ERIC Number: ED260932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Physics. Student Investigations and Readings. Investigations in Natural Science.
Renner, John W.; And Others
Investigations in Natural Science is a program in secondary school biology, chemistry, and physics based upon the description of science as a quest for knowledge, not the knowledge itself. This student manual contains the 36 physics investigations which focus on concepts related to: movement; vectors; falling objects; force and acceleration; a property of matter; mass and acceleration; laws of motion; circular motion; gravitational attraction; friction; the balance; the NBP (natural balance point); multiple forces; the lever; other machines; the inclined plane; energy; measuring heat; measuring heat in solids; circuits and currents; electrical circuits; electricity at rest; magnetism; currents and magnetism; light; light and plane mirrors; light and concave mirrors; refraction of light; light and converging lenses; waves; waves and barriers; speed of a wave; meeting waves; periodic wave relationships; sound; and harmonics. Each investigation (which is accompanied by one or more readings with questions to answer) includes activities related to the three learning cycle components, namely, exploration, conceptual invention (the idea), and expansion of the idea. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Costa Rica Univ., San Jose. Research Inst. for the Improvement of Costa Rican Education.; Norman Independent School District 29, OK.
Note: For teacher's guide see SE 045 971. A joint project of the Science Education Center, University of Oklahoma and the Science Department, Senior High School of Norman Public Schools.