Estudo do Meio Físico-Natural III - Educação Básica - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 3 / 1º Semestre
Plan: 2015/16
Scientific Area: EME
Level: Básico

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical: 24.00
Pratical and Laboratorial: 30.00
Fieldwork: 6.00


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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Educação Básica - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2015/16

Teaching Staff

Egberto Melo Moreira Júnior
Egberto Melo Moreira Júnior

Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico
Ensino prático e laboratorial
Trabalho de campo

Course Information

Course Objectivs

The Students should acquire the following pedagogical skills:

-Scientific Method fundamentals applied to Natural Sciences;

-Main concepts, principles, laws and theories pertaining to Natural Sciences;

-Observe and describe events intrinsic to Natural Sciences, manipulate objects, and identify common patterns in nature;

-Problem formulation (arising from experimental activities,  learning targets, taking into consideration student's previous concepts, the state-of-the-art knowledge, the aimed syllabus targets, as well as the  particularities, advantages and disadvantages referring to each proposed alternative solution or perspective);

-Legal and ethical teacher's liabilities;

-Animal Right employed in study and research;

-Health and Safety regulations applied to lab environment;

-Develop social skills to promote positive relationship wihtin the community.

Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation shall be based on the presentation of seminars by groups consisting of 2 or 3 students, as well as on an Intermidiary Exam.

Seminar topics will be proposed in common agreement between faculty and students, considering aspects addressed by the syllabus;

  • The evaluation will be based on student's performance at seminar?s presentation, depending on the ability of interpretation, synthesis and preparation of the syllabus (50%); clarity in work presentation (25%); originality (10%), accuracy in language usage (15%);
  • The grade accrued at the seminars cannot be possibly retrieved at extraordinary / special period of exams;
  • The dead-line to hand in all written elements in respect to seminars will be agreed with the students.

The groups of students who do not obtain the minimum score of 15 values in the seminar evaluation, must submit to an Intermidiary Exam being the final mean calculated according to the weighted formula: (Note of the seminar x 2) + (1 x Note of the Intermidiary Exam)/3

Program Resume (get program detail)


Chapter 1. The chemical composition of living beings;

Chapter 2. Cell Biology;

Chapter 3. Genetics and Heredity;

Chapter 4. The Kingdom Monera (Domain Archaea and Bacteria), Protist and Fungi (Domain Eukaryota);

Chapter 5. Plant Biology

Chapter 6. Animal Biology

Chapter 7. Human Biology

Chapter 8. Ecology of populations and communities

Main Bibliography

  1. Boehm, A.E., Weinberg, R.A. (1997); The classroom observer - Developing observation skills in Early Childhood Settings; London; Teachers College Press.
  2. Cachapuz, A., Paria, J., Jorge, M. (2002); Ciência, educação em ciência e ensino das ciências; Liso; ME.
  3. Freire, P. (1996); Pedagogia da autonomia: saberes necessários à prática educativa; 14ª edição, São Paulo: Paz e Terra.
  4. Martins, I. P., Veiga, L., Teixeira, F., Tenreiro  Vieira, C., Vieira, R., Rodrigues, A. V., Couceiro, F. (2006); Educação em Ciências e Ensino Experimental no 1º Ciclo EB. Lisboa; Ministério da Educação.
  5. Ministério da Educação (1997); Orientações curriculares para a Educação Pré-escolar. 94 pp.
  6. Ministério da Educação; Curriculum Nacional do Ensino Básico. Competências essenciais. 240pp
  7. Sá, J. & Varela, P. (2004); Crianças aprendem a pensar ciências - Uma abordagem interdisciplinar; Colecção Panorama; Porto Editora; 144p.
  8. Sá & Varela. P. (2007); Das ciências experimentais à literacia - Uma proposta didáctica para o 1º ciclo; Colecção Panorama; Porto Editora; 160 pp.
  9. Ward, H., Roden, J., Welett, C., Foreman, J. (2005); Teaching science in the primary classroom;  A practical guide; London; Paul Chapman Publishing.
  10. Pujol, R. M. (2003); Didáctica de las ciencias en la educación primaria; Madrid; Síntesis Educación.
  11. Sá, J. (2002); Renovar as práticas no 1º Ciclo pela via das ciências da natureza; 2ª edição actualizada. Porto: Porto Editora.
  12. Vieira, R.M., Tenreiro-Vieira, C. (2005); Estratégias de ensino/aprendizagem - O questionamento promotor do pensamento critico; Editorial do Instituto Piaget.

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