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ERIC Number: EJ1103906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Experimenting with Impacts in a Conceptual Physics or Descriptive Astronomy Laboratory
LoPresto, Michael C.
Physics Education, v51 n4 Article 045006 Jul 2016
What follows is a description of the procedure for and results of a simple experiment on the formation of impact craters designed for the laboratory portions of lower mathematical-level general education science courses such as conceptual physics or descriptive astronomy. The experiment provides necessary experience with data collection and analysis as well as practice with quantitative skills such as measurement and calculation in a manner that does not exceed the mathematical scope of the courses while, due to its hands-on nature and interesting topic, remaining engaging.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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