Tibidabo teaches and entertains at the same time

The Tibidabo Amusement Park presents the Didactic Activity Science, Technology and Environment around Tibidabo, which offers the possibility for school groups to study complex concepts and see their practical application riding the attractions.


 
In this morning activity, the students will receive a dossier with the scientific and technological explanations related to each of the attractions. Their job, apart from having fun and learning, will be to answer the different questions that are found in the dossier. At all times, they will be accompanied by instructors who will help them complete the tasks and clarify the concepts learned.


 
The educational activities are aimed at all educational centres in Catalonia and cover the following courses:

  • P5
  • Initial cycle of primary school
  • Middle school cycle
  • Upper primary school cycle
  • ESO (from 1st to 4th)
  • Batxillerat (scientific-technological, artistic and social-humanistic modality)

The registration period for the Educational Activities for the 2022-2023 academic year is closed. If you were one of the first schools to register on the form and got a place, you will receive (if you have not already received it) the activity reservation. If you do not receive this confirmation in the coming weeks, it will mean that, unfortunately, you have not obtained a place.

Check out the calendar here.

 

The sessions will take place:

  • From September 13th to October 6th (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
  • From October 18 to November 30 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
  • From March 14 to March 30 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
  • From April 12 to June 8 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
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The schedule for the Educational Activities will be from 10 h to 13.30 h.

Except on the 1st of November.

7 €/person*.

The price includes the ascent and descent to the Park with the Funicular of Tibidabo (from Plaça Doctor Andreu), which will open exclusively for school groups.

*Minimum 15 students.

Through the educational activity Ciència, tecnologia i medi ambient a l’entorn del Tibidabo [Science, Technology and the Environment in Tibidabo], school groups get the chance to study the least student-friendly concepts of science, technology and the environment with the help of a study pack produced by the park itself,which combines theory with practice actually on the rides.

 

During the morning, with the help of the instructors, the students answer the questions in the pack that are related to their curriculum and are suitable for their level.

 

When they have finished, they go on the ride to check the resulting calculations and the physical and environmental effects of it, previously explained and discussed with the instructor.

The educational activities are aimed at all educational centers of Catalonia, since the exercises carried out by the students during the activity are designed according to the Catalan educational system and adapted to the appropriate level.

 

  • P5
  • First cycle, primary education
  • Middle cycle, primary education
  • Upper cycle, primary education
  • ESO [Compulsory Secondary Education] (Years 1 to 4)
  • Baccalaureate (Sciences and Technology, Art, and Social Sciences and Humanities branches)

The Science, Technology and the Environment in Tibidabo educational activities work on the following competencies:

  • Language competence
  • Mathematical competence
  • Learning competence
  • Knowledge and interaction competence in the physical and environmental world
  • Social and civic competence
  • Self-sufficiency and personal initiative competence

The main educational objectives are:

 

  • To learn a variety of concepts in physics, technology and the environment.
  • To understand the energy transformations that occur in people’s immediate environment by means of recreational devices such as theme park rides.
  • To encourage sociability in students with and without SEN in a participatory, monitored group activity.
  • To raise awareness that a theme park has added value aside from its entertainment purpose and can serve as an educational facility.
  • To spark students’ interest in science, technology and the environment to enable them to develop their abilities in a scientific and technology-filled world.
  • To learn to collect data in a real, non-academic environment.
  • To have fun while learning.
  • The concept of energy and the energy transformations that occur on theme park rides.
  • Collisions between bodies and mechanical elements.
  • Electricity transmission through conductors made of different materials.
  • The concepts of speed, acceleration and type of movement: accelerated, delayed and constant movement, etc.
  • Structures and their resistance, loads in mechanical elements: traction, compression, torsion, shearing and bending.
  • The various mechanisms used to transmit loads: crankshaft and connecting rod, pinion and chain, levers, gears, chains, axles, etc.
  • Mathematical calculations at the curricular level: first degree equations and formulas for physics concepts.
  • The effects of acceleration and speed on the human body due to changes in the position of the ride.
  • The concepts of the machine and performance as tools for progress in a technified environment.
  • Data collection in an open environment.
  • The concept of sustainability and minimal pollution.
  • The groups will be maximum 25 students.
     
  • In the Park there will be a maximum of 4 groups a day.
     
  • Each group is monitored by a Park employee with a background in science, technology or the environment.
     
  • The activity consists of a circuit of five rides with a variety of mechanisms and movements. Throughout the circuit, students fill in a knowledge pack at a level adapted to their school year, designed to enable them to reach conclusions independently, and where they will make calculations and work on concepts learned at school and over the course of the day.
     
  • Every group will do a single circuit, and they will all study the same rides.
     
  • The average duration of each ride is half an hour including the study part, the experiment and data collection.
     
  • Each student will take away his or her own file in order to continue working in the classroom with the concepts learned.

Yes. You can download the dossiers of the Educational Activities of Tibidabo here.