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Title of the educational product
Brownian motion
Type of deliverables
Educational Model
Student Age
18 - 19
Thematic area
Physics, Science
Language of the deliverable
Romanian, Italian
Description of the educational product
The educational product is addressed to upper secondary school students between 18 and 19 years old. And it is from the Physics sector.
The aim of an educational model is to illustrate a scientific concept through an image that has been chosen by a student.
In this specific model the scientific concept of Brownian motion is explained. The explanation of the scientific concept is exposed to the students through the association of the traffic in a big city.
Once the model has been developed, the student presents it to the classmates asking for their opinion about the usability of the model itself. The discussion, moderated by the teacher, is a training moment and a good opportunity for him to explain the scientific concept and also evaluate the students’ interaction.
The achievement of the model had a high impact on the students’ comprehension and understanding of a scientific concept, involving also their creative thinking.
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Date: 2015.09.07

Posted by:
Gomboli Sandro - (Italy)

Good model for understanding the Brownian motion, the analogy with the city traffic is very immediate.

Date: 2015.08.19

Posted by:
Lupuleasa Daniela - (Romania)

The concept of Brownian motion is a really good example which can be debate in Physics classes. In general, students are fascinated by examples from their daily routine.
The idea of asociating the Brownian motion with the traffic in a big city it can be very exciting for them.
Students may understand better the main logic of this subject using this comparison. Therefore, I sustain this educational plan, mainly for the fact that it has a common example for a marvelous topic.


Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.