ERIC Number: EJ1025036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Archimedes in Action
Vo, Phong T.
Physics Teacher, v51 n8 p498-499 Nov 2013
Hands-on learning is very effective in teaching physical concepts to students. Applying the principles they learn to a real-life situation, students are more likely to retain this knowledge, especially when it is presented in a stimulating format. With this in mind, we present here a high school physics project in which students apply basic hydrostatics to construct corrugated cardboard boats capable of supporting two individuals across the length of a high school pool.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Hands on Science, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts, Relevance (Education), Secondary School Science, High Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A