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ERIC Number: EJ1046072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Inexpensive Equipment for the Physics Classroom
Koehn, Theodore
Science Teacher, v80 n8 p55-58 Nov 2013
The author taught for years in rural high schools, where students often helped their parents out around the house or farm with chores, learning basic mechanical skills that he could then build on in class. Then the author taught in an urban high school, where student skills often centered on video games and other electronics. The author knew that for them to attain full understanding, they would need to experience physics firsthand, not just virtually. To that end, he has created many low-cost labs over the years. This article describes several centered on the ramp. The labs described in this article are just a sampling of how inexpensive equipment can be made and used to engage students in the collection and analysis of data.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A