Jul 3 – 7, 2023
Faculty of Science, UPJS, Košice, Slovakia
Europe/Bratislava timezone

Some experiments to teach the physical bases of the greenhouse effect: thermal emission and selective absorption

Jul 5, 2023, 3:40 PM
20m
Poster 1 (Socrates)

Poster 1

Socrates

Speaker

Stefano Toffaletti (Physical Science Communication Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Trento, Via Sommarive, 38050 Povo (Trento), Italy)

Description

The understanding of the anthropic greenhouse effect (GHE) rests on two key concepts, namely thermal emission and the interaction of different kinds of electromagnetic radiation with different kinds of matter. A survey of the existing Physics Education research concerning the GHE and climate change shows that students have in general a poor understanding of such concepts. In this work, we present some experiments designed to foster their learning. We shall moreover show how the learning outcomes of the students have improved after the incorporation of these experiments in a pre-existing teaching-learning sequence focused on the physical bases of the GHE.

How would you like to present your contribution? Live in Košice (time slot to be allotted based on the programme)
Target education level (primary) Upper-secondary education
Target education level (secondary, optional) Lower-secondary education

Primary author

Stefano Toffaletti (Physical Science Communication Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Trento, Via Sommarive, 38050 Povo (Trento), Italy)

Co-authors

Mrs Camilla Fiorello (University of Trento , Department of Physics, Physical Science Communication Laboratory) Eugenio Tufino (University of Trento, Physics department) Marco Di Mauro (University of Trento) Massimiliano Malgieri Pasquale Onorato (University of Trento) Stefano Oss (University of Trento) Tommaso Rosi

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