Galileo's legacy: Astronomy paths to teach Physics

Leonardi, A. M. and Carli, M. and Ciroi, S. and Marcon, F. and Pantano, O. and Talas, S. and Zagallo, M. (2023) Galileo's legacy: Astronomy paths to teach Physics. Il nuovo cimento C, 46 (5). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1826-9885

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Since the latest reform of instruction, the teaching of Astronomy is no longer inside Italian upper secondary education. However, the students’ profile at the end of this cycle requires them to possess the knowledge of the fundamental concepts of Astronomy. The context for teaching these contents could be Physics, whose topics are intertwined with Astronomy. In order to investigate the possibility of introducing concepts of Physics through Astronomy, we have structured ATENA (Asiago TEachers Network on Astrophysics), a training course for in-service high- school Physics teachers. The project has started in the current scholastic year by the means of a learning community, on the model of the previous experience with the COLLABORA project. To introduce ATENA, we organised two laboratory and museum workshops, built according to the Object-Based Learning paradigm, which involved the construction of two astronomical instruments and visits to two muse- ums. In this contribution, we will describe these activities and their results. The goal is to explore how this approach can foster the integrated learning of Astronomy and Physics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2024 13:49
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2024 13:49

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