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ERIC Number: EJ926905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Using "Student Technology" in Introductory Physics: A Comparison of Three Tools to Study Falling Objects
da Rocha, Fabio Saraiva; Fajardo, Fabio; Grisolia, Maricarmen; Benegas, Julio; Tchitnga, Robert; Laws, Priscilla
Physics Teacher, v49 n3 p165-167 Mar 2011
Being able to facilitate effective hands-on laboratory experiences in introductory physics courses is a challenging task, even when contemporary laboratory facilities, equipment, and new technologies for data collection and analysis are available. At institutions without adequate resources, especially those in developing countries, we have found that the problem of providing effective laboratory experiences is especially daunting for at least two reasons: 1) the lack of equipment and contemporary measuring devices; and 2) even at institutions that have some laboratory equipment, students who have access to cell phones with digital timing and video capabilities or inexpensive digital cameras are bored with trying to use "old-fashioned" apparatus for measurements.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A