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ERIC Number: EJ1066103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
A Project-Based Course on Newton's Laws for Talented Junior High-School Students
Langbeheim, Elon
Physics Education, v50 n4 p410-415 Jul 2015
Research has shown that project-based learning promotes student interest in science and improves understanding of scientific content. Fostering student motivation is particularly important in accelerated science and technology programmes for talented students, which are often demanding and time-consuming. Current texts provide little guidance on ways to employ challenging, open-ended investigations in physics suitable for the more capable students. This paper presents a project-based approach for teaching Newton's laws in a programme for talented eighth-grade students. Evidence from student work demonstrates that project-based learning is a feasible classroom practice, challenging yet fulfilling for both students and teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Grade 8; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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