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Title of the educational product
Optical isomerism and enantiomerism
Type of deliverables
Educational Model
Student Age
16 - 17
Thematic area
Chemistry, Biology
Language of the deliverable
Italian, English
Description of the educational product
The educational product is addressed to upper secondary school students between 16 and 17 years old.
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 optical isomerism and enantiomerism is explained.
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.
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Date: 2015.09.10

Posted by:
Laura Capella - (Italy)

This model comes from an average good class, but not from the best student. Usually I find that this kind of activities are best handled by average to low proficiency students. It is simple to understand, although unexpected in the beginning: best students don't need models because they understand easily, but those that struggle to achieve good marks or generally to go deep in comprehension make good examples and models because they has to see in their mind something real, not only abstract ideas. This is why I will go on with models and similar activities.

Date: 2015.09.07

Posted by:
Nevenka Kostova - (Bulgaria)

Optical isomerism and enantiomerism is a difficult topic for students, because they do not understand completely the concept. Visualizing examples could be very helpful in this case. I particularly liked that educational model because it shows very well the topic and I think will be very easy for students to comprehend. I will definitely use it in my practice.


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.