The partnership will involve cooperation between schools from Iceland, Norway, Estonia, Poland, Italy and Greece. The project will focus on pupils activities in the area of math, science, art and technology to raise their awareness of the need for saving natural resources in Europe. Pupils will learn about differences between partner countries, their climate, resources, ways of producing energy and using it in their homes in the past and at present. They will observe and collect information about their countries and inform partners about it. After each activity the results will be presented in the form of a report on a project web-site and evaluation will be done by pupils. They will compare homes in all countries in the aspect of ecology and natural environment and be encouraged to use constructive critical thinking as far as our future is concerned.
In the second year of the project pupils in each partner school will design an ideal eco-friendly home and make a model of it, using their creativity and innovation. They will try to show elements of local folklore and use the knowledge about possible sources of energy. Teachers will observe different methods of teaching math and science and exchange ideas of how to improve them to enhance pupils interest in these subjects. The communication between pupils will take place in English and with the use of ICT so they will develop their competence in both areas. The final product will be a joint "SMArt homes in Europe" catalogue created from each countries? ideas for ideal home published both in electronic and printed form with photographs of the models and basic technical data. Another product will be a joint multi-lingual dictionary of elementary vocabulary and phrases of scientific research and architecture.