Project publicity

Dear all,

Pls visit the sites below to see the presentation of our project, which I submitted to the Regional Administration of Primary and Secondary Education of Western Greece:

I hope you like it!
Have very nice summer holidays!
Barbara Koziori, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Inventive Art

Finishing our project we are sending you some other pictures made my our students. We can call them “Inventive Art” – there are a lot to be discovered even in Art. Greetings from Poland!!!

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Thank you Dear Friends for another wonderful project!

As John Paul II Gimnasium in Daleszyce in Poland we would like to thank you so much for another wonderful year of cooperation. This time about more technical things which agree with the European Union priorities. “Eureka” a great creative project, the students interesed in Science liked it very much. This is another project we did together. I would like to show you a presentation (in Polish) which is about the projects (most of them we did together). I suppose we will have a lot of innovative eTwinning projects together! Thank you so much!!!

Hevelius – some slides

Presentation of our project

Dear colleagues and classmates,

I presented our project to fellow teachers and parents at our end-of-school-year event organised at our school last Friday evening.

We worked really hard this year on a very demanding and interesting project and we are very proud of our work! We wanted everybody to know and we also wanted the parents and the rest of the teachers to meet you, as well.

We are very sorry for the poor quality of our photos! Our photographer was just an amateur and he used the zoom-in button on my cell phone a lot! Pls forgive us and enjoy. We hope we make you proud of our partnership, as well!

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Barbara Koziori, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Our technological achievements!

Dear friends!

We worked really hard in our Technology lab this year and would like to show you what we have created!

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We exhibited them last Friday at an end-of-school-year event we organised for parents and teachers. Everybody liked them and we are very happy and proud!

We hope you like our work, too!


The students of Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia


Hello colleagues and classmates from Zabor!

We got your “Thank you” letter and material last week!

We are very happy to have worked with you once again and want to thank you so very much for your help and cooperation! We learnt so many things from you!


 We hope to be with you again next year!

We’re getting our exam results tomorrow and we’re very anxious. Please wish us luck!

We’re sure you did very well at school this year!

Have a wonderful summer and enjoy your holidays!

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Barbara Koziori and the students of Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Dionysis Simopoulos

Dionyssis Simopoulos was born in Ioannina, Greece, but he grew up in Patra.

He studied Political Communication and Astrophysics at the Departments of Government and Speech, Physics and Astronomy at the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  During that period he received several awards and honours in various public speaking and debating competitions.

He started working in January 1968 as an Associate Curator, Assistant Director of Education and Planetarium Directorate at the Louisianna Arts and Science Centre in Baton Rouge as well as a Special Advisor to the Science Committee of the School Board (1970-1973).

He has attended many conferences and seminars and has published hundreds of articles in Greek and international magazines and newspapers. He was the President of the European Association for Astronomy Education and a member of the Executive Council of the International Planetarium Society. He was also the Secretary General of the European-Mediterranean Planetarium Association. Furthermore, he is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and the International Planetarium Society, and a member of many other international scientific organizations.

In 1996 he received the highest honour of the International Planetarium Society for his contribution to the international stronomy education.

In 2006 he was honoured with the Palmes Academiques of the French Republic.

He has written more than 500 scripts and two sets of scripts for special video lessons on astronomy and space science for the Hellenic Ministry of Education, as well as a series of four cd-roms on astronomy. Finally, he has delivered hundreds of lectures on science and Astrophysics all over Greece.

Eugenides Planetarium

The dome of the Eugenides Planetarium in Athens

Since October 1972 works as a Director of the Eugenides Planetarium in Athens.

George Ritsikalis, Grade 2, Level 2, 2nd Junior High School of Athens

Nicolas Ambraseys


Prof. Nicolas Ambraseys

Nicolas Ambraseys studied Rural and Surveying Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. He is a Greek professor of Engineering Seismology and the title of his thesis was ‘The seismic stability of earth dams’.

In his thesis he invented the idea of the Newmark’s sliding block method of analysis, which scientists use  to calculate the permanent displacement of soil slopes during an earthquake.

Professor Ambraseys founded and became the first chairman of the British National Committee of Earthquake Engineering.

Elli Tazmakou, Grade 2, Level 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Uefa 2012 Opening match Poland vs Greece :)



This is the photo from opening of the stadium in Warsaw this year.

This Friday at 6 pm together with Greece we are opening Euro 2012. It will be perfect day 🙂

We all feel the atmosphere of that even, we have flags on cars, on our balconies, at home.

Do you celebrate this event in your countries?


Greetings from Zabór

UEFA 2012

Can you imagine?

In few days we are going to open this event!

I hope that all football matches will be perfect and wonderful shows to watch. I hope you will like them a lot.

Greetings from Zabór.



List of inventors/scientists

Hello everybody on “Eureka”!

Table of inventors and inventions

Here’s  a list we  put together of almost all the inventors and scientists we examined in our project.

Please have a careful look at it and complete it or change it.

We think that it would be very nice to have all the inventors/scientists and their achievements together in one place. What do you think?

Barbara Koziori and the students of Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of  Paralia

Zygmunt Puławski by Oskar Gromek

Paying Puławski

PUŁAWSKI ZYGMUNT was born October 24, 1901 in Lublin, and died March 21, 1931 in Warsaw. He was a Polish pilot and engineer, constructor of the air, the creator of a series of Polish fighters.

