Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC213004 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 物理教材内容論I
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Teaching Contents of Physics I
カサギ テルヒロ,ウメダ タカシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Fri3-6:EDU L102
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture-oriented, Note-taking, Discussions
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords Physics, thermodynamics
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Secondary School Science Education
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・By deepening basic understanding of science subjects taught in secondary education (physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science), to be able to explain teaching contents.
(Abilities and Skills)
・Based on meticulous analysis and examination of science education in secondary education (including observation and examinations), to be able to design classes and develop teaching materials. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This is a specialized subject of the Program in Science Education. The purpose of this course is for students to learn and understand specialized knowledge of physics among other science subjects. In pParticular, this course will focus on thermal dynamics among other teaching contents of junior high school and high school physics, and provide students with an opportunity to understand its academic meaning and acquire specialized knowledge needed for teaching the subject. 
Class Schedule Lesson1: Heat Phenomena and Thermodynamics
Lesson2: Heat and Temperature
Lesson2: Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Expansion
Lesson4:Thermodynamics of Water
Lesson5: The three states of matter and Phase Transition
Lesson6: The First Law of Thermodynamics
Lesson7: Specific Heat of  Ideal Gas
Lesson8: Entropy
Lesson9: The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Lesson10: Heat Engine
Lesson11: Carnot's Cycle
Lesson12: Equation of State of Actual Gas
Lesson13: Energy and Thermodynamic Function
Lesson14: Thermodynamics and Conversion of Independent Variables
Lesson15:Relational Expression of Thermodynamics 
Handouts will be distributed. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Text, Handouts 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
"Every lesson will be a lecture-oriented lesson based on handouts. It will be essential for students to read the handouts and review the contents of the lecture after every lesson. There will be a small quiz about the previous lesson in every lesson. Therefor, reviewing will be important for grade.
Requirements "Special subject (science, physics)
It is desirable that students have taken ’Basic Knowledge of Physics' and' Scientific Literacy of Physics I & II'" 
Grading Method Students will be evaluated based on class attendance/performance, reports and exam. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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