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Gintautas, Vadas; Hubler, Alfred – Physics Education, 2009
Lessons and homework problems involving a pendulum are often a big part of introductory physics classes and laboratory courses from high school to undergraduate levels. Although laboratory equipment for pendulum experiments is commercially available, it is often expensive and may not be affordable for teachers on fixed budgets, particularly in…
Descriptors: Physics, Laboratory Equipment, Computer Uses in Education, Science Instruction
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Kapon, S.; Ganiel, U.; Eylon, B. – Physics Education, 2009
Many large scientific projects and scientific centres incorporate some kind of outreach programme. Almost all of these outreach programmes include public scientific lectures delivered by practising scientists. In this article, we examine such lectures from the perspectives of: (i) lecturers (7) who are practising scientists acknowledged to be good…
Descriptors: Audiences, Physics, Lecture Method, Science Instruction