In 1920 he graduated from business school. In autumn 1920 he enrolled at Warsaw, where he worked in the Aviation Section of the Students of Mechanical Wheels, constructing gliders. In college he distinguished himself diligence, precision and technical expertise. Developed by the aircraft project in 1924 obtained a prize in the Ministry of Military Affairs. University of Technology and graduated in 1925.

On behalf of the Polish military authorities constructed a fighter PZL P.1.
Lobe of the line engine, which applied the wing at the fuselage and the wings folded in a form that allows for good visibility of the remote location. The second solution was to use scissors chassis in which the shocks were hidden in the hull, which allowed to reduce aerodynamic drag. At the turn of 1930 and 1931 Pulawski designed another line of his fighters: PZL P.8.








Manolis Andronikos

Manolis Andronikos was a Greek archaeologist. He was born in Proussa on 23 October 1919. Later he moved to Thessaloniki with his family.

He studied at the Philosophical School at the University of Athens. In 1952 he became a professor of classical archaeology in Aristotelio University of Thessaloniki. He completed his studies in Oxford with Sir John D. Beazley. He also served as an archaeologist. He made several excavations in Naoussa, Veria, Kilkis, Halkidiki, Thessaloniki, and Vergina.


He also discovered the grave of Philippos the Second, King of Macedonia.

Angela Nikolaou, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Aris Poulianos

Aris Poulianos was born in Ikaria on 24 July 1924. He is a Greek anthropologist who has dealt with old anthropological excavations at the cave of Petralona (which was discovered by Philippos Hatzarides on 10 May 1959) at Triglia.

Professor Poulianos believed that the skull of the Archanthropus found in the Petralona cave was 700.000 years old.

He also believed that the Archanthropus is the ancestor of modern European people.

He has also found other findings from the time of homo erectus trigliensis.

Angela Nikolaou, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Joseph Sifakis

Joseph Sifakis is a Greek computer scientist, who won the 2007 Turing Award along with Edmund Clarke and Allen Emerson for his work on model checking.

He was born in Heraklion, Crete in 1946 and studied Electrical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, and Computer Science at the University of Grenoble under a French scholarship.

The historic verimag building

Professor Sifakis lives in France and works for the Centre National de la Reserche Scientifique at the VERIMAG laboratory near Grenoble, of which he is a founder.

He is also a partner in the Artist2 network.

Chris Kyriakopoulos, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Leonidas J. Guibas

Leonidas John Guibas is a professor of computer science at Stanford University where he heads the geometric computation group and is a member of the computer graphics and artificial intelligence laboratories.

He was a programme chair for the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Symposium on Computation Geometry in 1996.


He is a Fellow of the ACM and he was awarded the Allen Newell award in 2007 for his pioneering contributions in applying algorithms to a wide range of computer science disciplines.

Chris Kyriakopoulos, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Happy May day!

Happy 1st of May, everyone on “Eureka!”!

Πάτρα:Η μεγαλύτερη άνθινη σημαία στον κόσμο κατασκευάστηκε στην Οβρυά - Δείτε ΦΩΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΒΙΝΤΕΟ από τις εκδηλώσεις  Χρησιμοποιήθηκαν περισσότερα από 10.000 γαρύφαλλα και πολλές ώρες δουλειάς

In Patra we made the biggest (5m x 3m) Greek flag in the world with 10.000 carnations!

We’re very happy because the 1st of May is a public holiday in Greece and there’s no school. Also summer is coming very very soon!

The students of 2nd Junior High School of Paralia



Alexarchus or Alexarch was an ancient Macedonian scholar and officer, son of Antipater and brother of Cassander who was the King of Macedonia (305–297 BC).  Alexarchus lived around 350 to 290 BC.He is mentioned as the founder of a utopian town called Uranopolis, in Chalcidice.  He re he is said to have introduced a number of neologisms.

Image    Chalcidice, Greece

  • NOTE:

A neologism {from Greek νέο- (néo-), meaning “new”, and λόγος (lógos)} means a new term, word, or phrase, that may be in the process of entering common use, but has not yet been accepted into mainstream language.



Georgios Babiniotis was born in Athens, in 1939. He graduated from the 9th Boys’ Gymnasium of Athens and then he studied philology at the Philological School of Athens. In 1962 he earned his degree, and he took more studies in Greece and Germany.. Before his 35th birthday, he became a full professorof linguistics at the Philology School of Athens University.

Repeatedly he has been elected Dean of the School of Philosophy of the University of Athens (1978-79 and 1981-83) and Chairman of the Department of Philology (1991-95 and 1997 to this day).

He is also president of the Arsakeio-Tositsas Schools Educational Society, president of the management council of the Greek Civilization Foundation and president of the Athens Linguistics Society. In 2009 he was assigned manager of the Council of Primary and Secondary Educationand he works on the changes of the examinations system in Greek secondary schools that allow students to undertake tertiary education.

He manages the Lexicology Centre which in 1998 published the Dictionary of Modern Greek which has also come to be known as the “Babiniotis dictionary”.

On 7 March 2012, he was appointed Minister of National Education and Religious Affairs.

Class B3 , 19th High School of Patras

Michael Dertouzos

Michael Dertouzos was born on 5 November 1936 and died on 27 August 2001. He was a great professor and director of the Computers Science Laboratory in Massachousetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


He predicted that the electronic computers will be used a lot in the future. He managed to do things earlier than other people and he helped technology to be improved such as the wordwide web.

