ROCKSTAR – ENHANCING STEM EDUCATION BETWEEN COUNTRIES


The main objective of RockStar (acronym for «rocket» and «star») is to establish an annual exchange program between students from Canary Islands, Norway and Denmark.

This will be done through a coordinated project between high schools from the different countries, and three institutions dedicated to the dissemination of science and research: the Museum of Science and the Cosmos (MCC), the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC), both in Tenerife, and the National Center for Space related Education (NAROM), located in Andøya, Norway.

This program focus on astrophysics, space science and technology, and priories practical activities. The program will use the fantastic educational infrastructures located Tenerife (MCC and Teide Observatory) and Andøya. These complement very well offering an unique frame for developing educational projects based on active-inquiry learning by using the attractive astrophysics and space science fields as hook to get attention into STEM disciplines.

In this case, the activities planned for Tenerife will concentrate on astrophysics and technology (the Sun as star), and Andøya on space physics, climate and technology (the active Sun and its relation with the Earth). The great experience of these institutions in educational projects related to the objectives of RockStar guarantee a high quality program.

STUDENT TRAINING AT TENERIFE 2019

KICK-OFF MEETING AT ANDØYA

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES


We are very proud to be spearheading this project as it fits very well with our international focus and our commission to «be an attractive partner nationally and internationally in space-related education and set standards on how space-related education can be performed«, says Arne Hjalmar Hansen, President of NAROM

ACTIVITIES: OUR STAR, THE SUN


ACTIVITIES: THE SUN-EARTH RELATION


ACTIVITIES: ARE WE ALONE?


PROJECT TIMELINE


Erasmus+ is the EU program for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014 – 2020. The goal is to facilitate more mobility and a better European education system. RockStar has now been incorporated as a project within the Erasmus+ programme and was evaluated with a quality score of 84 points, well above the limit for getting projects granted, which is 60 points.

23/10/2018

RockStar Workshop at Tenerife, Spain

Working to align Norwegian and Spanish educational goals

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PHASE ONE – SPAIN

As part of the first phase, a delegation of four teachers from Norway have completed the first RockStar gathering.

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ROCKSTAR PARTNERS


Norway

  • Norwegian Center for Space Related Education (NAROM)
  • Nordland Regional Dept. of Education (Nfk)
  • Polarsirkelen vgs
  • Aust-Lofoten vgs

Spain

  • Institute of Astrophysics Canary Islands (IAC)
  • Museum of Science and the Cosmos (MCC)
  • Canary Islands Regional Dept. of Education
  • IES La Orotava
  • IES Adeje

Denmark

  • Nærum Gymnasium
  • Next Uddannelse/Vibenhus Gymnasium