Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC210904 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 自然システム理解実験(物理)
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Practical Work in Physics
ウメダ タカシ,ニオウズ アキノブ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds5-8:EDU K104,EDU L110
Lesson Style Experiment Lesson Style
(More Details)
Experiments, Work
Credits 1.0 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, experiments, utilization of computers
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
(Abilities and Skills)
・With regard to science education in secondary education, to be able to conduct basic observations and experiments, and to handle computer processing. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This is a specialized basic course of the Program in Science Education. The purpose of this course is for students to acquire the basic and fundamental skills for science observations and experiments, particularly physics, and to cultivate capabilities to examine and study the fundamentals and basics of physics through observations and experiments.
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidance
lesson2 Safety education and practical training
lesson3 Computer practice
lesson4 Gravitational acceleration measurement
lesson5 Measurement of coefficient of static friction
lesson6 Specific Heat Measurement
lesson7 String Vibration
lesson8 Law of conservation of momentum
lesson9 Centripetal force of constant velocity circular motion
lesson10 Charles' law
lesson11 Fabrication of a simple spectrometer
lesson12 Equipotential lines and lines of electric force
lesson13 Battery EMF and internal resistance
lesson14 Measurement of magnetic field by linear current
lesson15 Sound velocity measurement

Students are required to write a report after experiments and submit it before the next class.

Experiments will be conducted in the second session of each week, and presentation of experimental results and mutual evaluation of experimental reports will be conducted in the first session of the following week. 
Textbooks for the experiments will be distributed at the first guidance. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Textbook, Handouts
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
"Lesson1:Orientation. Students will be provided with explanations of preparation for experiments, safety matters, report writing methods, etc.
Lesson2: Students are expected to learn data processing utilizing computers
From Lesson3: Students are expected to read the textbooks and study procedures and fundamental theories to be prepared for experiments before each lesson. After experiments are done, students are expected to organize and analyze data and briefly report the contents of the experiments to the instructor before the end of each lesson.
After each lesson, students are required to write and submit a report on the results of the experiments and consideration.
Requirements "This course has two classes: one for students of the Program in Science Education and the other for other students. Due to the number of laboratory instruments, the upper limit of the number of students is 32 per class.
Special subject (science, physics experiments)
Required for students of the Program in Science Education
It is desirable that students have taken ‘Practical Work in Physics ‘ and “ Scientific Literacy of Physics I & II’.
The number of students who can take this course may be limited due to the reasons of the laboratory and laboratory equipment.
Grading Method Students will be evaluated based on contribution in experiments (40%) and reports (60%). The evaluation items are experiment reports, experiment notebooks, and state of experiments
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other Joint guidance for Natural System Understanding Experiments (Physics and Chemistry) will be given at the beginning of Term 3.
(If you take both physics and chemistry, you may take either term 3 or term 4 in either order.) 
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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