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introducing ourselves

Poster about the Physics Education Departement:

Download german version: "Wir über uns 2011"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open House in the Alfried Krupp-Science Lab for School Students 2010

collage by Stefan Uhlmann

Also this year the Department of Physics Education got involved in the Open House in the Alfried Krupp-Science Lab. 

On 06.02.2010, 500 enthusiastic visitors came to the science lab and learned about blinking hearts, streamers in plasma spheres, the detection of starch and DNA-extraction.



We presented the following projects: 

  • Bilingual Plasma Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Nature of Science
  • Flying
  • Wind Energy

 

 

 

picture-collage

 

 

 

 

 

Campus-Run 2009

 

The Department of Physics Education at the campus run of the RUB 10th June, 2009. More pictures available from: www.StefanUhlmann.de (external)

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

"We about us“ 2009

The Department of Physics Education introduces itself in the form of a poster. 


download poster "We about us 2009"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Possible ways of experimenting with the plasma sphere

Here you can download the poster about “Possible ways of experimenting with the plasma sphere“, which Stefan Uhlmann presented at the spring conference of the DPG 2009 in Bochum.

The phrase 'plasma physics' is seldomly used at school, however, a lot of the elements of plasma physics are fixed parts of the lesson plans. As examples, atom models, atomic spectrums, aggregate states, electrical fields etc. shall be mentioned here. On the basis of commercially available and in comparison to professional teaching devices very cheap “plasma spheres“ this poster shall present an overview of possible introductory and deepening experiments with the plasma sphere. The spectrum ranges from simple introductory experiments as a result of an exploration with the plasma sphere and further everyday devices (e.g. fluorescent lamps, energy saving lamps, glow lamps, ...) to advanced experiments such as for example the determination of the filling gas by means of spectroscopic methods as well as the measurement of the electric field of the plasma sphere. 

 

 

 

 

 

MIS-Project 2009 Mobility

Move in Science Project 2009

More Information about the project itself: here


"Some" impressions of the four week mobility (March-April 2009): here (external)

 

 

 

DPG spring conference 2009 in Bochum

The spring conference 2009 of the professional association “Didaktik der Physik“ of the DPG in BOCHUM. 

Research in Science Education in Europe (ESERA)


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Open House in the Alfried Krupp-Science Lab for School Students 2009

Also this year the Department of Physics Education engaged in the open house in the Afried Krupp-science lab for school students of the Ruhr-University Bochum.

07.02.2009

The feedback on the open house was overwhelming. About 700 interested people – and thus 200 more than the year before – took part in the hands-on-activities, conducted exciting experiments and bombarded scientists with questions.

The following science lab projects were introduced:

  • Bilingual Plasma Physics Project
  • Plasma Physics and Nature of Science
  • Flying
  • Wind Energy

selected pictures are available here.

collage of the pictures

E-LEARNING: MEDIA-SUPPORTED ASSIGNMENTS

Media-supported assignments in physics lessons


 

 

Project supervisors:

Dr. Heike Theyßen, University of Dortmund
Dr. Gabriela Jonas-Ahrend, University of Dortmund
Dr. Knut Neumann, University of Duisburg-Essen
Prof. Dr. Burkhard Priemer
, Ruhr-University Bochum
Stefan Uhlmann, Ruhr-University Bochum

 

Subject of the program is the development and implementation of an eLearning-course about the theory-based development and evaluation of media-supported physics assignments serving the development of competences and diagnostics in physics classes. The goal is to on the one hand familiarize the students with the spectrum of available media and their educational advantages and disadvantages and on the other hand also to familiarize them with the principals of the development of assignments.

The course was developed in the summer semester 2008 and will be taught in the winter semester 2008/2009 at all three participating universities for the first time. Platform for the organization, the exchange of materials and communication within the class is Moodle: to the course

The use of new media in physics classes through visualization of scientific-specific issues, simulations, animations, interactive screen-experiments and similar things promises a considerable additional value, however also poses new media-pedagogical and –didactical demands on the teachers. Against the background of this the applicants create an E-Learning module dealing with the development and evaluation of media-supported physics assignments serving the development of competencies and diagnostics.


The participants are familiarized with the principals of assignment development while systematically including new media. Thereby, educational advantages as well as disadvantages are discussed. The course is laid out as a Blended Learning Scenario. Three attendance meetings and diverse virtual lesson offers are carefully co-ordinated and imbedded in a support- cooperation- and communication-concept. The E-Learning course is established on the learning-platform Moodle, which offers diverse tools for virtual communication and cooperation. 

