DIDATTICA DELLA FISICA

DIDATTICA DELLA FISICA

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Code
67671
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
8 credits during the 3nd year of 9322 TEACHER EDUCATION (LM-85 bis) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
FIS/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (TEACHER EDUCATION)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Aim of the course is the training of future primary and nursery school teachers on physics, in particular, dealing with some topics presents in the school books. A phenomenological  and experimental  approach to the physics will be suggested based on the observation of the sorrounding phenomena followed by a description of what observed with a simple but correct language. An analysis of the text-books  will be made.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Future teachers will face the problems posed by young people's scientific learning. The themes of scientific education as a tool for the interpretation of reality will be studied along with the role of physics for the construction of interpretative models. In the course, the problems of measurements of lenghts, space, time, movement, forces  will be address  along with the importance of lab experiments.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The problems of young people's scientific learning must be tackled with appropriate educational tools. Indeed, the natural curiosity of young people is to be stimulated when they observe their surroundings and this simple action is therefore important to begin the foundation of scientific education for the interpretetion of reality. So one of the aims will be understanding the role of observation. Subsequently, the role of physics in constructing interpretative models that can simplify the complexity of phenomena will be introduced. This will be done  by addressing problems related to measurements starting from lengths, positions in space, time, movement, and forces. The aim is therefore the preparation of experiments whose role is essential to make the students protagonist and overcome the mere passive observation. Laboratory experiences will play an important role in this part of the course.

Teaching methods

The topics of the course will be related to everyday phenomena, actions and things. Simple but correct explanation of the observed phenomena will be given, describing the models and the physical principles on which they are based. The mathematical formalization will be reduced to the lowest possible level. Some ways, suitable to introduce chosen subjects in the primary and nursery school, will be suggested and described in detail. A great importance will be given to stimulate the observation and the description of the phenomena and to the experiments and face-to-face lessons will be complemented by classroom experiments 

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

In this course we will discuss the following topics:

 - Experimental method, physical  quantities, unit.

  - Measurements of length, area and volume;

 -  The concepts  of mass and weight, density;

- Interactions between  two objects and definition of force;

- Forces , contact forces and dynamic equilibrium;

- Properties of fluids, pressure in a static fluid and Pascal’s principle, Archimede’s principle and applications;

- Concept of  energy and some its caracteristics;

. Light and  correlated  phenomenons: chromatic properties of a light source (visible specrum of light), the colour perception (the additive mixing of colours); the mixing of colored substance (the subtractive mixing of colours);  the colour  of the things  related to ligth source), reflectione and rifraction of light;

- Image formation and lenses  properties.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Handouts on the topics and experiments can be downloaded from AulaWeb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Office hours at the end of the class for one hour or fixing an appointment sending an email to "bracco@fisica.unige.it"

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The topics of the course will be related to everyday phenomena, actions and things. Simple but correct explanation of the observed phenomena will be given, describing the models and the physical principles on which they are based. The mathematical formalization will be reduced to the lowest possible level. Some ways, suitable to introduce chosen subjects in the primary and nursery school, will be suggested and described in detail. A great importance will be given to stimulate the observation and the description of the phenomena and to the experiments and face-to-face lessons will be complemented by classroom experiments 

 

ORARI

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DIDATTICA DELLA FISICA

EXAMS

Exam description

Exam sessions are foreseen in summer (June, July, September) and in winter (January, February)

The exam consists of a discussion of a written text about a lesson plan prepared with other students and an oral test on other topics of the course.

It is mandatory to register using the online mode (from the University portal services to students), and at least seven days before the date of the exam.

Assessment methods

The exam is an oral test consisting of two parts:

In first part, there will be a discussion of the project on lesson plans prepared in group with other students, the project topic including the list of students forming the group (4 students) will be decided in agreement with the teacher at the end of the lesson period;

In the second part, the student will answer to questions on all the topics covered in class and different from the topic of the project.