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Onorato, Pasquale; De Ambrosis, Anna – Physics Education, 2013
We present a sequence of activities aimed at promoting both learning about magnetic forces and students' reflection about the conceptual bridge between magnetic forces on a moving charge and on a current-carrying wire in a magnetic field. The activity sequence, designed for students in high school or on introductory physics courses, has been…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Learning Activities, Scientific Concepts, Physics
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Borghi, Lidia; De Ambrosis, Anna; Mascheretti, Paolo – Physics Education, 2003
The research reported here focuses on links between teachers' comprehension of the underlying physics and their development of educational strategies for classroom work during in-service training. It deals with the teaching of hydrostatics, a topic considered particularly interesting by teachers. Starting from the analysis of simple experiments…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Computer Software, Classroom Techniques