 

The project is supported in the context of the project Ruhr Campus Online.

LECTURER OF THE YEAR 07/08


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CAMPUS-RUN 2008

Also this year the Department of Physics Education took part in the Uni-Run.

5km Run

Position

AK

start nr.

name

AK

Club

gross

net

70

(53)

135

Fürstner, Sina (DEU)

WHK

Didaktik der Physik

00:33:31

00:33:19

116

(80)

133

Goy, Rene (DEU)

MHK

Didaktik der Physik

00:27:10

00:26:55

146

(10)

140

Kirchner, Stefan (DEU)

M35

Didaktik der Physik

00:29:04

00:28:48

67

(50)

130

Korsten, Claudia (DEU)

WHK

Didaktik der Physik

00:33:01

00:32:44

192

(133)

110

Wienemann, Martin (DEU)

MHK

Didaktik der Physik

00:45:42

00:45:29

 



Half Marathon

Position

AK

start nr.

name

AK

club

gross

net

6

(3)

273

Prof. Priemer, Burkhard (DEU)

M40

Didaktik der Physik

01:28:15

01:28:14

88

(31)

275

Uhlmann, Stefan (DEU)

MHK

Didaktik der Physik

01:54:06

01:54:04

 



Additional pictures of the run are available from   Stefan Uhlmann (external)

M I S -- Move in Science

The Departement of Physics Education of the Ruhr-University is participating in a new international project: MIS -- Move in Science.

Project Summary

The Project proposal is built on the need of developing competences and knowledge in the educational field of the INITIAL TEACHER EDUCATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AREAS with specific reference to the PCK methodology.

The general aim of the project is to weigh on initial teacher education and, secondly, on in service teaching, of the scientific and technological areas so to make more attractive the perspective of scientific careers on the so called “hard subjects” for new generations. Specifically, the project will aim at:

  • creating a working group at European level composed by trainers of prospective teachers, teachers of  science and technology areas, which will develop an educational approach based on Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK)* development  diffused  to institutions dealing with initial teacher education (secondary school level);
  • testing on training paths for prospective teachers of the partner institutions the initiation, by means of a seminar-like methodology, of research groups involving at the same working table teacher trainers, prospective teachers and in service teachers (target group);
  • Elaborating, publishing and diffusing of the HANDBOOK including pedagogical materials for the PCK development, published on line;
  • Realising experimentation and exchange paths of the PCK development among prospective teachers of science and technology areas through mobility actions abroad.

The project will contribute to enhance the idea of international co-operation among education institutions and mobility of science and technology prospective teachers, improving initial teacher education for secondary school and allowing for a better and more motivated teaching/learning in Science and Technology areas. Improving the quality of teaching these subjects so to make learning more attractive and improving the dissemination of the project outcomes through the publication of a Comenius seminar.

 

 

 

 

OPEN HOUSE in the science lab for school students 2008

Also this year the Department of Physics Education took part in the Open House in the Alfried Krupp-Science Lab for School Students.

09.02.2008

Find some impressions of the day here. 

 

 

 

 

 

FEMALE PUPIL PROJECT WEEK AUTUMN 2007

 

 

The Department of Physics Education has participated with the project “wind wheels” in the female pupils project week called “looking into foreign worlds”.

24.-28.09.2007

Information about the project week (external). 

The transparencies of the lecture in the pdf-format.

A selection of the taken pictures.

 

 

  

PLASMA PROJECT

The “plasma” project in the Alfried Krupp-science lab for school students at the Ruhr-University Bochum was designed in the context of the teacher training of the Department of Physics Education in the “seminar for the development and evaluation of physics classes” in the summer semester 2007.

Pictures of the first field trial 19.06.2007. 

In the winter semester 2007/2008 this project undergoes further development so that it can afterwards be regularly offered at the science lab for school students.

 

 

RUBISSIMO 2007

The Department of Physics Education at the Campus Run of the RUB on 06.06.2007.

More pictures here: www.StefanUhlmann.de (external)

Runners (5 km):

Julia Glomski
Rene Goy
Gregor Gruschka
Stefan Kirchner
Claudia Korsten
Bettina Kreiter

Runners (15 km):

Burkhard Priemer
Stefan Uhlmann

FOG-WIND-TUNNEL for the production of flow pictures

The Department of Physics Education of the Ruhr-University Bochum developed an experiment with a fog-wind-tunnel, which enables them to make flows visible. First impressions as well as a list of publications with assembly instructions and didactical reflection you can find here...

