Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ana's Badge

Hi everyone!

I have achieved my badge once I have finished my ICT course. Here you can see it!

Best regards,

Ana Gutiérrez Conejero

Hey guys!

Hooray! This is Mario  telling you  proudly that I received the ICT Primary Bilingual Teacher Badge! check it out!

Monday, April 28, 2014

MARIA Professional Badges

Hello everybody,

Here you can see the Badge I have won during my master course. I am very happy and I want to share with you.

I hope you enjoy with it..... Thank you!

Without your support it had not been possible!

Best regards,

María Bautista Fernández

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Virtual Round Table Web Conference

Hello everyone! This weekend we had the opportunity to attend to one of the most important and recognised Web Conferences worldwide: The Virtual Round Table Web Conference.

We want you to know about it! The idea was thought by our ICT teacher Mª Jesús but we want to thanks every of the members and organizers of the Conference as well.

We had to present our E-project and shared it with the world! Teachers and  people involved in  the Education field from all over the world were prepared to hear us, so...we choose a co-presenter member of the team in order to show and explain our e-project.

The member chosen was our beautiful Ana and she had to be online with her Webcam speaking and explaining the project during 5-10 minutes! Then, other mates in our ICT module of the masters course had the turn to speak as well.

During the broadcast of our class, there were some difficulties because of the internet connection, Pablo Almansa and Billy Joel Ramos (two of our classmates) lost their connection but they could explained their e-project properly at the end.

Meanwhile, Mario and Maria had to write and comment all what Ana was saying by our Twitters accounts and the Science project account too.

If you want to take a look the comments and tweets you only have to follow us and read them!

and the account of our project that you already know! (@BreakingScience)

The hashtags used were: #ictclil_urjc and #vrtwebcon

We are very proud of our project, experiments, podcast, news, ideas, etc....

But we are also proud of the support received for all of you...On one hand, students of Primary Education who did the experiments and participated with us through the blog and on the other hand, teachers and educators. Thanks a lot!

Finally, special thanks to our ICT teacher, Mª Jesus... without your help anything had been possible!
You can also follow her on twitter she is a great tweep and has a lot of followers!

We are in touch, see you soon and have a nice Sunday.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Proposals, apps, tools and multimedia content

Hello kids! Today we are going to show you some apps and tools we have found for you.

Hello teachers! As you have read, you can also see the multimedia content in order to take information for your future lessons or activitites.

We hope you enjoy with our ideas!

Have a nice Easter's holiday and break the science...


The tool we use in this activity is Blendspace. It is a project about the Seed Germination

Blendspace, is one of our new favorite presentation platform, this makes presentations incrementally more engaging!

Participants will need to login to participate in a presentation, but fear not!  You can use your Google Account to login.

You can choose varied layouts, be colorful and sequence your presentation the way you want it!  Here's what's awesome about the layout:  Not only can the participant play the slideshow in the order you sequence, they can also from the layout view, choose their own order.


The rubric that teachers can use in order to assess their students in this activity is the following one:


This activity is called "How does a tornado form"? The task has to be done in pairwork. The children will do step by step the different slides. They can look for the information when is needed in the Internet (for example, in the case of searching what are the most frequent places where a tornado occurs).

The  instructions are given through voice comments. Voicethread is a tool you can store as a iPhone or Android app. Also, it allows you combinationing visual and recorded media which is perfect for creating multimedia presentations in a relatively short time frame using simple tools. It also prompts students to think carefully about what they are going to say before recording themselves These are the main characterisitics of the VoiceThread. It is only an example how you as teacher can use this tool. The objective is that the children will make a VoiceThread themselves with the guidance of the teacher. It is easy to use, and the pupils find it motivating because they have to record their voices.



The app we have used is Voxopop. It is a useful tool for creating oral debates where students can develop opinion by debates with mates and teachers. We have created a talkgroup with the name of "Breaking Science Group" and you can discuss about our next project: Earth's Day.

The rubric teacher can use is the next one:


Pinterest is a fantastic tool where everybody can "Pin" whatever you want. You can use it properly where you create folders or spaces with different information, pics, videos, etc. Students can research and add if they want!Use it and enjoy!

The model of an assessment for students is this one:


In this activity the kids will answer to a test about the countries in Europe, a regular test usually made with a worksheet but this time we use the ICT adventages. This way, the activity is more attractive for the students. This test appears on the Spanish test CDI and this contents are quite important.
To solve the activity they have to press 'start' and the timer will start and they will have to press the dot related to the country appearing on the screen.

Countries activity -



This activity is done to review some contents they have acquired. It is an alternative way to check the unit knowledge using ICT. The pupil will answer with YES or NO if the affirmation is true or not.

Quiz activity -


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Density experiment

Hello everyone!

You can see here our next new experiment!

Remember to answer the following question...why it happens?

Have a nice weekend......see you soon

Friday, April 04, 2014

New experiment is coming...

Collaborative presentation

Hi mates!

This is our first collaborative presentation. It was made by Google Drive.
This tool lets you send large files to your colleagues, clients and friends directly from your Gmail account. Moreover, it has its own mobile application which gives you access to your files on your iPhone or smartphone, no matter where you are!
Also, Google Drive allows users to open various types of files. It is pretty good that Google Drive and Google Docs are complementary programs. Google Docs lets you create documents, spreadsheets and presentations online, and work simultaneously with partners or colleagues on a same document. Changes appear in real time and are saved for thirty days, which makes it possible for you to view earlier versions of your documents. Google Docs also allows you to add certain access privileges to your files and determine who can view, edit or comment a shared document.

The program is free!

