ERIC Number: EJ458224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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An Independent Freshman Laboratory.
Spencer, C. D.; Seligmann, P. F.
Physics Teacher, v30 n5 p310-14 May 1992
Describes a first-year laboratory course designed to fulfill laboratory objectives of reinforcing lecture material, teaching experimental methodology, developing hands-on skills, and imparting a sense of error. The course's six segments examine: digital electronics with students building a photogate timer; error analysis; linear accelerated motion; simple pendulums; computer interfacing; and falling mass and rotating pulleys. (MDH)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Physics), Computer Assisted Instruction, High Schools, Higher Education, Mathematical Formulas, Measurement, Measurement Equipment, Mechanics (Physics), Microcomputers, Motion, Physics, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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