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ERIC Number: EJ787506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Increasing the Drive of Your Physics Class
Eisenstein, Stanley
Science Teacher, v75 n3 p62-66 Mar 2008
First-year physics students often have a difficult time grasping Newton's laws of motion and recognizing the forces that these laws depend on. The "Paper Car" project is an experiential activity that is rich in application of force principles. It is also simple enough that students are able to integrate straightforward but non-trivial physics concepts they have learned in class. With some teacher guidance, students gain a much deeper understanding of forces and begin to see how physics principles can be used to aid in the design of real objects. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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