Balkan Contribution to Science

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Matthew Flynn Poston

Action Plan

During “downtime” I will need to visit homesteads of scientists, universities, museums, and other areas of interests. Take plenty of photos that instantly download to my classes Google Photos for easy retrieval by students. Google Photos will automatically sort photos into each countries album.
Possibly obtain literature or obtaining a photocopy of scientist’s notebooks, obtaining replicas of artifacts, newspapers, etc to share with students.

Pre-Departure Preparation

I will group students, allow them to choose one of the five countries (Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina) and research scientists and scientific advances from the one that they choose. Students will be able to create a Glogster, Animoto, Powtoon, Google Slide, brochure, collage, or something else of their choosing to demonstrate mastery/understanding. Photos of trip will be available for students to download, allowing their presentations to be more visibly appealing. Upon completion, a gallery walk (using technology/QR codes, or other methods) will allow students the opportunity to share their artifact with others and evaluate work.

Preparation During Travel

I will need to research and compile list of possible sites in or around the cities in which we will be visiting. For example, Croatian scientist during the 15th to19th centuries were known for their advancements in archeology, navigation, invention of the electric speedometer, and one of the earliest hydroelectric power plants. The 20th-21st centuries saw even more exciting discoveries and inventions. Including the invention of the mechanical pen (1906) and fountain pen (1907).