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ERIC Number: EJ926923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Engineering Design Modules as Physics Teaching Tools
Oliver, Douglas L.; Kane, Jackie
Physics Teacher, v49 n4 p242-245 Apr 2011
Pre-engineering is increasingly being taught as a high school subject. This development presents challenges as well as opportunities for the physics education community. If pre-engineering is taught as a separate class, it may divert resources and students from traditional physics classes. However, design modules can be used as physics teaching tools that can seamlessly integrate technology, engineering, and math into high school physics using a variety of teaching styles. This paper discusses a rationale for using design modules as tools for teaching physics. As an illustration, an example of an engineering design module is presented. This example module is appropriate for an algebra-based physics class that covers Ohm's law.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A