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.

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;Giliberti, Marco;Cavinato, Michela;Ludwig, Nicola
2019-09

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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.
physics education; thermography; IBSE; heat transfer; technical school
Settore FIS/08 - Didattica e Storia della Fisica
Settore FIS/07 - Fisica Applicata(Beni Culturali, Ambientali, Biol.e Medicin)
feb-2019
CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
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