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Un inglese pratico per scienza pratica


Talking About Science è un progetto divulgazione di scienza in lingua Inglese, indirizzato sopratutto ma non esclusivamente, al livello pre-universitario.

L’Inglese è de facto la lingua franca delle scienze moderne e le materie scientifiche offrono un’ottima opportunità di mettere in pratica una lingua che spesso è acquisita solo in un contesto di letteratura.

Formato flessibile

  • Lezione: misto fra frontale e approccio CLIL (Content Language and Integrated Learning) integrando materiali esterno con il programma normale

  • Laboratori / workshops/ seminar: gruppi piu’ piccoli

  • Lecture in aula magna

Modus Operandi
Lavorando in stretto contatto con gli insegnanti di scienza e di lingua per concordare il contenuto del intervento facendo riferimento a libri di testo comuni (es. Valitutti ecc) e proponendo attivita’ per coinvolgere gli studenti con valutazione finale di apprendimento ove richiesto (quiz, test orale).

nanodropresizedThe world at the nano scale is very different to the world we experience as humans. The rules governing the forces at work change dramatically was objects get smaller. This allows us to create new materials with amazing properties.


OrganicChemistryThe kitchen is the part of the house where we come into close contact with all different aspects of chemistry on a daily basis from kinetics and thermodynamics to organic and physical chemistry.

OrganicChemistryChemistry is at the heart of modern society, from your smartphone to what you eat This lecture encourages a reflection on how the history of chemistry is intimately linked to the growth of civilisation.

ClimateThe climate change debate is one of the key emerging themes of the 21stcentury potentially affecting everyone on the planet in one way or another. The subject is complex and relevant.

FermentationFermentation is an important industrial process used not only in the food industry but also in the production of important medicines such as penicillin.

AcidBasesWe find acids and bases in the kitchen and around the house but why are some substances acid and some substances basic? How can we compare the acidity of compounds?

Magnetism“Prof, non è scienza è magia...!” (Quote from a student!)

FluidsWhat floats your boat? Boats float because of Archimedes’ principle of displacement. Stevin’s law describes how pressure varies with depth. These two principles have important consequences in everyday life from getting into bath tubs to deep sea-diving..

RedoxOxidation and reduction processes are key reactions in chemistry and biochemistry and have important consequences in everyday life. This short unit proposes an electrochemical laboratory as an ideal way to understand the principles involved.

OrganicChemistryOrganic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon and carbon is the stuff of life so an understanding of organic chemistry is at the basis of an understanding of biological processes. Our society and our economies are based on industrial organic chemistry.

PeriodicTableThe form of the periodic table is closely associated with the electronic structures of the different elements that compose it. The table can tell us many things about the elements if we know how to read it.

TheAtomThe periodic table is iconic, but why are the elements arranged in this way? What is the relationship between the position of an element how it reacts with other elements and its atomic structure?


GasLawsAn understanding of the laws governing the relationships between pressure, temperature and volume of a gas is fundamental to understanding many phenomena in the natural world.


AstronomyWhy is the moon covered in craters? What about Earth? Where else can we find craters in the solar system? What do they tell us about planets?

MineralsWhere would we be without the metals that we extract from different minerals found across the surface of the Earth and underground? From jewellry to bricks, minerals are all around us.



KineticsChemical kinetics is all around us. Reactions occur at different rates and this allows us to drive a car, digest our food and enjoy fireworks. This unit explores some of the principles of chemical kinetics from an experimental point of view.

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