Physics Education Lab (2014/2015)
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
FIS/01 - EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS
The teaching is organized as follows:
The course will deal with Physics themes that are fundamental for the scientific training of the future School teachers.
Students are guided to experiment and design instruction methodologies aimed at helping high school pupils in understanding physics.
The course aims at:
- giving a comprehensive introduction and understanding to the fundamental phenomena and physical quantities
- illustrating simple experiences that can be carried out in the classroom.
Among the theory part the following topics will be addressed: Experimental data analysis (physical quantities, measurements instruments and units, statistical analysis of uncertainty in experimental measurements), Mechanics (cinematic, dynamic laws, oscillators), Electricity and Circuits (Ohm laws, circuit laws, resistors, capacitors, …), and Physics complements (geometrical and wave optics; thermology and calorimetry).
In the laboratory part of the course, students will setup and execute basics experiments (together with the realization of technical lab sheets and the discussion of the experimental data) in the fields of Mechanics (pendulum, repartition forces in simple mechanical machines, Hooke law) and in Optics (lenses, light interference and diffraction).
Preparation and discussion of a laboratory report. Oral examination.