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ERIC Number: EJ1306719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Superman vs Momentum
Kizilcik, Hasan Sahin
Physics Education, v56 n4 Article 045006 Jul 2021
The purpose of this study is to consider Superman's acts against impulse-momentum and conservation of momentum principles. Superheroes as fantasy fiction characters attract the attention of not only children and teenagers but also adults. Superheroes can be useful in explaining a phenomenon, as well as overcoming conceptual difficulties that may occur in students. Superman is a superhero who often challenges the impulse-momentum principle and conservation of momentum. Therefore, he may be the best superhero to use when talking about momentum. This context gives educators an opportunity to motivate students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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