Didactic Laboratory of Physics - EFQ2

Ano letivo: 2019-2020
Specification sheet

Specific details
course codecycle os studiesacademic semestercredits ECTSteaching language
2029293113pt *)

*) N.B.  if there are students who do not speak Portuguese the language is English.

Learning goals
To develop the ability to promote the experimental teaching of Physics.
To adapt experimental activities of physics in the context of secondary education.
To develop the ability to use new didactic resources in the physics teaching domain.
Generic competence to achieve:
- competence in organizing and planing;
- competence in problem solving;
- competence in critical reasoning;
- adaptability to new situations;
- competence in aplying in practice the theoretical knowledge;
- competence in analysis and synthesis;
- competence in oral and written communication;
- informatics as a tool for study knowledge
- ability to do team work
- ability to establish a self-evaluation and self-criticisms;
(in decreasing order of importance)
Planning and executing experimental activities of different thematic units of classical and modern physics.
The experiments will be performed in acontext adapted to the physics official programs of secondary school. Modern equipment like computers and graphical calculators will be used associated with sensors allowing for the automatic data acquisition aswell as traditional (manual) data acquisition.
Disciplinas de um 1º ciclo em Física ou Química
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in organization and planning;
. Competence to solve problems;
. Critical thinking;
. Adaptability to new situations;
. Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice;
. Competence in analysis and synthesis;
. Competence in oral and written communication;
. Computer Skills for the scope of the study;
. Competence for working in group;
. Self-criticism and self-evaluation;
(by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
laboratory classes30
total of teaching hours30

Laboratory or field work80 %
Assessment Tests20 %
assessment implementation in 20192020
Assessment Frequency: 20.0%
Laboratory work or Field work: 80.0%

Bibliography of reference
Física Experimental - Uma introdução. M.C. Abreu, L. Matias, L.F. Peralta. Editorial Presença, Lisboa, 1994.
Data reduction and error analysis for the physical sciences. P.R. Bevington. McGraw-HillData Analysis(3rd .ed). Siegmund Brandt. Springer, New York, 1999.
Compêndios de Física Geral de nível universitário
Compêndios de Física do ensino básico e secundário
Manuais de instrução de equipamento didático
Programas de ensino da Física do Curso Científico-Humanístico de Ciências e Tecnologia do ensino secundário (Ministério da Educação: Departamento do Ensino Secundário)
Ciências Físicas e Naturais: Orientações Curriculares do 3º ciclo do ensino básico. (Ministério da Educação: Departamento de Educação Básica)
Teaching method
A large diversity of data acquisition methods is encouraged. Data aquired is analized in different contexts maximizing the usefulness of experimental work. This methodology allows an articulated aproach of themes/concepts/principles. Considering specific aspects of performing experimental activities restraining their use in physics teaching in secondary school, the student is introduced to new didactic techniques allowing the execution of these activities in very short times. The multi-aproach to the same aquired data will be one of the goals of this course in order to maximize the usefulness of experimental work in the available time for the pedagogic practice.
Resources used
Equipamento laboratorial diversificado
Software didáctico
Projectores multimédia