Thermal Energetic Efficiency of Houses
Name of school
Escola Profissional de Almada
Vocational Educational Training School in Almada, south of Lisbon (about 350 students. Students’ age: 14-23)
To discover and study thermal energy, materials’ characteristics, thermal conduction, thermal convection and thermal radiation.
Students explore and discover, using simulations, real experiments, temperature sensors and Arduinos. They make graphics of temperature and develop discussion on what is the best thermal isolators. They make predictions and determine the thermal flux thru materials. To do that, they use a total of eight on-line inquiry learning scenarios.
Smartphones, tablets, computers, interactive whiteboard, internet and inquiry learning scenarios.
Students must explore the provided inquiry learning scenarios and make presentations.
Students can use ICT to predict and record their findings.
Students work in groups and are allowed to walk around the classroom to make experiments and to use the interactive whiteboard.
They can see the direct application of the learning contents.
“Can I make a video of this experiment?”
14, 15, 16, 17+