Fundamentals of chemistry and environment education - FONDAMENTI DI CHIMICA (2017/2018)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S001190
Name of lecturer
Mariarita Bertoldi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
4
Academic sector
CHIM/03 - GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY CHIM/06 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. IIA dal Feb 26, 2018 al Apr 7, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

-the knowledge of the basis of chemistry and of the specific chimical language
-the application of the scientific method to the field of chemistry to explain "why" and "how" the daily life appears
-the development of a "molecular" approach of the world as a prerequisite to know the sorrounding space
-the use of multidisciplinary topics (energy, light, matter, water, life, environment, food, poison, pollution) to build specific didactic courses within the chemical sciences
-the set up of simple experimental works to be made in classroom, laboratory, outside

Syllabus

-measure and chemical quantities
-chemical reactions
-atom, molecule, element, compound, periodic table
-strong and weak bonds
-carbon and life
-air, water, earth
-energy
-environment, pollution
-chemical reactions and the human body
-main features of metabilism, food and nutrition
-homeostasis
-chimistry: good or devil?

Assessment methods and criteria

STUDENTS ATTENDING THE COURSE
The exam foresees that the student shall prepare a deep oral presentation regarding one of the topic (free choice) of the course. During this the professor will verify the integrated knowledges on the entire program.
Information on the texts/books will be provided during the lessons.

STUDENTS NOT ATTENDING THE COURSE
Oral questions on the following texts:
-indicazioni nazionali 2012 per il curriculo della scuola dell'infanzia e del primo ciclo di istruzione (parte relativa a chimica come prerequisito per le scienze)
-Peter Atkins, Che cos'è la chimica, ed. Zanichelli 2015
-Pellegrino Musto, Avventure molecolari, Maggioli editore, 2014
-Il laboratorio di scienze, Margherita Venturi (a cura di), Tecnodid editrice, 2006
-Isaac Asimov, Breve storia della chimica, ed. Zanichelli, 2016

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018