We describe an inquiry based path about heat conduction as part of a multidisciplinary project on energy saving in a professional school in a province close to Milan (Italy). The teaching-learning process dealt with heat losses in buildings detected with a thermal camera. Three consecutive activities were implemented: direct detection by the students of heat leakages due to thermal bridges in the school structure; simple standard technology laboratory activities on heat transfer, planned and performed by the students themselves, and nally a series of guided laboratory experiences with a thermal camera, to develop and clarify the previous lab activities on thermal conductivity. Key motivations of the project were: creating a link between the study of thermodynamics and its application to the "real" world; increasing students' motivation by using an Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) approach; studying if/how the "infusion" of a cutting-edge, and therefore science attracting, technology (thermography) might foster the teaching learning process, thus becoming a concrete cognitive tool promoting the students' approach to the scientic methodology.
Embedding Physics into technology: Infrared thermography and building inspection as a teaching tool - a new participated strategy approach to the physics of heat transfer and energy saving for professional schools / M. Carpineti, L. Cazzaniga, L. Perotti, M. Giliberti, M. Cavinato, N. Ludwig. - In: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. - ISSN 0008-4204. - 97(2019 Sep), pp. 1019-1026.
|Titolo:||Embedding Physics into technology: Infrared thermography and building inspection as a teaching tool - a new participated strategy approach to the physics of heat transfer and energy saving for professional schools|
CARPINETI, MARINA (Primo)
GILIBERTI, MARCO ALESSANDRO LUIGI (Corresponding)
CAVINATO, MICHELA (Penultimo)
LUDWIG, NICOLA GHERARDO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||physics education; thermography; IBSE; heat transfer; technical school|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/08 - Didattica e Storia della Fisica|
Settore FIS/07 - Fisica Applicata(Beni Culturali, Ambientali, Biol.e Medicin)
|Data di pubblicazione:||set-2019|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||feb-2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjp-2018-0554|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|