In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Portuguese Discoveries, Ciência Viva provides the Portuguese and particularly Portuguese schoolchildren with the opportunity to try out the orientation techniques used by the navigators.

The project is a practical exercise in the use of measuring instruments. It involves making the instruments, taking measurements, recording data and comparing this data with that of other schools and participants.


  • Use the available resources.
  • Compare your results with those of other participants.
  • Describe your experiment for others.
  • Contact us