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Kaewkhong, Kreetha; Mazzolini, Alex; Emarat, Narumon; Arayathanitkul, Kwan – Physics Education, 2010
This article investigates the optics misconceptions of 220 year 11 Thai high-school students. These misconceptions became apparent when the students attempted to explain how an object submerged in a water tank is "seen" by an observer looking into the tank from above and at an angle. The two diagnostic questions used in the study probe…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Optics, Foreign Countries, Misconceptions
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Ruangsuwan, Chaiyapong; Arayathanitkul, Kwan – Physics Education, 2009
A low-cost celestial globe is developed to support astronomical coordinate learning. It is used for demonstrating how stars are positioned and to analyse the motion of celestial bodies or diurnal motion. The model was implemented at a weekend astronomy camp provided for students from schools in the northeastern region of Thailand. A series of…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Motion, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction