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The aim of the course "physics laboratory" is to introduce the first experimental elements based on the measurement and the ability to write a report on the experiment performed. The chosen topics are very general and can be useful also for the design of educational courses and include: force, Archimedes' principle, light vision and color, formation of images.
the students will acquire skills for the critical analysis of teaching courses with physics topics for nursery and primary schools and to design original educational courses that take account results in physics education research.
Attendance at laboratory activities will allow students to:
- understand the basic elements of the experimental method;
- acquisition of physics contents useful for teaching in primary and nursery schools;
- ability to communicate the results obtained.
The course consists of 4 hours of laboratory lessons, for a total of 16 hours. Three lessons are mandatory. Students will be engaged in performing laboratory experiments described in specific lecture notes provided in advance under the supervision of a teacher. The experiments will be performed in groups. Each group will then produce a report outlining the obtained results.
The topics of lab experiments include:
a) Force (linear elongation of a spring and calibration of a dynamometer);
b) Archimedes' principle (determination of the upward buoyant force, calculation of irregular volumes);
c) light and color vision (properties of a light source and its spectrum, decomposition of light, additive and subtractive color synthesis);
d) image formation (principle of lenses and composition of two lenses).
Lecture notes for the preparation of experiences will be given to students. Lecture notes will be available on AulaWeb in advance, at least one week before the lesson.
The exam consists in the evaluation of laboratory reports.
For the written part, the lab report for each lab experiment performed in group will be evaluated and the final score is the average of the single marks. The evaluation criteria will be the congruity of the report with respect the requests contained in the lecture notes.