Course: Technique and didactics of school experiments

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Course title Technique and didactics of school experiments
Course code UCH/063
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the summer semester.
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kutý Michal, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kutá Smatanová Ivana, prof. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kahounová Ludmila, Mgr.
  • Prudnikova Taťána, MSc. Ph.D.
Course content
Content of lectures and seminars: 1. Importance of school experiments in education 2. Planning and preparation of school experiments 3. Experiment and observation 4. Methodological sheets and protocols 5. Working with solids - crystallization of blue vitriol 6. Working with liquids - leaf dye extraction 7. Working with liquids - distillation of essential oils 8. Working with gases - preparation of CO2 9. Acid-base reactions and indicators 10. Precipitation reactions 11. Complexing reactions of metals 12. Water hardness School experiment of your choice

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Monitoring, Demonstration, Laboratory, Experiment
  • Preparation for credit - 6 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 36 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Technical and didactic aspects of experiments are discussed. Students will be able to practice fancy yet simple experiments in laboratory exercises and learn about experiments in the following areas: technique of work and manipulation with chemicals, safe conducting of experiments, color chemistry, motivation experiments (also fire, explosive) and other effect experiments. Lectures are accompanied by practical demonstrations. Safety rules are always respected in all attempts.
Students in laboratory exercises try out simple experiments, which are suitable and can be used in teaching chemistry at primary and secondary schools.
Basic knowledge of secondary school chemistry and biochemistry is a minimum requirement for students.

Assessment methods and criteria
Seminar work, Interim evaluation

To obtain the credit, students must actively participate in seminars and submit a seminar paper on a given topic.
Recommended literature
  • Čtrnáctová Hana a Halbrych Josef. Didaktika a technika chemických pokusů. Praha, 2006. ISBN 80-246-1192-9.
  • Heineckeová Liz Lee. Zábavné vědecké pokusy pro děti - 52 experimentů, které zvládnete doma v kuchyni. HarperCollins UK. 2016, ISBN: 978-80-7529-028-1.
  • Ivana Kutá Smatanová a Michal Kutý. Laboratorní cvičení z chemie. JU v Českých Budějovicích (2013), 279 stran, ISBN 978-80-87437-51-3.
  • Koloros Petr. Technika a didaktika školních chemických pokusů. České Budějovice, 1999. ISBN 80-7040-354-3.
  • Michal Kutý a Ivana Kutá Smatanová:. Chemie v příkladech. JU v Českých Budějovicích (2013), 269 stran, ISBN 978-80-87437-56-8.

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