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ERIC Number: ED113130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 159
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The Design and Evaluation of a Series of Computer Simulated Experiments for Use in High School Physics.
Lunetta, Vincent Norman
The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a series of simulation dialogs utilizing certain computer capabilities. The series of simulations produced in the study parallel the fundamental, inductive experiments developed by the Physical Science Study Committee (PSSC) through which students generalize Newton's Second Law. Students learned the concepts using two simulation modes and participated in one of the following groups: Group I (Experimental) - these students interacted only with the film loops developed in the study and with the computer interactive dialogs; Group II (Experimental) - these students did not have access to computer terminals and interacted with the film loops and with simulated data and problem sheets and their teachers; Group III (Control) - these students studied the same concepts as students in the experimental groups, but they interacted with their teachers and with real laboratory materials (PSSC). Data collected in the study showed that learning was significantly higher in Group I than in the other two groups, and that learning was significantly lower in Group III than in the other two groups. Students in Group III spent more time in instructional activities than the students in the other two groups--8.3 times as long as Group I and 3.2 times as long as Group II. (Author/MLH)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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