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de Jesus, V. L. B.; Pérez, C. A. C.; de Oliveira, A. L.; Sasaki, D. G. G. – Physics Education, 2019
Currently, the number of smartphones with an embedded gyroscope sensor has been increasing due games whose performance relies on 3D augmented reality. In general, teaching papers on the gyroscope sensor address very simple spatial configuration, where the fixed rotation axis coincides to the z-axis of the smartphone. This work presents five…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Motion, Teaching Methods
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Souza, P. V. S.; Morais, L. P.; Girardi, D. – Physics Education, 2018
We present an educational game for teaching physics, "Spies." The game is based on the popular boardgame "Codenames." It is useful as a didactic tool to promote and improve student engagement. "Spies" is practical, fast and requires very little physical resources, which makes it ideal for high school teaching and…
Descriptors: Physics, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Learner Engagement
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Hartmann, Bruno; Priemer, Burkhard – Physics Education, 2018
Research shows that energy is a concept that is difficult to understand despite different teaching approaches existing. One of the problems is seen in its rather abstract definition. In contrast, we present an approach that activates students' everyday life experiences and uses these to develop a scientific understanding by introducing energy as a…
Descriptors: Energy, Observation, Measurement, Physics
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Harrison, Mark – Physics Education, 2018
Putting an electrical circuit within an inaccessible black box and asking pupils to deduce what wiring is contained within the box based solely on the circuit's behaviour is a simple teaching idea with a long history. Problems arise when trying to build enough physical black boxes to simulate a larger number of circuits within a typical school's…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Equipment, Electronics, Simulation
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Rode, Henning; Friege, Gunnar – Physics Education, 2017
In this paper a sequence of nine, easy to manufacture optical black-box experiments with increasing levels of difficulty, and supportive frameworks for physics classes are introduced. They have been evaluated in a lower-secondary school at the end of optics lessons. A black-box is a kind of experimental task where the inner structure is not…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Difficulty Level
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González, Manuel I. – Physics Education, 2017
Measuring voltage-current and voltage-power curves of a photovoltaic module is a nice experiment for high school and undergraduate students. In labs where real sunlight is not available this experiment requires a solar simulator. A prototype of a simulator using LED lamps has been manufactured and tested, and a comparison with classical halogen…
Descriptors: Simulation, Light, Lighting, Electromechanical Technology
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Hernandez, M. I.; Couso, D.; Pinto, R. – Physics Education, 2011
Teaching the acoustic properties of materials is a good way to teach physics concepts, extending them into the technological arena related to materials science. This article describes an innovative approach for teaching sound and acoustics in combination with sound insulating materials in secondary school (15-16-year-old students). Concerning the…
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Acoustics, Auditory Tests, Scientific Methodology
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Straulino, S.; Bonechi, L. – Physics Education, 2011
The air-cushion table is a powerful instrument to demonstrate the motion of an object in the absence of friction. Such devices are often rather large and do not fit very easily in the classroom. In a different version of this experience, gas comes directly out of the disc itself, which is provided, for example, by a tank of dry ice that slowly…
Descriptors: Photography, Motion, Physics, Science Instruction
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Parsons, L. B.; Goodall, R. – Physics Education, 2011
In teaching the materials science aspects of physics, mechanical behaviour is important due to its relevance to many practical applications. This article presents a method for experimentally examining the toughness of chocolate, including a design for a simple test rig, and a number of experiments that can be performed in the classroom. Typical…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Mechanics (Physics), Food
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Girwidz, Raimund; Ireson, Gren – Physics Education, 2011
Infrared thermometers measure temperature from a distance, using the infrared radiation emitted by all objects. These so-called non-contact thermometers make a wide variety of temperature measurement and monitoring activities accessible to school-age students. Portable hand-held sensors also enable new or simplified investigations to be carried…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Climate, Measurement Equipment, Measurement Techniques
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Taber, Keith S. – Physics Education, 2011
Teaching about the nature of science is seen as a priority within science education, and has also been highlighted as a suitable context for challenging the most able ("gifted") learners at secondary school level. This article discusses a practical session designed to introduce the idea of physical (natural) laws. The session asks…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Science
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Soong, Benson; Mercer, Neil; Er, Siew Shin – Physics Education, 2010
In this article, we provide a discussion on our revision method (termed "prescriptive tutoring") aimed at revealing students' misconceptions and misunderstandings by getting them to solve physics problems with an anonymous partner via the computer. It is currently being implemented and evaluated in a public secondary school in Singapore,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Physics, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Heck, Andre; Vonk, Ron – Physics Education, 2009
Physics teachers often like to discuss physics concepts with their students on the basis of simple demonstration experiments. In this article, we discuss an experiment for which one only needs a few coins of the same denomination and a wooden stick: the coins are laid alongside the stick on a horizontal surface, the stick is rotated about one of…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Demonstrations (Educational), Science Experiments
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Emmett, Katrina; Klaassen, Kees; Eijkelhof, Harrie – Physics Education, 2009
In an earlier article we presented an innovative approach for introducing mechanics at upper secondary level based on the idea of tapping core causal knowledge, and we described the working of the first part of the module. In this article we describe the second part of the module, in which we make use of the students' intuitive plausibility…
Descriptors: Motion, Mechanics (Physics), Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
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Kibble, Bob – Physics Education, 2008
A 2 m long wooden beam provides an ideal demonstration tool for exploring moments. A class set is cheap and can be used at introductory and advanced levels. This article explores how such beams can be used to support learning about moments, equilibrium, vectors, and simultaneous equations. (Contains 7 figures.)
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Equations (Mathematics), Scientific Concepts
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