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ERIC Number: ED285725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: 0
Educational Software for Teaching Physics: Commercial Packages.
Gjertsen, Margaret; Risley, John S.
The Physics Teacher, May 1987
This document was developed to help teachers locate computer software to enhance the teaching of traditional physics at all educational levels. It contains a table listing approximately 900 packages. The table is organized by type of computer (Apple II, Atari, Commodore, IBM PC, Macintosh, and TRS-80) and is alphabetized first by publisher and then by title. The title used for the software is the most recent title from the publisher's catalog. The topics listed include the traditional subjects in physics as well as some on scientific thinking, mathematics topics used in teaching physics, and astronomy. The 14 major subjects included are: (1) astronomy; (2) electricity and magnetism; (3) general science; (4) mathematical physics; (5) measurement; (6) mechanics; (7) modern physics; (8) optics; (9) physics (multiple topics); (10) physics laboratory; (11) science (deductive reasoning and the scientific method); (12) thermodynamics; (13) waves; and (14) teacher utility packages. Many entries are also identified as to minor subjects addressed. The table also lists the appropriate grade level for the package, program type (intended use, e.g., tutorial, simulation, game), and cost. (TW)
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Measurement, Optics, Physics, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Materials, Secondary School Science, Thermodynamics
Physics Courseware Laboratory, Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8202 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Physics.