projects for the science fair to be discussed during the 4th project meeting in April 2007.


April 2007

All partners reconsider photovoltaic cells as energy converters (solar to electric) and make toys which can actually work with solar cells and motors (e.g. boats, cars, cranes, lifts, pumps and other toys). All school partners meet at the Scuola Secondaria di 1° Grado C.B. Cavour, Catania, Cicely in Italy in the end of April 2007 to discuss and evaluate the project activities so far and plan ahead the organisation of the 2nd project science fair in each school. Upon their return back to schools, teachers are expected to supervise the remaining phases of the solar energy projects to be presented in the science fair.


[from Greece to Italy]

(Solar energy projects discussion and planning of the 2nd science fair)

May 2007

All schools work on the solar energy projects and prepare the set up of the science fair. Pupils exchange ideas and information with fellow pupils in the project countries and the coordinating school provides advice and hints for the development of solar energy projects and constructions.


June 2007

During the first week of June 2007 the 2nd science fair on solar energy will be conducted in each school and video snapshots and/or photos will be exchanged and put up on the web site of the project. Each partner school will prepare a short report, collect some relevant material and send them to the coordinating school to join them together and produce a final report of the 2nd year of the project, which will be sent back to the partner schools, collaborating institutions and national agents.


Ongoing Activities

Send and exchange any work produced by pupils and teachers that would be of interest to other schools and partners.

Send photos, video tapes, creative activities etc. that take place throughout the year, in order to be uploaded on the web site (cf. URL: < >) and shared with all partners.

Information on relevant school trips and/or visits.