|Course title||Demonstration Experiments Laboratory I|
|Lecturer||Vanja Radolić, PhD, Associate Professor
Igor Miklavčić, lecturer
|Course objective||Course objective are:
– connect fundamental knowledge and concepts of general physics (mechanics, heat and thermodynamics) which students gain at undergraduate study with its realizations in physics class at primary and secondary schools
– make personal database of physics experiments for future job as teacher of physics
– conduct and organize experiments in team, with the over viewing of the lecturer
|Prerequisites||Competences acquired in General Physics 1-4, Laboratory exercises in physics A, B.|
|Learning outcomes:||After successfully completed course, student will be able to:
|Correlation of learning outcomes, teaching methods and evaluation||
|Consultations||After laboratory for 1 hour, room 68 on Department of Physics.|
|Gained competencies||Students gained knowledge and skills of assembling, conducting and organizing experiments in general physics (mechanics, heat and thermodynamics) for their future job as teacher of physics in primary and secondary school or for laboratory work for their future pupils.|
|Content (Course curriculum)||Cycle 1:
|Recommended reading||1. Vernić-Mikuličić, Vježbe iz fizike, Školska knjiga, Zagreb 1990.
2. Class materials publish on:http://kolegij.fizika.unios.hr/penf2/
3. R. Jurdana-Šepić i B. Milotić, Metodički pokusi iz fizike, Filozofski fakultet, Rijeka 2002
4. Mikuličić-Varićak-Vernić, Zbirka zadataka za I. do IV. razred gimnazije, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1997.
|Additional reading||1 Comprehensive school physics textbooks
2. Internet portal E-school of physics
|Instructional methods||Physic laboratory
– mandatory, but student can be absent at maximum of two laboratory terms which is obligate to complete it in additional terms
– manners according to safety rules in laboratory which must be present to them on the first class and which must be ratify by their signature
– work in pairs in laboratory is experience learning through team work
– experiments are distributed in 10 exercises, after which is necessary to make report and deliver it before next term of laboratory work. Each late deliver, without future notice and proven reason, is consequence on the number of total points
– some physical arithmetical problems, which are solving at home, are included for each term of laboratory work
|Exam formats||Taking an examination can be done in one of two ways:
a) Regularly way through laboratory attendance, working, delivering reports and solved physical arithmetical problems, and 4 colloquiums (2 entrance and 2 exit) if they achieved more than 50% of total points. Final grade is forming with criteria:
p = 0,3*pclass + 0,7*pcolloquiums
b) Final exam if they do not achieved minimum of 50%, student have possibility to take final exam thought written, practical and oral evaluation, with condition that all reports have been evaluated. Also students which are not satisfied with final grade from regular way can take final exam. Final grade is forming with criteria:
Written part of exam
Written exam is compiled of 10 theoretical, 5 conceptual and 5 physical arithmetical problems, with maximum of 100 points (each problem is gained 5 points). It is necessary to gain 25 points from theoretical and 25 points from conceptual and physical arithmetical problems (together). Time for solving written part is 180 minutes.
Practical part of exam
Practical part of exam comes after written part, at which 2 experiments are conducting (maximum of 100 points) where are evaluated:
– concept (sketch, supplies, equations) -> 20 points
– conducting an experiment (putting together, safety,…) –> 40 points
evaluation of experimental data (calculation, mistakes, tables, graphs) -> 40 points
Time for solving practical part is 120 minutes.
Oral part of exam
On oral part of exam theoretical understanding of practical part (definitions, physical and derivation of those laws and physical interpretation of the results. Maximum of 100 points.
Final grade is forming with criteria, according of the success on written, practical and oral evaluation:
p = 0.3*pclass + 0.3*pwritten + 0.3*ppractical + 0,1*poral
Criterion of grades:
• 50,0≤p<63% – poor (2)
• 63,0≤p<76% – good (3)
• 76≤p<88% – very good (4)
• 88,0≤p≤100% – excelent (5)
|Quality control and successfulness follow up||A questionnaire (anonymous student questionnaire) will be offered to students at the end of the semester with a goal of pointing out the weak spots in the conception and delivery of the course.
Statistics about grades on the course.
Content of report:
- Name of excersise (sub excercise)
- Experimantal tasks
- Used devices and acesories
- Short theory
- Sketch or picture
- Experimental procedure