Partner 7 Istituto Tecnico Toscano and Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica (FST)

The Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica developed two case studies:

1. "The Discovery of the Dynamic Electricity and the Transformation of Long Distance Communications", an informal learning project that focusses on the birth of electrodynamics, its first practical applications and the transformations produced in society

2. "Steam, Work, Energy", consisting in the production of a kit with teaching material on the basis of thermodynamics including a DVD with videos explaining the functioning of instruments such as the Tyndall apparatus for boiling water with friction; the fire piston; instruments for determining the mechanic equivalent of the calorie (Joule’s and Puluj’s apparatus); Watt steam engine; the Prony’s dynamometric break.