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Abu, Yuval Ben; Wolfson, Ira; Bran, Gil; Yizhaq, Hezi – Physics Education, 2017
In high-school teaching of mechanics, we deal, among other things, with the nature of static and kinetic friction, forces that are proportional to the normal force. Under the influence of frictional forces, a body moves down a rough sloped decline at a fixed rate of acceleration that is independent of its mass. This situation does not apply to…
Descriptors: Motion, Kinetics, Physics, High School Students
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Klieger, Aviva; Sherman, Guy – Physics Education, 2015
Creativity can be viewed from different perspectives, such as the creative thinking process, the product, the creative environment and the individual. The physics domain, which is based on experiments, research, hypotheses and thinking outside the box, can serve as an excellent grounding for creativity development. This article focuses on creative…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Textbooks, Creativity
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Yerushalmi, Edit; Magen, Esther – Physics Education, 2006
Students frequently misconceive the process of problem-solving, expecting the linear process required for solving an exercise, rather than the convoluted search process required to solve a genuine problem. In this paper we present an activity designed to foster in students realization and appreciation of the nature of the problem-solving process,…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Cognitive Processes, Learning Processes, Physics