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ERIC Number: EJ941354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Context-Based Questions: Optics in Animal Eyes
Kaltakci, Derya; Eryilmaz, Ali
Physics Education, v46 n3 p323-327 May 2011
Context is important as a motivational factor for student involvement with physics. The diversity in the types and the functions of animal eyes is an excellent context in which to achieve this goal. There exists a range of subtopics in optics including pinhole, reflection, refraction, and superposition that can be discussed in the context of the animal eye. In addition to ordinary textbook optics questions, the use of context-based questions that model the real world may increase the students' motivation toward optics concepts and their understanding of them. In this article, different optical systems in animal eyes are discussed as a context to teach optics topics with context-based questions. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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