Docente: Gabriella Drago                           

APPENDIX 1

 

 

PHYSICS PREREQUISITES GRID  (EVALUATION): 

 

UNSATISFACTORY

ALMOST SATISFACTORY

SATISFACTORY

GOOD

EXCELLENT

Did not acquire the basic concept of the topic.

Has acquired a few basic concepts of the  topic

Acquired most of the basic concepts of the topic

Acquired almost all the basic concepts of the topic

Excellent acquisition of all the basic concepts of the topic.

 

 

SOCIAL SKILLS EVALUATION GRID:

UNSATISFACTORY

ALMOST SATISFACTORY

SATISFACTORY

GOOD

EXCELLENT

Does not demonstrate leadership skills and cannot make decisions, communicate effectively or manage conflicts effectively.

Does not demonstrate leadership skills and cannot make decisions. He/she does not  always communicate with peers or manage conflicts effectively.

Does not demonstrate leadership skills but is capable of making decisions. 

He/she can be quite effective in communicating with peers and  managing conflicts.

Sometimes demonstrates leadership ability,  He/she can make decisions, communicate effectively and  manage conflicts effectively,

The student demonstrates leadership skills. He/she is capable of taking decisions, He/she can communicate effectively and manage conflicts effectively.

 

 

 METACOGNITIVE SKILLS  GRID:

UNSATISFACTORY

     ALMOST SATISFACTORY

SATISFACTORY

      GOOD

EXCELLENT

Implementation follows incorrect procedures.

The opinion does not reflect the assumptions made and the opinions expressed are not relevant. Not motivated. Does not demonstrate originality in production.

 

Implementation follows incorrect procedures.

The conclusions are not always related to the assumptions and the opinions expressed are not relevant. Is sometimes motivated and produces original work.

 

Implementing procedures are not always correct.

The conclusions are not always related to the assumptions and the opinions expressed are not always relevant. He/she is motivated

and sometimes produces original work.

 

 Implementing procedures almost always correct.

The conclusions are related to the assumptions although the opinions expressed are not always relevant. He/she is motivated and sometimes produces original work

 

 

Implementing procedures are always correct.

The conclusions are related to the assumptions and the opinions expressed are relevant. He/she is very motivated and produces original work.

 

 

 

SOCIAL  SKILLS

CONTENT

  LANGUAGE  

      A2/B1

METACOGNITIVE

       SKILLS

UNSATISFACTORY

UNSATISFACTORY

LISTENING

UNSATISFACTORY

ALMOST SATISFACTORY

ALMOST SATISFACTORY

READING

ALMOST SATISFACTORY

SATISFACTORY

SATISFACTORY

SPOKEN INTERACTION

SATISFACTORY

GOOD

GOOD

SPOKEN PRODUCTION

GOOD

EXCELLENT

EXCELLENT

WRITING

EXCELLENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTIVITIES EVALUATION   INDICATORS

CONTENT EVALUATION

LANGUAGE EVALUATION

SOCIAL SKILLS

 METACOGNITIVE SKILLS

BRAINSTORMING/ CONCEPT MAPS

  (time: 30 minutes)

READING SPEAKING WRITING LISTENING

 Interact with peers and the teacher with  verbal support.

 Show interest, participate

 constructively 

Identify the relationships between concepts, organize and 

create graphics . Perform the proposed activity quickly.

MATCHING

 (time: 15 minutes)

READING

Collaborate with peers to complete the assigned task. Show interest and constructive participation 

Identify/define/classify with verbal support. complete

the proposed activity quickly.

READING

(time: 30 minutes)

READING

Show interest

 

Reading comprehension.

Complete the proposed activity quickly.

CLOZE (time: 15minutes)

READING WRITING

Show

interest

Identify/define/descrive

concepts. 

 and complete the proposed activity quickly

ASK QUESTIONS

 

(time: 30 minutes)

READING WRITING

Show interest and originality.

 

Identify/define/describe

the concepts writing in an original way. Use  simple verb forms (level A2); use more complex verbal forms such as

present perfect, all future forms, modal verbs (level B1). 

 

 

Self-Assessment Checklist (10 minutes)

Refer to the following checklist to monitor how well you are working in  CLIL activities

Choose the right  number for you for every  sentence:

Indicators:

UNSATISFACTORY

1

      ALMOST SATISFACTORY

2

SATISFACTORY

3

GOOD

4

EXCELLENT

5

 

Self-Assessment: Date ______

I think I will:

¨  participate fully in all activities.

¨  assume leadership in an appropriate way when necessary to make sure we produce good work.

¨  listen carefully to what my group members are saying.

¨  give my group members constructive feedback.

¨  work well with my group members.

¨  help my group members when they need me.

¨  do my fair share of the work.

¨  complete my assigned tasks on time.

¨  not need to be reminded to stay on task.

¨  treat everyone respectfully, even when I disagree with them.

¨  try to make working on the project an enjoyable experience .

¨  maintain a positive attitude about the project even when we are faced with challenges.

¨  study Physics well in English

¨   prefer to work by myself

¨  ask for help in difficult situations

Self-Assessment: Date ______

¨  I participated fully in all activities.

¨  I assumed leadership in an appropriate way when necessary to make sure we produced good work.

¨  I listened carefully to what my group members were saying.

¨  I gave my group members constructive feedback.

¨  I worked well with my team members.

¨  I helped my team members when they needed me.

¨  I did my fair share of the work.

¨  I completed my assigned tasks on time.

¨  I did not need to be reminded to stay on task.

¨  I treated everyone respectfully, even when I disagreed with them.

