大家好，这里是武汉三牛中美中学官微与教学部联合策划的栏目「趣课堂」。我们将不定期通过不同学科的课堂实录，向各位家长充分展示我校教师的教学智慧与艺术。在这些课上，老师把主动权交给学生，启发他们的批判性思维、创造性思维，锻炼他们的口头表达能力、解决复杂问题的能力，让学生感受有别于传统教育的学习体验。本学期第一辑「趣课堂」，我们走进久违的高中物理课堂。授课老师Fahad Raza平安返回中国后，面对升入十年级不久的新鲜面孔，一如往常地用满满活力，激发同学们的学习热情，“枯燥”的物理知识变得一点都不无聊。这节物理课，Fahad Raza老师带领同学们结合数学与物理知识，巧妙掌握电容器的概念及运用。课后，授课老师Fahad Raza还亲自执笔，对课堂进行了回顾和总结
Integrating Disciplines to make Physics Super-Exciting
By : Fahad Raza
(San New School Physics Teacher)
Over the many years of teaching science and being an educator, I have come to the realization that students learn best through integrating different areas of science – Primarily, Physics, Data Analysis, Experimentation, Simulation, Technology, and a hint of Mathematics, etc. This leads to the students being able to explore the connections among the aforementioned branches of science and other fields.
The idea is to use at least one aspect/tool from each of the above areas to help students do an activity, project, or research. I take full advantage of the interdisciplinary approach to make my students better at being problem-solving, teamwork, and to prepare them for life after San New.
① A Quick 101 on Capacitors
A capacitor is an electronic component that takes advantage of separating charges to store energy as electric fields between its plates. Because Capacitors can quickly charge/discharge, they are used in Defibrillators. Defibrillators are medical devices used to treat life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias.
The activity was about analyzing different aspects of a capacitor and how they relate to each other.
I admire activities where students get to work with each other to maximize creativity, trust and enthusiasm.
③ Interdisciplinary Approach
Alright, back to the interdisciplinary approach and how I use it within projects and activities.
As mentioned before, the activity was an extension of what my students covered in Physics: Capacitors and its Applications.
It was designed to explore how certain qualities of a Capacitor are related to its physical structure. Students used a variety of tools from different disciplines during this activity.
The students had to use a simulation to complete this activity. The simulation was based on knowledge extensively covered in class. Such simulations provide an important method for analysis because they make experimentation possible and convenient on digital platforms.
After that, the students had to tabulate values they got using the simulation on Excel which, for this activity, was our software of choice.
Excel is a powerful software for Data Analyzation, something the students had to do during this activity. The idea was to graph the relationship between two variables and see how changing one of them impacts the other.
Last but not the least, they had to consolidate their findings in a report which marked the completion of the activity.