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ERIC Number: EJ925110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Pendulum Activities in the Israeli Physics Curriculum: Used and Missed Opportunities
Galili, Igal; Sela, David
Science & Education, v13 n4-5 p459-472 Jul 2004
In light of the established validity of the pendulum as a topic in physics curricula (Matthews 2000), the study looked at the place of pendulum motion in the physics curriculum of the high school in Israel.The data is available through presenting results of the nationwide matriculation examination in its units of Mechanics and Research Laboratory for the Advanced Placement (several thousands students). Although the assessment questions and problems mainly tested students' performance, and less their understanding of the subject, the study, by discussing these problems and questions, allows a perception of the extent to which the pendulum topic is addressed in High School physics instruction. The results can support a discussion on the nature of the requirements and values encouraged by the particular educational system and the strengths and weaknesses of the adopted educational policies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Israel