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ERIC Number: EJ887962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
The Effect of High School Physics Laboratories on Performance in Introductory College Physics
Maltese, Adam V.; Tai, Robert H.; Sadler, Philip M.
Physics Teacher, v48 n5 p333-337 May 2010
Laboratory experiences play a substantial role in most high school science courses, and many teachers believe the number of labs they offer is a measure of the quality of their curriculum. While some teachers believe labs are meant to confirm concepts taught during lectures, others feel labs should address students' everyday beliefs about the world. Still other teachers emphasize learning of the scientific method and laboratory techniques. Accordingly, many articles offer advice on "effective" pedagogical practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A