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ERIC Number: EJ1017427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Amazing Physics: Learning about Work, Energy and Projectile Motion in a Historical Context
Tural, Guner
Physics Education, v48 n3 p336-343 May 2013
Teaching physics through a historical context provides effective learning and increases students' motivation for and interest in physics. For example, trebuchets and mangonels may be interesting historical contexts for learning about energy, work, and projectile motion. In this study, the implementation of physics lessons related to these subjects in historical contexts is described in detail, together with some results for students' achievements. The results indicate that historical contexts have the potential to improve the teaching of some specific physics topics.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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