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Title of the Experience
Link science with real situations
Name of the teacher
Petru Raducanu
Country where it took place
School typology
High Secondary School
Thematic Area
Experience typology
Teaching in class
Type of contact
Description of the Experience
Science is difficult to learn and teach if it is not rooted in our students’ life. Experiments help us link science with real situations. They provide us with simple situations through which we can explain complex concepts. The way a lens works may be a complicated one but making your own lens can stir your curiosity and help you find out how this functions. We used a filled round-bottom wine goblet as a lens to focus the light from a candle onto a wall. I invited students to compare the image on the wall to the original object. I asked them to look carefully at the world through the wine gobble and then to look carefully at the world through a beer mug. They also had to observe everything and reflect on what they did. The most amusing one was with a large shiny spoon as a mirror when students were asked to compare their image in the bowl and back of the spoon. They were also asked to observe carefully the image of their pointed finger as they moved it toward the bowl of the spoon until it touched the spoon. Students got not only scientific information but they also develop reflection, observation skills.

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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.