Chimica nella Scuola https://chimicanellascuola.it/index.php/cns <p>La rivista CnS – La Chimica nella Scuola costituisce un ausilio di ordine scientifico, professionale e tecnico per i docenti delle scuole di ogni ordine e grado e dell’Università; si offre come luogo di confronto delle idee e delle esperienze didattiche nelle discipline chimiche.</p> CLUEB srl en-US Chimica nella Scuola 0392-8942 COP28: molte fumate nere e una fumata grigia https://chimicanellascuola.it/index.php/cns/article/view/146 Margherita Venturi Copyright (c) 2024 Margherita Venturi https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-01-25 2024-01-25 5 5 1 4 Elementi chimici strategici e critici https://chimicanellascuola.it/index.php/cns/article/view/147 <p>The article deals with the problem of strategic and critical materials, explaining their meaning and listing the today 34 critical raw materials. Then it addresses the European situation and focuses on the issue and the measures taken to reduce Europe’s strong dependence on third countries. The situation of Italy in this field is also presented. Finally, some examples of critical raw materials are examined, discussing the future need to their recycling on a large scale.</p> Fabio Olmi Copyright (c) 2024 Fabio Olmi https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-01-25 2024-01-25 5 5 5 21 Condensazione aldolica e visual thinking https://chimicanellascuola.it/index.php/cns/article/view/148 <p>An alternative to the implementation of the classic lab notebook is proposed, in which visualization and schematization strategies are carried out in the inclusive view toward students preferring pencil over pen, drawing over text. Everything is included in a Green Organic Chemistry pathway, based on the carbonyl compounds and related aldol synthesis.</p> Giulia Castiglioni Copyright (c) 2024 Giulia Castiglioni https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-01-25 2024-01-25 5 5 22 30 3Rs e i prodotti del futuro https://chimicanellascuola.it/index.php/cns/article/view/149 <p>The work 3Rs and the product of the future, developed by the three authors Iro koliakou, Anders Floren and Maria Zambrotta, aims to stimulate reflection on more sustainable productions, starting with both raw and recycled materials. The abbreviation “3 R’s” stands for Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle and encapsulates the aims of the activities: the impact of daily plastic use is highlighted, several workshop activities on the study and reuse of wool, and the production of cement from mussel shells are presented. The goals are to engage students in active learning and stimulate their critical thinking. In the online publication curated by Science on Stage, the following three sections are developed: (1) Bioplastics concerning an in-depth look at the use of plastics and the production of bioplastics; (2) Wool as a resource; in this regard some teaching units are published on wool as a raw material for bio-based products and the production of different products through simple chemistry experiments are reported; (3) How to make cement from mussel shells in which the production of cement using biomaterials is illustrated. In this article will be presented only the section related to the Wool.</p> Maria Zambrotta Copyright (c) 2024 Maria Zambrotta https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-01-25 2024-01-25 5 5 31 46 Il cibo che mangi(amo): gli zuccheri https://chimicanellascuola.it/index.php/cns/article/view/150 <p>This article reports a fragment of the activities carried out in the Experimental Thesis path proposed in two fourth classes of the Primary School. Thanks to this path, the adoption of proper nutrition is promoted, making use of an Experiential Laboratory and cooperative teaching methodologies, capable of privileging the collective construction of knowledge. The field of Food Education is extensively explored, starting with the dimension “Me and food”, continuing with “Me, food and eating habits” and ending with “Me, food and the environment”. The part of the pathway described in detail here concerns eating habits, with a focus on sugar.</p> Luisa Bertinetto Francesca Turco Copyright (c) 2024 Luisa Bertinetto, Francesca Turco https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-01-25 2024-01-25 5 5 47 54 L’Istituto di Chimica dell’Università di Roma sotto la direzione di Nicola Parravano https://chimicanellascuola.it/index.php/cns/article/view/151 <p>Nicola Parravano was one of the main protagonists of the Italian chemical community in the years between the two world wars. In that period, he was, among his many offices, the Director of the Chemical Institute of the Royal University of Rome. In this article the history of this institution is reconstructed and the personalities who worked in it are recalled, to better highlight the ideas and choices that inspired Parravano’s scientific and political action.</p> Franco Calascibetta Copyright (c) 2024 Franco Calascibetta https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-01-25 2024-01-25 5 5 55 74 Andiamo al museo! https://chimicanellascuola.it/index.php/cns/article/view/152 <p>In this contribution a didactic project by the University of Pisa for students attending the degree course in Primary Education is briefly described.</p> Valentina Domenici Copyright (c) 2024 claudiotubertini claudiotubertini; Valentina Domenici https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-01-25 2024-01-25 5 5 75 79 Tre contributi di Vincenzo Balzani sui quali meditare https://chimicanellascuola.it/index.php/cns/article/view/153 <p>Tre contributi di Vincenzo Balzani, professore emerito di Chimica all’Università di Bologna, su temi di grande attualità, pubblicati sul Supplemento Bo7 di Avvenire e sul Blog Chimica e Società</p> Vincenzo Balzani Copyright (c) 2024 Vincenzo Balzani https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-01-25 2024-01-25 5 5 80 85 Museo della Natura e dell’Uomo: un viaggio al centro della Terra https://chimicanellascuola.it/index.php/cns/article/view/154 Margherita Venturi Copyright (c) 2024 Margherita Venturi https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-01-25 2024-01-25 5 5 86 87 La festa dei cento anni del planetario e la storia del planetario di Roma https://chimicanellascuola.it/index.php/cns/article/view/155 Luigi Campanella Copyright (c) 2024 Luigi Campanella https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-01-25 2024-01-25 5 5 88 89 Perché i nostri laureati hanno difficoltà a trovare lavoro? https://chimicanellascuola.it/index.php/cns/article/view/156 Luigi Campanella Copyright (c) 2024 Luigi Campanella https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-01-25 2024-01-25 5 5 90 90 Una conferenza di didattica importante per i chimici: mettere in agenda la data! https://chimicanellascuola.it/index.php/cns/article/view/157 Antonella Rossi Copyright (c) 2024 Antonella Rossi https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-01-25 2024-01-25 5 5 91 91