I Love My Sun
Space weather, especially the Sun, is the focus point of this outreach event. The main objective is to pose the question, how do school children (age group 7-11 years old) who come from different backgrounds, schools perceive the Sun. The children, before and after an introductary lecture, are asked to express themselves by drawing the Sun and the Sun-Earth relation.
In particular, "I Love My Sun-1" was conducted in 2008 and Nov. 2009 as a national project in Turkey. Two schools were chosen in Ankara representing two different social backgrounds. The children’s drawings were exhibited at art galleries (e.g. Armoni Art Gallery) and schools. Public media (press, radio, TV) were invited to observe the whole activity.
The curent "I Love My Sun-2" event is based on Prof. Yurdanur Tulunay's proposed COST ES0803 Working Group 3 (WG3) Action for "SG3.4 General public outreach to the non-specialist" and is an European outreach activity. The main objectives of the "I Love My Sun-2" event are:
Since then the current "I Love My Sun" initiative has been in operation, now known as "I Love My Sun-3", in which a spatial parameter has been added, meaning the initiative has gone European. For more background information ["I Love My Sun-2" (PPT file, 5.89 MB)," I Love My Sun-3" (PPT file, 38.70 MB) , Gallery (PPT file, 32.22 MB)].
Instructions for organising a "I Love My Sun" event are listed in the below "Action Plan". If you are interested in organising a "I Love My Sun" local event(s) can you please contact Yurdanur Tulunay [ ytulunay AT ae.metu.edu.tr ] and Norma Crosby [norma.crosby AT oma.be].
AIMS OF SCHOOL VISIT:
PRIOR TO SCHOOL VISIT:
At the beginning of each school visit the following information should be gathered regarding each student: name, age, sex (F/M), has the student already been given a lecture / seen a movie / read a book about the Sun? Please have the teacher fill in the Class Information document prior to the event.
AFTER SCHOOL VISIT:
When you have returned from your school visit the following documents should be prepared:
[1.] ELECTRONIC VERSIONS OF DRAWINGS
[5.] Presentation(s) given by you during the school visit(s).
PLEASE UPLOAD THE [1.]-[5. ] files using the following FTP directions:
Connect to ftp://ftp-ae.oma.be/incoming
When you have done this please inform Norma Crosby by email [norma.crosby AT oma.be].