Demetres Proskefalas, Grade 2, 2nd Juinir High School of Paralia

Constantinos Daskalakis

Constantinos Daskalakis was born in 1981. He is a university professor. He has also got a lot of degrees. He became famous when he solved the John Forbes Nash puzzle.

John Forbes Nash proved that if there are a lot of general situations, there is always a point of balance. John Forbes Nash won a prize for this invention. He had created a simpler system of relations of the people who have different benefits, such as when playing games. Daskalakis, however, proved that, if we buy something, even if there are different benefits, we can find a balance. However, sometimes this balance is impossible.

For this proof he won a prize by the international organization ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) in 2008.

Demetres Proskefalas, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

First exam!


Today our third class started first day of their exams. Today they had history, Polish, tomorrow maths and science, and on Thursday foreign languages-English or German.

Here is our photo made before the exam in the morning.

Have a nice day!

Agata W and my class 3a

Our school play

On 23 March all the students, the teachers and a lot of parents  got together at our school’s function room to celebrate our national holiday of 25 March.

We, the students of Grade 3, put on a special play with the help of our PE and English teachers, and it was perfect!

We were preparing for this play for about two months. We missed a lot of lessons and breaks, but we did excellent work!

Below you can see some pictures from our preparations!

We also made amazing scenery, which was like an old traditional house and we wore traditional costumes. In the photos below you can see our costumes and the scenery we made.

I played one of the three main roles, which, although  was very long and very difficult,  made me very happy!

All this preparation period was an interesting and crucial part of my school life!

Roula Georgiou, Grade 3, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia.

Valerios Stais

Valerios Stais was a Greek archaeologist of the 19th century. He was born in 1857 in Kythera.

He studied medicine in Athens and later archaeology in Germany. He carried out excavations at Epidauros, in Thessaly, Antikythera, and elsewhere.

Excavation of 1890 by the Greek Archaeological Service under Valerios Stais.

In Antikythera, the world’s first marine archaeological excavation, he recognized the importance of an initially thought as an insignificant finding, and which was later named the Antikythera Mechanism.

Photo of Valerios Stais in diving suit in 1902.

That finding was very interesting and it was the first computational mechanism built around 1500 to 100 BC.

Valerios Stais published many studies and died in 1923.

Bessy Karapataki, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia.

Victor Sarianidi

Victor Sarianidi is an archaeologist of the diaspora from Pontos. He was born in 1929 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He is contemporary of Andronicus and he carried out excavations in Asia looking for the route of Alexander the Great and the lost civilizations of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan.

Excavations at Tillya Tepe in 1978 by Russian archaeologist Viktor Sarianidi. Six golden burials from the second quarter of the 1st century AD were found amongst the ruins of an older Bronze Age fortress. Photograph courtesy Viktor Sarianidi.

Bessy Karapataki, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Eugene Michel Antoniadi

Eugene Michel Antoniadi was a Greek astronomer. He spent most of his life in France. So, on the internet we can find him as a French and Turkish astronomer. Antoniadi was also a very successful chess player.

He studied architecture and he drafted  archaeological drawings of the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople.

Antoniadi became a reputed observer of planet Mars. His top observations  were straight canals on planet Mars, which looked like dark lines. Antoniadi concluded that the canals were optical illusions, something that was confirmed by the spacecraft missions to the planet several years later.

Through countless hours of observations he made the first detailed map of the surface of the ‘red planet’. This project was completed by John E. Fokas and the main features of Mars (mountains, areas, craters) have got greek names.

Eugene Antoniadi observed the inside planets Venus and Mercury and tried to draw a map of Mercury. But his efforts were flawed and based on the assumption that Mercury turned always the same hemisphere towards the sun. He invented the scale for the quality of seeing widely used today by amateur astronomers.

Eugene Antoniadi played chess against great players of his time. In the 1907 tournament in Paris he won the first place.

The craters Antoniadis on Mars and

Antoniadi on the southern hemisphere of the Moon have taken their names from this famous astronomer!

Mary Tourkodimitri, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia. 

Spyros Marinatos

Spyros Marinatos was a Greek archaeologist and academic who was born at Cephalonia on the 4th of  November 1901 and died at Akrotiri in Santorini on the 1st of October 1974.

He studied archaeology and graduated (1921) from the Philosophical School of the University of Athens. Between 1927 and 1939 he did his post-graduate studies in Germany. Between 1937 and 1939 he became general manager of the Ancient and Historical Monuments of the Ministry of Education. In 1955 he became a member of the Academy of Athens. Between 1955 and 1958 he became a general manager of the Ancient and Historical Monuments of the Ministry of Education for a second time. In 1958 he became rector of the University of Athens. In 1967 he became manager of the  General Inspectorate of Antiquities . Between 1967 and 1974 he realized excavations at the Akrotiri settlement in Santorini.

On the 1st of October 1974 he died in an accident at the Triangular Square of the Akrotiri archaeological settlement.

At first Spyros Marinatos was buried at the place of Group D in the ancient settlement at Akrotiri in Santorini and stayed there until 2005.

Then he was carried at the south entrance of the archaeological site, but in future his body will be moved to a monument which is going to be built especially for him.

Jenny Kipourgou, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Beautiful Prague!

