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Ait Tahar, M.; Schadschneider, A.; Stollenwerk, J. – Physics Education, 2019
This article is about the development of an Internet-based remotely-controlled physical experiment, this is a part of the Remotely Controlled Laboratory at the University of Applied Sciences of Cologne known as TH Köln. The main experimental set-up is based on Pohl's Torsion Pendulum which was enhanced by a PXI measurement system and a webcam. In…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Science Experiments, Science Laboratories
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Oliveira, Filipa; Paixão, José António – Physics Education, 2019
Many countries implement competitions in physics for high school students such as the national 'Physics Olympiads' that are often used to select students for participation in the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), the Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) or the Ibero-American Physics Olympiad (OIbF). Typically, in these competitions students are…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, High School Students, Secondary School Science
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Kersting, Magdalena – Physics Education, 2019
The first direct observation of gravitational waves in 2015 has led to an increased public interest in topics of general relativity (GR) and astronomy. Physics teachers and educators respond to this interest by introducing modern ideas of gravity and spacetime to high school students. Doing so, they face the challenge of finding suitable models…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Kvita, Jirí; Cermáková, Berenika; Matulová, Natálie; Poštulka, Jan; Staník, Daniel – Physics Education, 2019
We present several applications of the particle camera MX-10 in different radiation environments, leading to strikingly different observed patterns and consequently particle composition as well as recorded dose. We describe the measurements of the radiation background, cosmic muons direction analysis and the detection of alpha particles in a…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Radiation, Scientific Concepts
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Korsun, Igor – Physics Education, 2019
This article is aimed at justifying sensible use of inventive tasks in physics teaching. The justification will encourage teachers to form learners' creative thinking; in particular, the course of physics has the great potential for forming learners' creative thinking. Being adapted to the course of physics, the basic stages to solve inventive…
Descriptors: Science Interests, Physics, Science Instruction, Creative Thinking
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Cheong, Yong Wook; Ha, Sangwoo; Byun, Taejin – Physics Education, 2019
Although students experience friction in their everyday life, they have difficulty understanding the scientific concept of friction. To solve this problem, various instructional suggestions have been made by researchers concerning the teaching of friction. In this study, we conducted a survey to investigate science high school students' reasoning…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Logical Thinking, Problem Solving
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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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Holubova, R. – Physics Education, 2018
The aim of the paper is the presentation of an interdisciplinary topic that allows applying content knowledge in physics, mathematics and biology in real life environment. Students use to play games and view crime scenes but in common they have little knowledge about the science used during crime scene investigation. In this paper the science…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics
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Gutowski, Bartosz; Józwiak, Witold; Joos, Markus; Kempa, Janusz; Komorowska, Kamila; Krakowski, Kamil; Pijus, Ewa; Szymczak, Kamil; Trojanowska, Malgorzata – Physics Education, 2018
In 2016, we (seven high school students from a school in Plock, Poland) participated in the CERN Beamline for Schools competition. Together with our team coach, Mr. Janusz Kempa, we submitted a proposal to CERN that was selected as one of two winning proposals that year. This paper describes our experiment from the early days of brainstorming to…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, High School Students, Brainstorming
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Choudhary, Rahul K.; Foppoli, Alexander; Kaur, Tejinder; Blair, David G.; Zadnik, Marjan; Meagher, Richard – Physics Education, 2018
The decline in students' interest in science and technology is a major concern in the western world. One approach to reversing this decline is to introduce modern physics concepts much earlier in the school curriculum. We have used the context of the recent discoveries of gravitational waves to test the benefits of one-day interventions, in which…
Descriptors: Intervention, Science Instruction, Physics, Teaching Methods
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Chekour, Mohammed – Physics Education, 2018
Moroccan students encounter major difficulties in the acquisition of electric phenomena. The phenomenon of resonance is not an exception. This phenomenon is ranked among the most difficult and important phenomena of wave physics. In this article, we simulated the resonance phenomenon via the PSPICE simulator. The proposed simulation allows…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Foreign Countries
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Broomfield, H.; Hirst, J.; Raven, M.; Joos, M.; Vafeiadis, T.; Chung, T. K.; Harrow, J.; Khoo, D.; Kwok, T.; Li, J.; Mandelstam, H.; Martin-Halls, J.; Perkins, R.; Singh, A.; Southwell, J.; Tsui, A.; Tsui, K.; Townsend, D.; Watson, H. – Physics Education, 2018
The CERN Beamline for Schools Competition gives high school students the opportunity to perform an experiment of their design using the T9 facility. Our team, 'Relatively Special', was fortunate enough to be joint winners of this global event and travel to CERN for a unique adventure. This paper gives an account of our story including the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Experiments
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Gyllenpalm, Jakob; Christiansson, Ulf; Friggebo, Patrik – Physics Education, 2018
Laboratory work in physics has traditionally focused on the verification of facts, theories and laws. In contrast, this article describes how laboratory tasks can be used to promote students understanding about the nature of science and scientific inquiry. In the project reported here, students learn about measurement uncertainties and a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Science Laboratories, Scientific Concepts
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Michelsen, Claus – Physics Education, 2017
In 1820 the Danish scientist Hans Christian Ørsted discovered the relationship between electricity and magnetism by his famous wire-compass experiment. Ørsted was one of the foremost scientists of the nineteenth century, and he was also one of the leading figures in Denmark in the 19th century with a vital influence in the fields of aesthetics,…
Descriptors: Scientists, Physics, Energy, Foreign Countries
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Toenders, Frank G. C.; de Putter-Smits, Lesley G. A.; Sanders, Wendy T. M.; den Brok, Perry – Physics Education, 2017
When visually impaired students attend regular high school, additional materials are necessary to help them understand physics concepts. The time for teachers to develop teaching materials for such students is scarce. Visually impaired students in regular high school physics classes often use a braille version of the physics textbook. Previously,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Visual Impairments, High School Students
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