Fundamentals of chemistry and environment education - FONDAMENTI DI CHIMICA (2018/2019)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S001190
Name of lecturer
Mariapina D'Onofrio
Number of ECTS credits allocated
4
Academic sector
CHIM/03 - GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY CHIM/06 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. 2A dal Feb 18, 2019 al Mar 23, 2019.

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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?

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Peter Atkins Che cos'è la chimica? Zanichelli 2015
R. Carpignano, G. Cerrato, D. Lanfranco, T. Pera La Chimica Maestra Il Baobab, l’albero della ricerca 2013 978-88-905024-6-0
Laura Cipolla Metodi e strumenti per l'insegnamento e l'apprendimento della chimica EdiSES 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

Final verification by oral examination of the level of knowledge and in-depth analysis of the topics covered during the course.
The exam foresees that the student shall prepare a deep oral presentation regarding one of the topic (free choice) of the course. The student must demonstrate that she/he has learned the basic concepts of inorganic and organic chemistry and that she/he has learned and understood methods and tools for teaching chemistry with particular attention to primary school children.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018