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ERIC Number: EJ791522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Gait Analysis by High School Students
Heck, Andre; van Dongen, Caroline
Physics Education, v43 n3 p284-290 May 2008
Human walking is a complicated motion. Movement scientists have developed various research methods to study gait. This article describes how a high school student collected and analysed high quality gait data in much the same way that movement scientists do, via the recording and measurement of motions with a video analysis tool and via electromyography, i.e., the measurement of muscle activity. Physics, biology, and mathematics come together in this practical investigation work at a rather high level. It shows that science learning at school can resemble science practice in research laboratories, provided that students have adequate tools. (Contains 10 figures.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A