ERIC Number: ED468198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
A Demonstration of Kinematics Principles.
Leonard, William J.; Gerace, William J.
This paper presents a teaching strategy based on showing students a two-part demonstration then asking them to predict the outcome and explain their predictions. The teaching approach focuses on students developing an understanding of the value of analyzing a situation in terms of basic concepts. Students also learn the advantage of simple reasoning over manipulating equations. (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Science), Higher Education, Mechanics (Physics), Science Education, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
For full text: http://umperg.physics.umass.edu/writings/online/.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Physics Education Research Group.