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ERIC Number: EJ1056945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Analyzing Oscillations of a Rolling Cart Using Smartphones and Tablets
Egri, Sandor; Szabo, Lorant
Physics Teacher, v53 n3 p162-164 Mar 2015
It is well known that "interactive engagement" helps students to understand basic concepts in physics. Performing experiments and analyzing measured data are effective ways to realize interactive engagement, in our view. Some experiments need special equipment, measuring instruments, or laboratories, but in this activity we advocate student use of mobile phones or tablets to take experimental data. Applying their own devices and measuring simple phenomena from everyday life can improve student interest, while still allowing precise analysis of data, which can give deeper insight into scientific thinking and provide a good opportunity for inquiry-based learning.
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Language: English
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