We decided to download the document as PDF file. Later on, in order to create a embed code to share the work with all of you, we create an account on SlideShare.  Good online tool where you can share your own work by labelling and visualize other presentations.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Make the Science fun!

Are you running out of ideas about how the science subject can be taught?

Are you thinking about how can you link ICT and Science?

We got the solution: to show you different ICT activities and resources you can work with. Just clicking in it.

Seed Germination Experiment | Fun Science Experiments for kids

Studyladder, online english literacy & mathematics. Kids activity games, worksheets and lesson plans.

Brain POP

Animal Classification 

Body Systems



Earth, Moon, and Sun



BBC - Schools Science Clips - Helping plants grow well


QUIZZES! Time to test your students' knowledge

1. Human Body

Human Body Quiz - Questions & Answers, Anatomy, Heart, Brain, Bones, Eye, Test
2. Planets

Planet Quiz for Kids - Questions & Answers, Fun Trivia

Animal Quiz - Questions & Answers, Fun Trivia for Kids, Cat, Tiger, Shark, Lion, Snake

4.  Earth Word Search
Earth Word Search for Kids - Free Printable Word Find Puzzle Game Worksheet

DEEP SEA STRANGES. Animals which live in the deep ocean...
Deep Sea Strangers: Fascinating and bizarre creatures from the ocean's depths

Sheppard Software's Life-Cycles: Learn about different animal life-cycles

cell menu

Monday, March 31, 2014

Wish it, dream it!!!

Hey guys!

Start your week with happiness and work hard

See you soon!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

This is our first contact with teachers who are interested in our e-Project. We are going to work hard with them!

Thanks for your support!

In this second podcast we are answering Carlos G. He sent us a podcast saying he enjoyed a lot when he visited our blog.

Thank you Carlos. Stay you all tuned...

Amazing Science images

Sunday, March 23, 2014

An audio - message by Carlos G.

Carlos G. is a Primary CLIL learner who has something to say to Breaking Science after having visited the blog and listened to the first podcast of the e-project.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Movie Trailer about our first experiment

Hi everyone!

This is our first movie trailer. It is about an experiment  called " Fizzy Balloon" which a chemical reaction takes place. The materials you need to carry out it are: baking soda, vinegar, a balloon and a medium-sized bottle.

Lesson objective:
The children will understand that some things in our world work in a predictable way. They will learn that mixing baking soda and vinegar will always have the same result.

In these three experiments your children will observe the chemical reaction of baking soda and vinegar and predict an outcome.

  • Why do you think is a chemical reaction? 
  • Why is the balloon inflated?
  • What is it inside the balloon?
  • Can you see bubbles in the bottle when you mix vinegar & baking soda?
  • How do you think you can make more bubbles?

Monday, March 17, 2014


How are you?

This is the podcast we have made for Blogmaniacos. We ask them some questions about ICT tools, what they like most concerning Science subject and so on.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A pic of us!

Hey Science-breakers!

Here you got a pic of the three components of the group. So,  it can be said that you practically know a little bit of us.

Ana, María and Mario.

Monday, March 10, 2014

ICT pages

Good afternoon!

We  will be often posting different as well as interesting links or sites we consider as essential in order to build a great e-Project regarding Science.

We find this video really interesting.It is about the journey of the butterfly!

Journey of the Butterfly from LSBU Education Department on Vimeo.


Thursday, March 06, 2014

Let's take a look at the webmixes!

Hi buddies!

How are you?

Today you can see our webmixes. Probably you'll say..what is that? Well, a webmix is a ICT tool we haven't known before.

A webmix is a personal learning environment (PLE), a virtual desktop where you can keep all those links that seem interesting to us or are useful for our work or for study. Let it be the student himself or herself who takes the  control of the learning situation.

As a didactic use: each student can create and save their own symbaloo links that have been useful to perform schoolwork, can even organize them by subject or learning areas.

Another option could be the creation by a webmix with those tools, websites or on-line resources that seem interesting and useful to their subject and to use homepage on the school computers or part of the school website.

Being able to share the teacher or the students themselves can add those links or tools that look interesting to them or they use to carry out the tasks and that all the pupils can use them.

Each of us we have created one which compiles interesting links, online tools, resources you can use in a bilingual classroom, concretely concerning science lesson.

Mario's webmix
Maria's webmix
Ana's webmix

Best regards, and remember...BREAKING THE SCIENCE!!

Wednesday, March 05, 2014


Creative Commons Licence for your Project

Well, as you know you can not just grabbing within Internet images, docs or whatever. All the items you used either to modifiy or to use it, you must take a loook at the license.

We have chosen this licence which allows others to share any adapations of the eproject will be created by us as long as they share alike. However, it doesn't allow commnercial use.

Licencia de Creative Commons

By Ana, Mario and María.

Can you help us to decide what logo to use?

Hi buddies!

Since we 're in the process of creating a e-project about Science, we have thought about different formats and images, logo maker,etc.

Here you can see the possible logos, all of them including suitable licenses.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Our introduction in 3 steps

 We 're going to introduce us in three steps.

First of all, we got Mario s brief introduction:

Secondly , it is the Ana's Story. You have just to click the following link:

At last, it is the Maria's story.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hello everybody,

We are María, Ana and Mario. We are students from a master course called  "Enseñanza Bilingüe en Centros Educativos de Educación Primaria e Inmersión en Lengua Inglesa".  It is based on the importance of bilingual & English teaching in the primary school.

Specifically we are going to focus on the ICT skills in primary levels related to Science subject.

We hope you like this Project a lot since we are going to have fun by making it as well.
You can feel free to  comment whatever and whenever you want to.