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ERIC Number: EJ775651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
A Teaching Tool for Molecular Kinetics
Imai, Izumi; Kamata, Masahiro; Miura, Naosuke
Physics Education, v38 n3 p254-258 May 2003
Kinetic models of a gas can be hard for students to understand. Typical tools do not display events at the microscopic level, yet computer simulations of the molecules lack a hands-on aspect. Here a new tool is described that combines the squeezing of a syringe with a computer simulation, and it is shown that this has worked well in class for both teachers and students. (Contains 10 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan