'The Mediterranean and its coastline education programme' gives to the teachers and students a series of activities that allow them to discover the Mediterranean like a physically confined space, with characterístics wich make it unique: its waters, its climate, its biological wealth and its historical legacy.
Find out the Mediterranean Sea
The name 'Mediterranean' comes from the Latin 'Medi Terraneum'. It means sea 'between lands', a name that perfectly describes the situation between the continents of Europe, Africa and Asia and it is attached to the Atlantic Ocean by the Strait of Gibraltar.
The video from eduCaixa El Mediterrani: un sistema vulnerable shows the Mediterranean Sea like a biological and cultural treasure, that is threatened by the human activity.
- Incorporate environmental knowledge as a basic element for the formation of students.
- Understand atmospheric phenomena and their relationship to the coastal climate.
- Understand the dynamics of the coastline and its influence on the evolution of the beach.
- Raise awareness of the need to protect the environment by promoting the conservation and appreciation of the environment.
- Show the SOCIB research task at the coastal zone.
The basic curriculum skills addressed in this project are the following:
The scientific and technological language used here is specialized language that contains terminology referring to oceanography, laboratory concepts, fieldwork, methods, and procedures. Understanding this terminology is one of the aims of the activity.
The procedures for researching and analysing the data provided by gliders require knowledge of how to interpret graphs and representations, and using mathematical models. Knowledge of and Interaction with the Physical World This skill involves students learning about scientific work, specifically the coastal research work carried out in the Balearic Islands.
Information Processing and Digital Skills
The website helps students work on procedures related to seeking and processing information.
Society and Citizenship
This project’s contribution involves giving relevance to the procedural contents of coastal research, emphasizing the role of science in society.
Arts and Culture
Observation, intuition, and creative skills are linked to science and the arts. These skills can be addressed in depth through hands-on activities related to the concepts at hand. Learning specific terminology broadens students’ cultural horizons, while their interest in their environment and closest physical surroundings also involves learning more about their own culture.
Learning to Learn
The ability to solve problems develops this basic skill. It puts students to the test, raising questions about their environment for which they will have to come up with well thought-out answers and share them with their fellow students.
Autonomy and Personal Initiative
Scientific activities reinforce problem-solving skills and the development of one’s own criteria.
This program is being implemented through lesson plans that aim to analyse and understand the dynamics of the beach as a place of constant evolution and change.
The different activities are will create interest and student motivation, arousing the curiosity of students to make it a fun experience that allows a meaningful learning. The student's book contains various types of activities and promotes active participation of scholars.