¨  I tried to make working on the project an enjoyable experience .

¨  I maintained a positive attitude about the project even when we were faced with challenges.

¨  I studied Physics well in English

¨  I preferred to work by myself

¨  I asked for help in difficult situations

 

NAME________________                        SURNAME______________________

Key to symbols:

-If your score is 15 your work is unsatisfactory.

-If your score is between 15 and 30 your work is almost satisfactory

-If your score is between 30 and 45 your work is  satisfactory

-If your score is between 45 and 60 your work is good

-If your score is more than 60 your work is excellent

 

 

 

 

Learning strategies (10 minutes)

Ask the person to score each statement and then total each column to indicate learning style dominance. There are no right and wrong answers .

 

VISUAL

AUDITORY

KINESTETIC/TACTILE

Operating new equipment, I prefer…..

Reading  instructions

listening to explanation

Having  a go

Travelling in new directions ,I prefer…

looking at a map

asking for spoken directions

following my instinct and maybe using a compass

Cooking a new dish, I prefer..

following a recipe

calling a friend for explanation

following your instinct, tasting as I cook

Teaching someone something ,I prefer…

writing instructions

explaining verbally

demonstrating and letting them have a go

you'd say..

Seeing what you mean

Hearing what you are saying

I know how you feel

you'd say..

show me 

tell me

let me try

you'd say..

watch how I do it

listen to me explain

you have a go

To communicate faulty goods, I prefer…

writing a letter

phoning

sending or taking it back to the store

During my leisure hours, I prefer…

museums and galleries

music and conversation

playing sport or doing DIY

Buying gifts, I prefer…

books

music

tools and gadgets 

Shopping, I prefer….

looking and imagining 

discussing with shop staff

trying on and testing

Choosing a holiday, I prefer…

reading the brochures

listening to recommendations

imagining the experience 

Choosing  a new car, I prefer….

reading the reviews

discussing with friends

test-driving what you fancy

 

The total scores for each style indicate your relative preferred learning style or styles.

 

Indicators:

                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREREQUISITIES:

      Classical law for the addition of velocities

      Properties of light

      Galileian transformation equations

      Maxwell’s equations

 

 

ACTIVITIES: 2 hours

 

1 Activity   Brainstorming

Work in pairs and draw a concept map of light including the following terms: waves, medium, speed, propagation, matter, energy, space, time.

 

 

 

 

2 Activity:    Match each word with the definition.

 

 

1  medium

 a  Absence of matter

2 Reference frame

b the distance between one peak of a wave to the next corresponding peak

3 vacuum

c A set of coordinate axes in terms of which  position or movement  may be specified

4 frequency

d the process in which two or more waves combine to form a resultant wave

5 interference

e   An intervening substance through which something is trasmitted or carried on

6 wavelength

f   The number of periods of any given kind in a unit of time

7 periodic

g  having or occurring in repeated periods

8 ether

h  An all –pervading, infinitely  elastic, massless medium

9 spectrum

i  part of the universe consisting of solids, liquids, gases

10 matter

l   The entire range over which some measurable property of a physical system can vary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Activity: Reading  comprehension

 

Read the text and solve the following exercises:


What is light?

 

Light is part of the electromagnetic spectrum, which includes visible light, microwaves, radio waves, x-rays, and gamma rays.  In the late 1600s, important questions were raised, asking whether light is made up of particles or waves.  Sir Isaac Newton, held the theory that light was made up of tiny particles. In 1678, the Dutch physicist, Christian Huygens proposed that light was made up of waves that vibrated up and down perpendicular to the direction of travel  of the light, and therefore formulated a way of visualising wave propagation. This became known as Huygens' Principle.  Huygens' theory was the first successful theory of light wave motion in three dimensions. Huygens suggested that the peaks of light waves form surfaces like the layers of an onion. In a vacuum, or other uniform medìum, the light waves  are spherical, and these wave surfaces advance or spread out as they travel at the speed of light. This theory explains why light shining through a pin hole or slit will spread out rather than going in a straight line. Newton’s theory came fìrst, but Huygens' theory better described early experiments, Huygens' principle enables one to predict where a given wave front will be in the future, if you have the knowledge of where the given wave front is at the present time.     At that time, some of the experiments conducted on light theory for both the wave theory and particle theory, had some unexplained phenomenon, Newton could not explain the phenomenon of light interference and this favoured the wave theory over Newton's particle theory. This difficulty was due to the unexplained phenomenon of light polarisation - scientists were familiar with the idea that wave motion was parallel to the direction of travel of a wave, NOT  perpendicular to the direction of travel, as is the case for light.

                                                              (Taken  from http://www.nightlase.com.au/education/optics/light.htm) 

 

 

 

4 Activity: Complete the following sentences

Light theory started to be…….in the late 1600s. …………and Huygens elaborated the……..important  light….. According to the first, ……..is made of tiny……..   , according to the second it is composed of…………. Huygens’ theory …………..some questions that Newton’s couldn’t…………….According to this second theory, the light waves are ………in……….mediums,and these wave surfaces……….at the………….of light. This theory explained why light ……………….through a pinhole………………..out rather than proceeding in a straight ……..

resolve- Newton- explained- shining- most- light- formulated- waves- line- theories- advance- particles- speed- spherical- uniform- spreads

 

5 Activity: Answer the following  questions:

a)      What is the most important difference between Newton’s and Huygens’ Theories?

b)     What is Huygens’ principle?

c)      According to Huygens, how can we describe light motion?

d)     Can you explain the meaning of  Maxwell’s equations?