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ERIC Number: EJ1032823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Kinesthetic Investigations in the Physics Classroom
Whitworth, Brooke A.; Chiu, Jennifer L.; Bell, Randy L.
Physics Teacher, v52 n2 p91-93 Feb 2014
Creating investigations that allow students to see physics in their everyday world and to be kinesthetically active outside of the traditional physics classroom can be incredibly engaging and effective. The investigations we developed were inquiry investigations in which students engaged in concrete experiences before we discussed the abstract concepts and derived the mathematical relationships. In this article, we describe the approach to inquiry used and an explanation of kinesthetic investigations in general. We then provide a description of several of the investigations and some examples of how students responded to them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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