We want to share some photos with you from beautiful Prague! This city is absolutely amazing, wonderful, full of wonderful places, buildings, great food, cafes, churches, monumets. Our trip was just gorgious. We went there on 21.03.2012 on 1st Day of Spring Day.  The weather and the athmosphere of this place was brilliant.











We have plenty of photos, this trip was really amazing. If you want to go to a beautiful places, you must see the Prague!

Agata Waltrowska, Ewa and Kamila.

Easter, good bye…

Hello everyone!

How are you? We finished our Easter time at school, but still there are everywhere Easter decorations in our classes and homes. I really like our class rabbit :

and we had a very nice School Easter Breakfast. We prepared Easter food, dishes and we brought them to the classroom.

How did you celebrate this time? Have a nice day!


Bye bye and greeting from Zabor



Agata Waltrowska

Heron of Alexandria

Heron was from Alexandria and he was a mechanic and a geometer. He lived in Alexandria in the first century B.C. or the first century A.D.

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He invented the aeropile. It was the first steam engine in history. It is said that he followed the theory of the atoms and the engineering drawings of Philon. As a basis for his works he used the  ideas of Ctecibius.

Inventions and achievements

  • He invented a fountain that was working with compressed air.
  • He invented the pipettes (or syringe).
  • He invented a threading machine with wooden screws.
  • He invented a vending machine for water.
  • He invented a wind wheel

  • He invented the odometre. It was an individual construction which could be fitted in any chariot. It was made of a complex of gear wheels and drills that could transport the motion of the wheels. Then, they could convert it in length units.

  • He invented a force pump. It was widely used in the Roman world and one of its applications was in a fire engine.

Georgia Kalantzi, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Nikolaos Platon

Nikolaos Platon was a renowned Greek archaeologist.

He discovered the Minoan palace at Zakros in Crete.

He was born in 1909 in Cephalonia, but his family was from Crete. He studied philosophy and archaeology at the University of Athens and he finished his doctorate degree in Paris.

In 1930 he started his archaeological career as an assistant at the Museum of Heraklion. In 1937 he returned to Paris to study, and in 1939 he returned to Crete where he became the director of the Museum of Heraklion. From 1960 to 1962 he was appointed director of the Archaeological Region of Athens and of the Acropolis museum. In 1965 he became a professor of prehistoric archaeology at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, and in 1974 at the University in Rethymnon.

He died in Athens on 28 March 1992.

Nicole Panayiotatou, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Kyriakos Pittakis

Kyriakos Pittakis was born in Psiri of Athens.

In 1821 he was in the revolution against the Ottomans. In 1824 he studied in the Ionian Academy of Corfu. In 1833, together with other prominent personalities, he founded the Archaeological Society.

He helped greatly with the establishment of the New Acropolis Museum.

He died on 23 October 1863. He was married to Catherine Makri, sister of Theresia.

Nicole Panayiotatou, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Demetrios Pandermalis

Demetrios Pandermalis is a professor of Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

He studied at the Historical and Archaeological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and then at the School of German Language  and Literature of the Philosophical School.

He excavated large parts at the ancient city of Dion in Pieria.

He is also the founder and director of the New Acropolis Museum.

Mary Roboti, Grade 2, 2nd Junior HIgh School of Paralia

Anthony Keramopoulos

Anthony Keramopoulos was a Greek academic, writer, and archaeologist.

He was born in 1870 and died in 1960. He studied in the Philosophical School of Athens and he taught History of Art to students of the School of Arts.

After his studies he went to Germany, Italy, and Austria to study further. He worked as a professor of archaeology in the University of Athens.

He was a member of the Academy of Athens since 1926 and he also represented Greece in the deliberation of peace in Paris.

As an archaeologist he participated in many excavations and he discovered the Dispilio neolithic settlement of 7 houses open to the public in Kastoria.

Chryssa Panagopoulou, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Michael Kosmopoulos

Michael Kosmopoulos is an archaeologist and a university professor of Greek Studies and Anthropology at University of Missouri – St. Louis.

He was born in Athens in 1963 and he graduated from the school of Anavrita. He also studied History and Archaeology in the Phisolophical School of Athens University, in Sorbonne – Paris IV University and in Washington University of St. Louis.

He received a diploma in underwater archaeology in 1984.

He has done many excavations all over Greece and Ukraine and he’s been running the Iklaina excavations in Messinia, Greece, since 1999.

He is known worldwide for, among other things,  the discovery of a Linear B tablet from Iklaina which changes everything we know about the origins of literacy and bureaucracy in Europe as scientists believe that it is the first known written record in Europe from as back as between 1450 and 1350 B.C. (Read more:

Chryssa Panagopoulou, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Andreas Miaoulis – Hydrographer

Andreas Miaoulis was the first Hydrographer, and discovered a reef in the Ioanian sea which was named after him.  He published papers concerning the tidal currents in the Euripus Strait, as well as those predicted for the new canal at the Isthmus of Corinth.

                                                          The Euripus Straits

Andreas Miaoulis was born on the island of Hydra in 1830.  He was the son of Antonios Miaoulis and a relative of Andreas Miaoulis, the great Greek admiral during the Greek war of Independence.

Hydra island

He attended the Navy school and was commissioned as a sub lieutenant in 1854.  He was on of the first Greek officers to study hydrography, an ignored subject and that’s why he was nicknamed “the teacher”.  His obsession with the subject resulted in his dismissal but in 1866, when the importance of hydrography became apparent, he was recalled to active duty.  As captain of the ship Methoni he augmented his knowledge on the subject by observing the measurements made by the British hydrographer Arthur Mansell in the Euripus Straits.