(the illustration on the right shows a boundary vortex behind a wing)

further information...  

Publications about this topic:

  • Uhlmann, St.; Priemer, B. (2007): Konstruktion eines Nebelwindkanals zur Erzeugung von Strömungsbildern. In: Nordmeier, V.; Oberländer, A. (Hrsg.): Didaktik der Physik - Regensburg 2007. Berlin: Lehmanns Media 
  • Priemer, B. & Schmidt, T. (2007). Aerodynamic experiments with an observable air flow: a fog-wind-tunnel. Physics Education 42, 365-368.
  • Priemer, B. & Schmidt, T. (2008). Ein Nebelwindkanal im Selbstbau: einfache Erzeugung von Stromlinien und Messung von Strömungsgeschwindigkeiten. Der mathematische und naturwissenschaftliche Unterricht 61/4, 217-223.

Poster about the Project "Flying"

Download of the current poster of the project “Flying” in the science lab for school students:

WEB-Version (about 4Mb, pdf)

Please register for the project via the homepage of the science lab.  

The project covered by media: schule.wdr.de.

Why can extremely heavy planes fly? The secret is above all hidden in the wings. In this project the participants learn about the influence the form of the wings – the so-called profile – and the angle to the air stream – the so-called angle of approach – have. In experiments they will look into the connection between buoyancy force and aerodynamic resistance. With the help of their results they will build their own small wings and try them out with a model airplane.

 

Aim

The project conveys the essential knowledge of fluid mechanics, which is necessary to understand why planes can fly. With regards to contents the project adds to the physics lessons at school as well as interdisciplinary teaching units about the topics aerodynamics and technics. 

 

Previous knowledge

The project does not require any previous knowledge about the topic. Helpful, however, might be the knowledge about the terms pressure, force, buoyancy, aerodynamic resistance and velocity.  

 

Organization

This project

  • is for pupils of the school years 8 to 13
  • can be booked by groups with up to 30 participants
  • usually lasts from 9am to 15pm (breaks included)

PUPIL PROJECT WEEK EASTER 2007

The department for physics education was involved in the pupil project week called "Looking into Foreign Worlds" with the project "Wind Wheels". 
02.-05.04.2007

Information about the project week (external).

The slides of the lecture in the pdf-format.

A selection of the taken pictures.

 

 

 

POSTER ABOUT THE PROJECT “WIND ENERGY”

Download of the current poster about the project “wind energy”:

small version (about 1Mb, pdf) 

large version (about 8Mb, pdf) 

Please register for the project via the homepage of the science lab. 

 How do windmills produce electricity? The secret lies especially in the form of their large wings. In this project the participants learn, what energy actually is and how one can efficiently win energy from wind. In experiments the pupils build their own little windmills and then test them.

Aim 

The so-called regenerative energies are an up to date and very important topic. The project conveys the essential knowledge of fluid mechanics, which is necessary to understand how windmills work. With regards to contents the project adds to the physics lessons at school as well as interdisciplinary teaching units about the topics energy, ecology and technics.

Schedule

After a short thematic introduction the main focus of the project is on the pupils experimenting independently: the development of their own rotor blades is most important here. The pupils design, construct and optimize appropriate wings for little models of wind power plants. Their quality they determine with the help of stress optimization and power measurement. 

Previous knowledge

The project does not require any previous knowledge about the topic. Helpful, however, might be the knowledge about the terms pressure, force, voltage, amperage and power. 

Organization

This project

  • is for pupils of the school years 8 to 12
  • can be booked by groups with up to 30 participants
  • usually lasts from 9am to 15pm (breaks included)

 

 

Project: "Flying"

The project “flying” in the science laboratory for school students at the Ruhr-University Bochum

The project was developed in the course of a teacher training arranged by the Department of Physics Education in the “seminar for planning and testing of physics lessons” in the winter semester 2006/2007.

Pictures of the first trial on 19.12.2006.

Pictures of the second trial on 26.01.2007.

Pictures of the third trial on 02.02.2007.

 

 

FEMALE pupil PROJECT WEEK 2006

The Department of Physics Education participated with the project “wind mills” in the female project week “looking into foreign worlds”.

09.-13.10.2006

Information about the project week (external). 

The slides of the lecture in the pdf-format.

A selection of the taken pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“ABOUT US” 2007

The Department of Physics Education at the Ruhr-University Bochum introduces itself in the form of a poster.

download poster "We About Us" 

download poster "We About Us" printing version