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ERIC Number: EJ1069398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1609-4913
A Riddle about the World Year of Physics
Chang, Wheijen
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v5 n2 Article 7 Aug 2004
In order to propogate information on the World Year of Physics (WYP) and to promote students' appreciation of the significance of this event, the author devised a riddle about Einstein and implemented it at two high schools in Taiwan, with 95 students which were mainly based on Einstein's publications in 1905. During the game 81% of the students responded in the game, and 64% gave the correct answer: Einstein. According to the responses, the riddle seemed to effectively draw students' interest and attention to the incoming event of the WYP. Based on this study, three implications to physics teaching and learning were given.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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