Hydrography Definition

Hydrography is the science of surveying and charting bodies of water, such as seas, lakes, and rivers.  It includes the positioning and identification of things such as wrecks, reefs, structures, navigational lights, marks and buoys and coastline characteristics.

Maria Spiropulou – Physicist

Maria Spiropulu was born in 1970 in Kastoria, a mountain town in West Macedonia, Greece.

She is an experimental physicist at Caltech and CERN, the European high-energy physics laboratory outside Geneva, and is working on experiments for the Large Haldron Collider.  She says that her work is part of the search to discover the origins of the Universe.


Maria Spiropulu got her Bachelor’s Degree from the Physics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1993.  She had already begun research from 1991, working as a technical assistant at CERN”S DELPHI and later at BESSY, the synchrotron laboratory in Berlin, Germany.  After graduation she went  to Harvard University for her PhD in particle Physics.


Maria Spiropulu also had other interests.  In her early teens, she wanted to be an F-16 pilot and then an astronaut.  She played the drums and sang for a band.  She also practiced for several years in martial arts, especially karate, and later went on to do kick-boxing.

1st class (A3) of Junior High School, 19th High School of Patras

Papadiamantis – A play

Dear friends on “Eureka!”,

A couple of weeks ago a very well known Greek actor came to our school and performed some pieces from three of the best works of a very old and very famous Greek author, Alexandros Papadiamantis.

I’ve put together a slideshow presentation for you at this link—a-play and I hope you like it!

And now a few words about the performance.

The play was an old story about a girl and a prince. It took place at the sea on some big rocks. The prince went to war but before he left he told the girl that he would come back at Christmas to marry her. But the prince didn’t come back. Then the girl learned that he had gone to prison. She started crying and at night a green light shines at her house.

I feel unhappy because the girl and the prince didn’t get married. I also feel sad because the prince went to prison.

John Lazanas, Grade 3, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Philo of Byzantium

Philo of Byzantium was one of the most important mathematicians and engineers of the Hellenistic period.

He was from Byzantium but he lived most of his life in Alexandria.


Philo didn’t deal only with theory but he made constructions with which he could prove what he had in mind. His important constructions were the air pump, and the water pump, which worked with buckets.

Apart from these he made some items which worked with steam, like a horse drinking water, a girl pouring water and a siren for a lighthouse. With his last constructions he became the instigator to Heron of Alexandria.

Tolis Ritsikalis, Grade 3, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Henri Fabre – The hydravion (sea-plane)

1- Biography :


Henri Fabre was born on 29 November 1882, in Marseille and died at the age of 101 in1984, he was French. He studied at the University of Marseille, and then went on to study engineering at Supélec school (Paris). During four years Henri Fabre devoted himself to designing, testing and building his hydro-airplane (a plane designed to land on water). His job was to design seaplanes.

Henri Fabre stopped to concentrate on hydro-airplane construction to become an entrepreneur in machine building, he sold the hydro-airplane and built several copies.


2 – The invention :

On March 28, 1910, the first hydro-airplane to have flown is that of Henri Fabre. He flew 800 metres above the water. The hydro- airplane was designed to fly above the water and also to be able to land on water.

He didn’t receive any awards for his invention.

3 – My opinion :

Ithink the sea-plane is a good invention for  people because, they can fly on the water without having to take boat. The hydro-airplane is  faster than a small boat and is also more convenient because there are countries where there are many lakes. People don’t need an airport to land so it’s very handy for the transportation of goods in places where there are no airports but a lot of water.

Heloïse, Moutiers, France

Niecephore Niepce

              The Pyreolophore


Niecephore Niepce was born on March 7, 1765 in Chalon-sur-Saône and he died on July 5,1833. His real name was Joseph Niepce.

He was a pioneer of photography. In 1792 after his studies in the college of Oratiens in Angers,he decided to enlist in the army.

In 1798, Nicephore and his brotehr Claude decided to work on the pyreolophore.



In 1798, they worked on the development of an engine based on the dilatation of air.

In 1807, the pyreolophore will be the first sea-engine which works in explosion by means of a system with injection of gasoline.


With his brother, they worked on several projects,as the replacement of the hydraulic machine of Marly and the culture of the pastel to replace the indigo.

In 1816, after the invention of the pyreolophore, he began to work on the photography, alone and then he associated with Louis Daguerre.


Nowadays, Niepce is mostly famous for having invented the first photograph in 1825.


By  Chloé, France

Camembert by Marie Harel


Marie Harel was born on  28 April, 1761 at Crouttes, she is considered the inventor of the “camembert” cheese.  She married on May 10, 1785 in the city of Camembert to Jacques Harel, a laborer at Roiville A statue of Marie Harel is visible in Vimoutiers.



Camembert is a cheese with French cow milk, a soft white crust with salt, made in Normandy.

My Opinion :  

I think cheese is very good and important for gastronomy and for France because this cheese is very delicious and famous worldwide.

by Samuel, Moutiers, France

The shower, a French invention

French people are sometimes said to be reluctant to take showers, we find it very surprising given that the shower was invented by a French man, and believe us, we use his great invention daily!

François Merry Delabost was born on 29 August 1836 in Saint-Saire, in France and he died on 11 March 1918.

He was a surgeon at the hospital of Rouen from 1867 to 1883.

