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Title of the educational product
Electric current
Type of deliverables
Educational Model
Student Age
14 - 15
Thematic area
Language of the deliverable
Romanian, English
Description of the educational product
The educational product is addressed to lower secondary school students between 14 and 15 years old. And it is from the Physics sector.
The aim of an educational model is to illustrate a scientific concept through an association with water flowing through pipes.
In this specific model the scientific concept of Electric current is explained. The explanation of the scientific concept is exposed to the students through the association with water flowing through pipes.
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: 2015.09.29

Posted by:
Ignacio Pachés - (Spain)

This model is relevant. Modern world is the consequence of electricity discovering and use. Students, specially young ones, can get used earlier to what electricity is and conprenhend the laws of electricity thanks to model like this. Personally, I don't teach about electricity in my classes, but sometimes I include quite related concepts. A model like this would be helpful if I had to expand the knowledge in this area.

Date: 2015.09.22

Posted by:
Sandis Breiers - (Latvia)

This is a relevant model because its well explaned. Easy to understand what is electric current. Model helps to learn because it is very well understandably to all students. I will definitely test it.

Date: 2015.09.21

Posted by:
Uldis Heidingers - (Latvia)

Good model.Electric current are every there.Bur about model.If you said that pump is the same as battery,every thing becomes clear.I explain electric with this model.Works nice.

Date: 2015.09.07

Posted by:
Svetoslav Todorov - (Bulgaria)

Scientific subjects are difficult. That is why it is good when teachers use interesting tools to present the material. I liked this model because it explains physics phenomenon with a natural phenomenon and for me is more easy to imagine the theory. I would recommend my fellow students to try to learn more through models, and I would recommend teachers to use them more.

Date: 2015.08.21

Posted by:
Răducanu Petru - (Romania)

For instance, electric current is used by all of us daily.Nowadays humans can't live without light,electronic machines,etc. That means we can't live without current. Understanding how it works and what it means is a good way of using current well. I think that this kind of experiment is a little bit hard to be understand by students. I will try to adopt this subject in my classroom too but I will try to find a new example.


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.