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Synergy with STEAM Project

The STEAM project

On 23  July 2021  Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Andalucía published la Resolución de 16 de julio de 2021, de la Dirección General de Formación del Profesorado e Innovación Educativa, An Innovation initiative for state schools to develop «Proyecto STEAM: Investigación Aeroespacial aplicada al aula», during the school year 2021-2022.

The European Space Agency colaborates to involve teachers and students in aerospace  investigation in order to improve competences in Science, Engineering and Technology, focusing on girls and women.

IES San Sebastián participates actively.

Antonio Vázquez, IT teacher, gave a presentation to students at 3 and 4 year of CSE and also 1 Year of Post Compulsory Secondary Education on how to make a programme in a simulator to be executed and sent to the International Space Station.


This was a talk, specifically, about showing the students that in the IIS international space station there were a couple of RaspBerry Pi computers. They were prepared so that the students participating in the project could upload a programme that could read a series of data, such as pressure or temperature. It could both read the values and modify them. Antonio Vázquez brought them a computer like that so they could see what it was like. They could also display a greeting message to the centre from space!!!.

This is the programme written in Python:

from sense_hat import SenseHat from time import sleep sense = SenseHat() sense.set_rotation(270) green = (0,255,0) blue = (0,0,255) r = (255,0,0) y = (255,255,0) w = (255, 255, 255) b = (0, 0, 0) g = (50,50,50) s = (200,255,200) picture = [ b, b, b, r, r, b, b, b, b, b, r, y, y, r, b, b, b, b, r, g, g, r, b, b, b, b, r, y, y, r, b, b, b, b, r, g, g, r, b, b, b, r, r, y, y, r, r, b, b, r, r, g, g, r, r, b, r, r, r, y, y, r, r, r ] sense.set_pixels(picture) sleep(1) sense.show_message(“Greetings from Huelva, Spain”, text_colour=r) humid = round(sense.get_humidity(),2) temp = round(sense.get_temperature(),2) press= round(sense.get_pressure(),2) sense.show_message(“Humid=” +str(humid)+”%”, text_colour=y) sense.show_message(“Temp=”+str(temp)+”oC”, text_colour=green) sense.show_message(“Press=”+str(press)+”hPa”, text_colour=r)

Acquisition of DJI Mavic mini SE

The Physics teacher Cristina Malmierca, is the coordinator of the STEAM project at IES San Sebastián. Alicia Guerrero, Technology teacher, and Miguel Ángel Criado, Physics teacher, also cooperate.

An European agency, looking forward to foster engineering and sciences, has granted the project with around 3.500 euros.

We have acquired a DJI Mavic mini SE, a drone. It is to be used to teach students the principles of flying and how to use it for the centre for any activity deemed appropriate. It is category C0 under 250grm. In principle you don’t need a licence to fly it, but as it has a camera you have to register on the AESA website as an operator due to RGPDCP.

Antonio Vázquez, IT teacher, has assembled it:

We would have taken our dron “Sebita” to a Night Star visit to the beach in Mazagón. It was an activity part of the Erasmus KA 229 on Climate Change as there was a mobility of German teachers and students. Unfortunately, it was windy that night.

Our expert pilot, Antonio Vázquez, has made a pair of video montages with our drone:

  • The end-of-year baccalaureate party:

  • The visit to Rio Tinto mining area with our KA226 partners: