1. About the project:
The overall objective of the Schools Tune Into Mars (STIM) project is to provide pedagogical materials with high-quality inspirational lessons related to planetology. The project’s materials are based on the latest developments in space research and pedagogy and meet teachers’ needs for opportunities in professional development, making use of particular scientific concepts in planetology and planetary seismology.
Schools Tune Into Mars (STIM) is a project that brings together a network of schools and organizations with an interest in space education and studies related to the planet Mars. Thus, STIM provides adequate guidance and underpins innovative activities that are developed in a co-constructive process between researchers and teachers.
2. Founding stakeholders
Schools Tune Into Mars was initiated as a multi-stakeholder project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. The STIM School Label is a joint initiative of Lycée International de Valbonne, France, European Schoolnet, Belgium. Asociación Española para la Enseñanza de las Ciencias de la Tierra, Spain. National Institute for Earth Physics, Romania.
Several complementary blocks of activities are developed as part of the STIM project, including:
Report on the integration of space mission results in STEM lessons: a programmatic document elaborated based on the STIM resources supported by a study aiming to assess the need and opportunity of STIM resources for teachers : https://insight.oca.eu/fr/insight-resources#report(link is external)
A pedagogical guide to support the use of resources from space missions in classrooms : https://insight.oca.eu/fr/insight-resources#pedagogical_guide(link is external)
A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled “bring Mars missions into the classroom” which provides online training to teachers in order to use innovative teaching materials related to Mars space missions in classrooms : https://insight.oca.eu/fr/stim-resources/8-categorie-fr/insight/562-scho...