#AngoloErasmus – Ispiriamoci con Erasmus Plus e la scienza

Continuiamo con la condivisione di idee progettuali per darvi spunti di riflessione per i vostri progetti Erasmus Plus, partenariati strategici.

Oggi vogliamo ispirarvi con uno dei nostri progetti Erasmus Plus: Boosting science education at school.

Il progetto della durata di due anni vede la collaborazione tra associazioni scientifiche e scuole, con la finalità di mostrare metodi non formali, divertenti e basati sull’esperienza pratica che motivino gli studenti nell’apprendimento delle materie scientifiche.

Già a partire dall’estate saranno a disposizione dei video-tutorial da seguire per introdurre nelle proprie lezioni nuove metodologie.

Per ora ci siamo incontrati dal 10 al 13 febbraio 2018 a Iasi, in Romania, ospitati dal nostro partner Ludoor Engineering (http://www.ludoreng.com/). Il prossimo incontro sarà proprio a Roma i prossimi 14-17 aprile 2018.

A tal proposito vogliamo riportare la testimonianza di uno dei professori coinvolti, proveniente dalla scuola partner estone, Urmas.

Ecco a voi la sua lettera:

“How the experment made me keep on thinking

During our first training course within the Erasmus Plus project Boosting science education at school in Romania, Mr Doru demonstrated a lot of science experiments. Some of them made me think in a somehow unusual way while I was enjoying the evening walk in Iasi – city undoubtedly interesting and ancient, what’s beauty was hidden by quite a bad weather. So I imagined how it could look like during warmer seasons, in green and bloomy, and probably with more smiling people we can ever meet in Estonian streets
Yes, the science is everywhere and we never know all it’s secrets. But as a teachers we keep on learning ourselves and „force“ or better encourage and „electrify“ our students.

There was one simple experiment shown with the three different (monochromatic?) lights. Physics, of course, a bit out of my knowledge and speciality, biology. Yes, I remember something about light diffraction and interference, but cann’t tell you here I use these terms in a correct way.
Isn’t it a question of more broadened thinking, a question of the moment or your previous knowledge what let you see more you see.

These three different lights/colours where just RGB like in computer systems or in the art. Try this: https://www.w3schools.com/colors/colors_rgb.asp They are definitely under discussion in talking about the special cells in a retina of the eye and how we see colours. We also teach the mutations in some genes of X-chromosome, causing some people to be colour-blinded, daltonism. (You can check this: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/guide/human/). And how the evolution has developed plants’ photosynthesis quite in a same RGB system – they need the same wavelenght animals can see. What is before and after these wavelengh range on a whole electromagnetic wave scale? Find a connection with microwave oven, X-ray procedure in medicine or radio waves – why cann’t we see these? Is there anybody in the world who can see these waves? What technology we need to visualize it?

What happenes chemically when „R“ or „G“ or „B“ reaches to our retina? We know that a little isomeric change in rhodopsin molecule structure causes the nerve impulse emerge…

What countries have choosen their flag to be RGB? Or BRG? What is the meaning of these coloures for these nations and why? How should I change this experiment with three basic coloures to get the dearest coloures of the flag of 100-years old Estonian Republic (https://www.ev100.ee/en)?

Urmas Tokko,
Teacher of Tartu Tamme Gymnasium”

Se siete interessati alla tematica e volete continuare a seguirci, rimanete sempre aggiornati anche tramite la pagina Facebook del progetto –> https://www.facebook.com/boostingscienceatschool/

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