Director of the Preparatory School of Medicine and Pharmacy, he is known for having invented the shower in a prison, in Rouen.

He was a Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1893 and he became president of the Academy of Sciences in 1897.

François Merry Delabost had the idea of inventing the shower because, he wanted to improve the hygiene of the prisoners.

Thanks to this invention people can wash and have hot or cold water, and hygiene conditions improved in Europe from then on.

By Mélissa, Moutiers, France

Eugène Poubelle


Eugène-René Poubelle (born Caen, France, 15 April 1831, died Paris 16 July 1907) was the man who introduced the dustbin, to Paris . He was a lawyer, administrator and diplomat who as préfet of the Seine region of France introduced hygiene measures in Paris to which a newspaper gave his name. He became very popular for introducing ‘the rubbish bin’ for everyone to use to put their waste in there.

By Enzo (with help from Wiki), Moutiers, France

Hecataeus of Miletus

Hecataeus of Miletus was an ancient Greek historian and author. He was born in 545 BC.

He travelled to many countries but he stayed in Egypt a lot. The historical and geographical knowledge he got from his travels he used to write books about the traditions of the various people he met.

Hecataeus’ map of the world

Sophie Axioti, Grade 3, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Pythagoras of Samos

Pythagoras of Samos (580/572 BC – 500/490 BC) was an important Greek philosopher, mathematician and founder of the Pythagorean theorem. He is best known for this theorem, which was named after him.

He was born on the island of Samos.

Around 350 BC he moved to Croton, a Greek colony in southern Italy and there he set up a religious group. People believe that he died in Metapontum at a big age.

Angela Nikolaou, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia




Thales of Miletus


Thales of Miletus (635/630 BC – 543 BC) was a pre-Socratic philosopher and one of the seven wise men of Greece.

He’s known for his grand knowledge and for his amazing ability to discover new things.

Thales tried to explain natural phenomena of the world without using mythology. He was also known for his successful prediction of the sun eclipse in 585 BC.

Angela Nikolaou, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia




Gustave Ponton d’Amécourt


 Gustave Ponton d’Amécourt was a French numismatist (it’s a person who studies currencies and medals) and an archeologist. He was born in 1825 in Paris  and he died in 1888. He was the president and the founder of the French society of numismatics. He mainly studied Merovingian Currency. He got the  medal of the legion of honor, given by the French president.


  His invention:

 He was the inventor of the helicopter. It’s also  him who had invented this word. (The word helicopter” appeared for the first time in 1861).

This inventor built with Gabriel de La Landelle a small prototype of steam power-driven helicopter.  The “expensive helix” created by him contributes to solve the problems of air navigation .


  My personal opinion :

 I think this invention was very useful to progress in diverse fields. 

 For example, to help people, the helicopter was very useful : for rescuers, it’s a revolutionary means of transportation. They can save people more quickly and in better conditions.

It’s also very useful for the army ans the navigation air.

 It’s one of the biggest inventions in History


 by Alex, France        


Joseph Cugnot, French inventor

Joseph Cugnot was a French military engineer who was born in1725 inVoid-Vacon (it is in the northeast of France) and died in1804 inParis. He studied mostly military inventions.

The invention :

Between 1769 and 1771, Joseph Cugnot invented  the first motor vehicle (the first car). At the beginning, he built it to move heavy artillery. His invention meets many problems (it goes into a wall…) this is why, later he stops working in the military domain and he continues his searches alone till his death. He didn’t get any award for his invention but his work stays in the memory of everybody.

My opinion :

The car evolves from day to day and now it is our main mode of transportation. Without cars, we couldn’t move on long distances. I believe his invention is an enormous progress for the humankind. To finish, I think that his invention changed the world and eased people to move

the first self-propelled vehicle


Timosthenes of Rhodes

Timosthenes of Rhodes (3rd century BC) was an ancient Greek author and admiral in Ptolemy II’s fleet.

Timosthenes described most of the known countries with a lot of precision and located the place of Mediterranean ports and cities.

Scientists and explorers of Antarctica have given his name to a mountain (Timosthenes Mount) in central Antarctica because Timosthenes of Rhodes wrote sailing directions and invented the symbols (wind rose) for  8 or 12 winds. Scientists later used these symbols to make the points of the compass.

Roula Georgiou & Joanna Panagaki, Grade 3, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia


Anaximander (610-546 BC) was the second of the scientists or philosophers who lived in Miletus, like Thales. According to historical documents, he was the best scholar in Astronomy and Geography.

Cosmogony – Cosmology – Astronomy

Anaximander explained the creation of the world beginning from the infinite (Apeiron). He considered that the stars are condensations of gases and fire which are created from swirling.

In Astronomy, Anaximander made sundials. According to Anaximander, the Earth, which is in the middle of the universe, is a sphere with width triple than its length and people live on its surface. Anaximander also formed a theory that life on Earth appeared because of the heat from the sun. The first creatures were like fish and they had shells. People appeared at the end of this stage.


Anaximander believed that the wind was moving air and the rain came from the Earth’s streams. The clap of thunder appears from air escaping from the clouds and when air crashes with clouds, a flash of lighting is created.

Infinity (Apeiron)

The centre of Anaximander’s philosophy was infinity (Apeiron), which has two explanations:

  • the infinite, and
  • the limitless.

