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de Carvalho, Vinícius; Martins, Victor Hugo; Fabris, Luís Victor Muller; Muller, Marcia; Fabris, José Luís – Physics Education, 2019
This work shows the production steps of two optical fibre sensing setups which were specially designed for the activities of the 2018 Photonics Lab Open Day realized at the Federal University of Technology-Paraná in Brazil as a celebration of the first International Day of Light (16 May). The systems are based on the sensing properties of fibre…
Descriptors: Optics, Physics, Science Instruction, High School Students
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Silva, M. C.; Vilela, D. C.; Migoto, V. G.; Gomes, M. P.; Martin, I. M.; Germano, J. S. E. – Physics Education, 2017
Ionizing radiation one of modern physics experimental teaching in colleges and high school can be easily implemented today due to low coasts of detectors and also electronic circuits and data acquisition interfaces. First it is interesting to show to young's students what is ionizing radiation and from where they appears near ground level? How it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction
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Souza, Marcos A. M.; Duarte, José R. R. – Physics Education, 2015
In this paper, we propose some of the strategies and methodologies for teaching high-school physics topics through an educational robotics show. This exhibition was part of a set of actions promoted by a Brazilian government program of incentive for teaching activities, whose primary focus is the training of teachers, the improvement of teaching…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Physics, Science Instruction, High Schools
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Dickman, A. G.; Martins, A. O.; Ferreira, A. C.; Andrade, L. M. – Physics Education, 2014
We devise and test a set of tactile symbols to represent elements frequently used in mechanics diagrams, such as vectors, ropes, pulleys, blocks and surfaces, that can be used to adapt drawings of physics situations in textbooks for blind students. We also investigate how figures are described for blind students in classroom activities and exams,…
Descriptors: Blindness, High School Students, Tactile Adaptation, Visual Aids
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Azevedo, A. C.; Santos, A. C. F. – Physics Education, 2014
We focus on the difficulties that visually impaired students have when dealing with graphics and diagrams in their study of geometrical optics. This case study suggests practices that use low cost materials, easy to find and to handle, and that provide a tactile perception for visually impaired students. The activities employ light and easy to…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, High School Students, Foreign Countries, Optics
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Pereira, Marcus Vinicius; de Souza Barros, Susana; de Rezende Filho, Luiz Augusto C.; de A. Fauth, Leduc Hermeto – Physics Education, 2012
Constant technological advancement has facilitated access to digital cameras and cell phones. Involving students in a video production project can work as a motivating aspect to make them active and reflective in their learning, intellectually engaged in a recursive process. This project was implemented in high school level physics laboratory…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Aesthetics
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Aroca, S. C.; Schiel, D.; Silva, C. C. – Physics Education, 2008
The present article describes some activities performed with high-school students in the "Solar Physics" course developed in a Brazilian science centre. The topics of chemical composition, temperature and stellar evolution were taught in a room totally dedicated to study of the Sun, a solar room, designed with simple and inexpensive…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Physics, Climate, High School Students
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Sinflorio, D. A.; Fonseca, P.; Coelho, L. F. S.; Santos, A. C. F. – Physics Education, 2006
In this article we describe two simple experiments using an ion accelerator as an aid to the teaching of electromagnetism to high-school students. This is part of a programme developed by a Brazilian State funding agency (FAPERJ) which aims to help scientifically minded students take their first steps in research.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Experiments, High School Students