Workshop 2013

O Planetário Calouste Gulbenkian e o NUCLIO – Núcleo Interativo de Astronomia assinalaram a Semana Mundial do Espaço 2013 e o Dia Internacional do Professor celebrando o primeiro workshop Science on Stage – Portugal.

No dia 5 de Outubro convidamos os professores para o evento nacional:
Science on Stage – Portugal
Formação para Professores no Planetário Calouste Gulbenkian
Das 10h00 às 19h00

The Planetarium Calouste Gulbenkian and NUCLIO (the Science on Stage National Steering Committee) organized a teacher training event on October 5th, 2013 at the Planetarium Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon.

On that day, different workshops from Germany and Portugal projects of the Science on Stage European Festival 2013 were presented.

The programme included different workshops Grasp the Solar System, The sky in your hands and How old is the Universe,  with lots of ideas and hands-on experiments to teach astronomy that you can easily take to your classroom to inspire your students!

Grasp the solar system – astronomy in primary school
946391_730302013653482_1415594133_nAstronomy, fascinating and incredible! We will show and explain how you can teach complex connections in astronomy with the simplest materials. The students can understand the solar system, Earth and Moon and feature the planets in a variety of experiments discovering the phenomena of the year seasons, lunar and solar eclipses, phases of the moon and day and night by constructing a tellurium. Even the necessary conditions for the ocean tides can be demonstrated and explained.
Science on Stage Festival 2013 | Germany | Ed. Christa Müller/Heidrun Boll

The sky in your hands – Astronomy for all!

1382367_730299263653757_738098151_n“The sky in your hands” is a project created in 2009, the International Year of Astronomy. Now this open source project goes inside the classroom using simple and inexpensive materials to teach astronomy and inspire teachers to plan inclusive activities with visually impaired students according to their age level, interest and curricula and to engage them in the discover of the wonders of astronomy.
Science on Stage Festival 2013 | Portugal | Ed. Isabel Borges/Lina Canas

How old is the Universe? A discovery based approach for school and planetarium.
1234053_729483753735308_1639468079_nA discovery based approach for school and planetarium. Inside classroom students may observe galaxies within a planetarium freeware, measure spectra and brightness of galaxies, determine their velocities and distances and develop experiment hands-on using inexpensive daily materials to calculate the age of the Universe. Science on
Stage Festival 2013 | Portugal | Ed. Hans-Otto Carmesin.

Classroom materials were provided to all participants during the workshops.

For science teachers from kindergarten to secondary (activities in English). See Programme here:

During that day the Science on Stage National Festival 2014 and Science on Stage London UK Festival 2015 were announced and all participants learnt how to become a European Science on Stage Teacher!

Some educational projects and Galileo Teacher Training Programme were presented.
Galileo Teacher Training Programme which is an international teacher training effort
coordinated by NUCLIO and some International Projects for Science Teaching, like “Hands-On Universe-Europe”, “Go-lab”, “Inspire Science Education”. “EU-HOU Radio – Connecting Classrooms to the Milky Way”, “Dark Sky Rangers” and “Open Discovery Space” among others.

There was also the opportunity to watch a planetarium show for schools and to observe the sun using a telescope.