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ERIC Number: ED111596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 131
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Computer-Simulated Experiments in High School Physics and Chemistry.
Jones, James Edward
This study investigated the feasibility of using computer-simulated experiments in high school physics and chemistry. Fifteen sections of students enrolled in high school physics and chemistry were randomly divided into experimental and control groups. A series of 10 experiments was done by use of computer simulation in the experimental group; whereas the control group carried out the investigation with traditional laboratory equipment. Achievement tests were given over each of the experiments. Pretests and posttests were used to determine attitudes toward the subject, laboratory work, and computer as a laboratory aid, and toward using a computer terminal. Findings of the study included: (1) the attitudes of the two groups toward the subject and toward laboratory work were not significantly different before the experiment or after the experiment; (2) at the start of the experiment, the experimental group's attitude toward the computer as a laboratory aid was not significantly different from the attitude of the control group; (3) at the close of the experiment, the experimental group's attitude toward the computer as a laboratory aid was significantly more positive than the attitude of the control group; and (4) the achievement test mean scores for the two groups were not significantly different. (Author/MLH)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Iowa State University