Roula Georgiou & Joanna Panagaki, Grade 3, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia


Strabo was an ancient Greek historian, geographer, and philosopher. He was the most famous geographer of the ancient times.

Strabo was born in 64 or 63 BC in Amasia in Pontos and he died when he was about 90 years old.

In his journeys he gathered the material which helped him in his writing for historical and geographical works. His biggest works are:

  • Historical Memos, and
  • Geographia

The Historical Memos are 47 books in papyrus. Most of them are lost. The Geographia are 17 books which have been saved. We can say that this work is the most extensive and qualitative map of the world of his time!

In the picture above you can see a crater on the moon that has been named after him!

Denise Photakia & Catherine Polizou, Grade 3, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Leon Theremin

the theremin

The First electronic musical instrument

Léon Theremin was a Russian and Soviet inventor . He was born on August 27th,  1896 and died on November 3rd , 1993 . He is famous for his invention of the  theremin,  one of the first electronic musical instruments .

  Léon Theremin

Theremin is an electronic music instrument , invented in 1919 : it is one of the oldest electronic instruments made of an electronic case with two antennas . Theremin can produce music without being touched by the instrumentalist.

We command the tune of the key with the right hand to the vertical antenna . The horizontal antenna, in the shape of a buckle, is used to make the tune vary with  the left hand.

by Alexine, French team

My ideal school

Hello everybody in “Eureka!”,

In our English class the other day we spoke about the kind of school we would like to go to.

Pls see our presentation and we will be very happy if you also tell us about your dream school!

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The students of Grade 1, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur was born in Jura in France on 27 December 1822, and died in Marnes-to-Coquette the 28 September 1895, aged 73. He was a scientist, a chemist and a French physicist. In 1865, Louis Pasteur invented “pasteurization”, a method to protect and preserve wines during their transportation. They are heated for some time, then rapidly cooled.
In the year 1880, Pasteur and his colleagues note that some bacteria prevent rabies to occur in animals, and they are protected against subsequent infection. In 1885, Pasteur create a vaccine against rabies. On 6 July, his first test was made on a 14 year old boy named Joseph Meister. He was bitten by a rabid dog. The test is satisfactory because he does not contract rabies. In October, another boy is bitten, he is successfully vaccinated. The news spread quickly and many patients are being vaccinated. Three years later, an institute under the name of Pasteur was inaugurated, and is dedicated to immunization and research.

Posted by Camilia, 3A, Moutiers, France

Pasteur, French scientist


The Lumière Brothers

the Lumiere brothers

 Auguste Lumiere was born on 19 October 1862 in Besançon and died on 10 April 1954. Louis Lumiere, his brother, was born on 5 October 1864 in Besançon and died on 6 June 1948.

They are the first two people who invented the autochrome (the coloured photography) in 1896, the first 3D photography (1920) and even the first 3D films in 1935!

They made the first movies and the public projection which took place in Paris on 22 March 1895 was a great success thanks to their invention : the cinematographe.

They made over 1425 movies.

Some funny things to know about the Lumiere brothers :

– Lumiere means “light” in French

– The brothers said “the cinema is an invention without any future”, that’s why they stopped working on it at some point and turned to photography.

– They didn’t want to sell their invention : filmmakers were angry and had to find new inventors.

Invention of movies

The beginning of the cinema:

1886, the first camera.

In 1895, the Lumiere brothers present their first film “the exit from the Lumiere factory “in Paris .

In 1898 it’s the birth of sergueÏ Eisenstein . He installs a new style of cinema, he will work on the brightness , the colours , the rhythm and the sound for the cinema.

In 1902 , the first fiction movies appear.

The first movies were created by George Méliés.

article written by Agathe, 3A

Apollonius of Kition

Drawing from the book Peri Arthron. Apollonios is believed to be the main operator.

From ‘Peri Arthron’, treatment for dislocation

Apollonius of Kition was an ancient Greek doctor. He studied medicine in Alexandria. He was famous in all ancient Greek world and he was the best doctor in Cyprus. His medical opinion was considered true and original, according to Herodian.

Apollonius wrote a lot of medical books but the most important was “Peri Artrhon”  (“About Articles”), which is a study of Hippocrates’s teaching. Apollonius wrote this book in Cyprus.

Bessy Karapataki, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia



Agnodice was the first professional midwife. In her days, according to the law of the state, women could not become midwives and doctors.

Agnodice, dressed in men clothes, was presented as a young student and studied medicine next to the famous ancient doctor, Herophilos.

Her male colleagues continued to think she was a man and accused her of having illegal relationships with women.  Agnodice revealed that she was a woman in court and won the court case against her. Since then women can become doctors and midwives.

Bessy Karapataki, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia.






Anthemius of Tralles


Anthemius of Tralles was a Greek professor of geometry in Constantinople, and architect, too.

He was the designer of Saint Sophia with Isidorus of Miletus under the order of Emperor Justinian. He is the best known as an architect for rebuilding the church of Saint Sophia in 532.


He was a very good engineer, too, because he repaired the floor defences at Daras, which was an important East Roman fortress city in northern Mesopotamia on the border with the Sassanid Empire.

He had many skills as a mathematician, too. Anthemius was so educated because he came from an educated family. Hia father was a very good doctor and his four brothers were also architects.

He was a very good writer, too because he wrote many books, but only a few are saved until today!

George Ritsikalis, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia




Autolycus of Pitane

Autolycus of Pitane (c. 350 BC – c. 290 BC) was a Greek astronomer, mathematician and geographer. Autolycus means self-lit, he who has his own light.

