ERIC Number: EJ1024163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Hockey, iPads, and Projectile Motion in a Physics Classroom
Hechter, Richard P.
Physics Teacher, v51 n6 p346-347 Sep 2013
With the increased availability of modern technology and handheld probeware for classrooms, the iPad and the Video Physics application developed by Vernier are used to capture and analyze the motion of an ice hockey puck within secondary-level physics education. Students collect, analyze, and generate digital modes of representation of physics phenomena using modern technologies to complement theoretical plots. This activity acknowledges hockey players' implicit understanding of the launch angle and initial velocity of a saucer pass as basic projectile motion while engaging students in authentic physics-based problem solving.
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Handheld Devices, Computer Oriented Programs, Motion, Team Sports, Secondary School Science, Computer Uses in Education, Science Activities, Scientific Concepts, Problem Solving
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A