ERIC Number: EJ1099900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Reference Count: 8
A Technique of Teaching the Principle of Equivalence at Ground Level
Lubrica, Joel V.
Physics Education, v51 n3 Article 033003 May 2016
This paper presents one way of demonstrating the Principle of Equivalence in the classroom. Teaching the Principle of Equivalence involves someone experiencing acceleration through empty space, juxtaposed with the daily encounter with gravity. This classroom activity is demonstrated with a water-filled bottle containing glass marbles and similarly-sized styropor or styrofoam balls.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Scientific Methodology, Scientific Principles, Demonstrations (Educational), Motion, Scientific Concepts, Physics, Class Activities
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