Teenage Statistics National Results

•More than 300 students from the 6 Comenius countries were asked 15 different questions about being a teenager in Europe.
•We have selected 10 questions.
•Here is a short presentation of the answers.

Job interview – Working in Europe

Job Interview

An overview of all the international exchanges




Childrens’ Rights


Treasure Hunt in Corfu

Using bottles instead of music instruments


Learning Syrtaki Dance

We teached in all students how to dance the famous Syrtaki dance.

Greek Syrtaki Dance


Powerpoint Presentation of our town and our school


We presented our town and our school in all other countries- partners.

Making Archimides’ Screw

The materials you need to build your own Archimedes Screw are:

A plastic bottle (the one in the book was a 2L bottle, but we used a water bottle)
A dowel (we used a pencil)
A tack

Cut off the bottom of the bottle, and cut a triangular hole in the top, like in the picture. (I hope you can see it okay.) You might want to sand any sharp edges, then wash off the bottle again.

Cut six cardstock circles (I might even do eight if I did this again), just big enough to fit inside the bottle. (I found a glass just smaller than my bottle and traced that for circles.

Cut a hole big enough for the dowel to fit through in the center of each circle. Cut a slit from the edge to the hole.


Glue (actually, I used tape, and that worked well) the circles together to form a spiral/screw. To do this, you need to attach one side of the cut of each circle to the opposite side on the next circle.


Push the dowel through the holes, and stretch out the spiral along its length. I found it was easiest to “stretch” it by running my finger in between all of the circles. Glue (tape) the ends of the spiral to the dowel.

Slide the screw into the bottle, and tack it to the lid. You should now be able to move popcorn, cereal, etc. from one bowl to a bowl at a higher level by turning the dowel. (The bottle shouldn’t turn – just the screw inside.)


It’s fun watching the screw scoop up cereal through the hole in the bottle and move it upward. We weren’t very successful in getting much of our cereal transferred to the higher bowl, and I’m not sure why, but we did get the general idea.

After we completed the experiment, we talked about how the screw is a simple machine and machines make work easier. I showed Beeper a picture of an Archimedes screw and explained to him that they were designed to move water up to higher ground.


I also had a picture of a regular screw (technically a bolt), our screw-powered nutcracker and a propeller. (These are a set of simple machine cards I’m making as we go. I’ll share them as soon as I’m done with them.) We talked about how those were all other ways a screw can be used. Later we identified a jar lid and a drill as screws too. (If we had a hand drill that would be a fun addition to the unit.)



Fashion Show in Corfu