FIS/03 (MATERIAL PHYSICS)
DEPARTMENT OF EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
(02/03/2020 - 12/06/2020)
30 lesson hours
Basic knowledge of physics (force, pressure, density, volume, speed)
Basics water skills are required (floating without external supports, crawl, breaststroke)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The course will explain how the water influences different physical phenomena as wave propagation, heat transmission and gas behavior
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
One of the course targets is to develop students ability to apply the theoretical concepts axplained during the lessons to scuba-diving.
Students will develop the ability to analyze pros and cons of different behaviours in theoretical scenarios. Additionally they wuill also be asked to continuously self-evaluate their performance during the in-water practical activities
Specific attention will be paid to the use of proper terms in verbal communication, and at the same time the importance of clear gestural communication underwater will be highlighted
LIFELONG LEARNING SKILLS:
A fundamental target of the course is making the students able to adapt their behavior according to the events and to the possible changes of underwater conditions.
The course is divided in three parts: lessons which will be carried out in the classroom, practical activities in the swimming pool, practical activities in the sea.
Theoretical lessons will be dedicated to explain new concepts, while stressing their consequences for the practical activities.
On the other side, practical activities will focus on two objectives:
1) Experimental demonstration of previously described phenomena
2) Giving the students all the information required to carry out underwater surveys in safety conditions
Lessons: 16 h/year
Practical activities: 14 h/year
Reccomended or required readings
The exam is composed by a written text (multiple choice + open-ended questions).
Improvements done during the practical activity in water will be subject to continuous evaluation
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030