In geometry Autolycus studied about the characteristics of the movement of a body at its own projection.


Autolycus also studied the relationship between the rising and the setting of the celestial bodies and he wrote that every star that rises and sets, always rises and sets at the same point on the horizon.


In memory of Autolycus, one volcano at the north of the moon, at Mare Imbrium (the Sea of Rain) has taken his name.

Chris Kyriakopoulos, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia






Hey children!

As part of our e-twinning project, I’d like to talk to you about one of the greatest ancient Greek doctors and anatomists, called Erasistratus.

Erasistratus was born in Ioulida of Kea, in Kos, in Chios, or in Samos. He lived in Alexandria for some time  and he founded a school of anatomy there.


His achievements were many. He thought that the nerves moved a nervous spirit from the brain and he is credited with one of the first in-depth descriptions of the cerebrum and the cerebellum. He also examined the anatomy of the brain and he believed that we feel hungry because our stomach is empty.


Erasistratus was also sure that the spleen, the bile, and some other parts of the body were useless to animals. Some valves of the heart may have taken their name from him.

In conclusion, Erasistratus was a bright example of a person who tried to excel in anatomy and he achieved it! People like him should be role models for us!

Chryssa Panagopoulou, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia









Pedanius Dioscorides

Pedanius Dioscorides (40 – 90 AD) was a Greek doctor, pharmacologist, and botanist from Anazarbus of Cicilia. He was known for his five-volume work with the biggest influence on pharmacology until 1600 AD.

There are a lot of copies of his work even from the fifth century. He was the greatest pharmacologist of ancient times. His scientific contribution is as great as that of Theophrastos in botany. His manuscripts, which are very interesting, are at the libraries of Vienna, Naples, and Michigan.

Jenny Kipourgou, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia




Oenopides of Chios

Oenopides was born in Chios at around 500 BC. He lived in Athens where he became an astronomer and a mathematician.


Oenopides’s main accomplishment was the measurement of the angle between the plane of the celestial equator and the zodiac. He found that this angle was 24 degrees. Two centuries later Eratosthenes measured it better. In addition, Oenopides determined the duration of the Great Year to be about 59 years. This hepled to predict eclispes.


He pointed out the difference between theorems and problems. The theorem serves for the development of a throery, while a problem is a theorem without development.


Furthermore, Oenopides said that for geometric constructions only the ruler (straighthedge) and the compass should be used.

Georgia Kalantzi, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia



Galenus on a Greek stamp

Galenus on a stamp from Yemen


Galenus was born in Pergamos in 129 AD and died in Rome in 199 AD. He was a very good doctor. He was the second best doctor after Hippocrates. he was a doctor of pathology, hygiene, surgery, and pharmacology.

Galenus invented a new medical practice which was used all around the Mediterranean Sea for a long time. He also found out that blood moves through arteries. Before this discovery, people believed that air moved through arteries!

Demetres Proskefalas, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia





Eudoxus of Cnidus

Eudoxus of Cnidus was born in 404 BC and died in 335 BC. He was a Greek astronomer, geometrist and mathematician. He went to the university of Tarentum and to the academy of Platon in Athens. For many years he lived in Egypt. He is one of the biggest mathematicians of Ancient Greece. He claimed that the world and the space were made from fire!

As you will see in the picture below, a crater on the moon has got its name from this great Ancient Greek scientist!

Demetres Proskefalas, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia


Soranus of Ephesus was an ancient Greek physician. He lived in Rome. He was the most important representative of ancient medicine.

Soranus was the son of Meander and Phoebe. He studied at Ephesus and Alexandria. He worked in Rome during the time of Emperors Trajan and Hadrian.

He belonged to the methodical school and wrote medical and other writings. These writings dealt with gynaecological diseases. He gave emphasis to anatomy. He also wrote a biography of Hippocrates and a dictionary of the parts of the body.

Mary Tourkodimitri, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia


Eupalinos was an architect from Megara. He became famous with his great work, the Eupalinos Tunnel in Samos. It was 1 kilometre long with sections of 175 x 1,75 m. Along the tunnel, Eupalinos built a pipeline that brought water to the city. This pipeline is today considered the most important technical work of that time.

Eupalinos was the most important architect of his time and so tyrant Polycrates asked him to build this tunnel, which was a very difficult job because they had to solve difficult geometric problems in order to build it in the correct place.

Mary Tourkodimitri, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Our Christmas present from Daleszyce

Dear friends,

Here we would like to show you our present for you. It’s an English lesson about Art connected with our previous project “My country through painting”. Ola is a teacher here, our English teacher is holding a camera and the class is a group of students from Class 3b. We promoted our eTwinning activities taking part in the Competition organised by the Polish Centre of Regional Education in Warsaw and The Goethe Institute. We got a distinction so we are very happy. We visited Warsaw – the capital of Poland. And here are some photos as well. We can say that our project was recognised in Poland and Europe, as it shows the lesson in LdL – learning by teaching, a good method. We hope you will like it. Greetings from Daleszyce!

Christmas greetings from Daleszyce

We would like to thank you very much for the Christmas cards we got from Poland and Spain. They are great. Here in the photo our students show the cards from Badalona. We hope that Christmas time was a great event and a New Year will be a wonderful time in our lives.

Now look at our Christmas decorations!

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