Hi! We are a group of four students from Portugal. We are in our last secondary year and some of us are still not sure what will study next year. We think this project is gratifying and is a good opportunity to live new experiences and broad our horizons.
In October, our teacher informed us about this project and we chose the groups and the theme we prefered best.
During October: we started by thinking what kind of presentations would fit better our public and our goals. We came up with different ideas and activities like quizes or experiments in order to make our subject more appealing. Then, we imagined how our space would be. We have already some ideas but they can change anytime since we are not sure yet.
November: this month we started to search for experiments, we learned and tested them, it was a bit difficult but we asked for help in Chemistry class. We thought that experiments would easily call up the attention of people despite their age, so we really worked hard doing this. We took a while but we chose some that would fit our theme. Each of us looked for them and chose one, so we had 4 experiments. However we found them inapropriated and one of them failed... We had to think about something else and we did.
January: we decided to divide tasks since we dedicated this month to information, curiosities and learning the best and no boring way to teach our public about the "rocks". Ana searched information about the rock cycle, Patricia searched about tectonics, Lucas looked for interesting images and schematics that would decorate our space and also support our speech while Luísa gathered and organized all the information we collected as weel as she looked for fun curiosities to atract more people. Together, we found the best way to present it and make it interesting by sharing and discussing our opinions.
February: that was a hard month. We had almost everything planned for the space we had discussed about and how our presentation would go. But some changes ocorred and our space had to be modified since some materials we needed weren't within our range, so we thought about reusing the material our school considered trash and make it as more flashy as possible. There was also another problem, we had to rethink and readjust everyting because our presentation had now to take 8 minutes and not the 10 we were previously informed.
March: this was definitely the rush month. We arranged all the details and we set up our presentation space. We built and painted 2 walls of cardboard boxes to make it look like rocks, we decorated it all with images and informations related to our theme to call people's attention. We had a lot of people coming to see our exhibition whose age were between 4 and 80 years old, we passed trough difficult times trying to reach and captivate everyone.