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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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Ireson, Gren; Twidle, John – Physics Education, 2008
The National Curriculum for 14-16 year old students in England contains a mandatory element called "How science works". Included in this material is interpretation of data, collecting data from primary sources, using ICT tools, and developing an argument and drawing conclusions. What follows is an activity, based on magnetic braking,…
Descriptors: Prediction, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts