Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Greetings from Romania

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Scoala "Liviu Rebreanu" Mioveni, Arges, Romania

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Monday, 22 December 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the 2°E - Marconi (Pescara - Italy)

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Thursday, 18 December 2008

DO you LIKE Science?

General information
a. Age (circle)6–11 12–15 16–20 20–30 30–50 over 50
b. Gender
c. Occupation

1. What is science?
2. Do you like science? Why or why not?
3. How do you think the daily work of a scientist is?
4. What is a scientific theory? Give an example.
5. Does the sun revolve around the Earth?
6. What is a scientific law? Give an example.
7. What is the difference between astronomy and astrology?
8. What is evolution?
9. Why is evolution called a theory?
10. Do you know why an object falls?
11. Do you know why the stars shine?
12. Do you know why eartquakes happen?

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Wath's the mean of PISA?
PISA 2006 Science Competencies for Tomorrow's World
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an internationally standardised assessment that was jointly developed by participating countries and administered to15-year-olds in schools.
The survey was implemented in 43 countries in the 1st assessment in 2000, in 41 countries in the 2nd assessment in 2003, in 57 countries in the 3rd assessment in 2006 and 62 countries have signed up to participate in the 4th assessment in 2009.
Tests are typically administered to between 4,500 and 10,000 students in each country.
Finland, with an average of 563 score points, was the highest-performing country on the PISA 2006 science scale.
Six other high-scoring countries had mean scores of 530 to 542 points: Canada, Japan and New Zealand and the partner countries/economies Hong Kong-China, Chinese Taipei and Estonia. Australia, the Netherlands, Korea, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and Ireland, and the partner countries/economies Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Macao-China also scored above the OECD average of 500 score points.
On average across OECD countries, 1.3% of 15-year-olds reached Level 6 of the PISA 2006 science scale, the highest proficiency level. These students could consistently identify, explain and apply scientific knowledge, and knowledge about science, in a variety of complex life situations. In New Zealand and Finland this figure was at least 3.9%, three times the OECD average. In the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan and Canada, as well as the partner countries/economies Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Hong Kong-China, between 2 and 3% reached Level 6.
Watch the video: OECD/PISA - An overview of progress so far
This 3-minute video explains what the OECD/PISA programme is and progress made so far. Available in English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese.