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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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Woo, Yura; Ju, Young-Gu – Physics Education, 2019
In this paper, we present the details of the development of a smartphone spectrometer for education using a 3D printer and characterized the performance by comparison with a paper craft spectrometer. The optical design and the narrow slit used in the build resulted in the formation of accurate images of the slit on the image sensor leading to a…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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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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González, Manuel I. – Physics Education, 2018
Physicists create spreadsheets customarily to carry out numerical calculations and to display their results in a meaningful, nice-looking way. Spreadsheets can also be used to display a vivid geometrical model of a physical system. This statement is illustrated with an example taken from geometrical optics: images formed by a thin lens. A careful…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Visual Aids, Spreadsheets
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Wisman, Raymond F.; Spahn, Gabriel; Forinash, Kyle – Physics Education, 2018
Data collection is a fundamental skill in science education, one that students generally practice in a controlled setting using equipment only available in the classroom laboratory. However, using smartphones with their built-in sensors and often free apps, many fundamental experiments can be performed outside the laboratory. Taking advantage of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Data Collection, Telecommunications
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Robinson, Ian – Physics Education, 2018
Described is an established geophysics project to construct a solar wind monitor based on a nT resolution fluxgate magnetometer. Low-cost and appropriate from school to university level it incorporates elements of astrophysics, geophysics, electronics, programming, computer networking and signal processing. The system monitors the earth's field in…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Geophysics, Measurement Equipment, Foreign Countries
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Pendrill, Ann-Marie; Modig, Conny – Physics Education, 2018
An amusement park is full of examples that can be made into challenging problems for students, combining mathematical modelling with video analysis, as well as measurements in the rides. Traditional amusement ride related textbook problems include free-fall, circular motion, pendula and energy conservation in roller coasters, where the moving…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Motion, Scientific Concepts
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Kodejška, C.; Lepil, O.; Sedlácková, H. – Physics Education, 2018
This work deals with the experimental demonstration of coupled oscillators using simple tools in the form of mechanical coupled pendulums, magnetically coupled elastic strings or electromagnetic oscillators. For the evaluation of results the data logger Lab Quest Vernier and video analysis in the Tracker program were used. In the first part of…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, High School Students, Mechanics (Physics), Motion
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Samsonau, Sergey V. – Physics Education, 2018
This paper presents a set of laboratory classes to be taught as a part of a 1 year calculus-based physics class. It is composed of 7 modules designed to bring together experiments and computer simulations. Each module uses both simulations and experiments to address a phenomenon under study, and lasts for 3 weeks (21 weeks total for the whole…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Learning Modules
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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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Carvalho, Paulo Simeão; Rodrigues, Marcelo José – Physics Education, 2017
Bodies can have very weird trajectories when tossed into the air. The amazing motion of a water bottle flip is qualitatively described as related to the position of the centre of mass (CM) with respect to the body's frame of reference. Although this is rather easy to guess from simple observations, it is not so obvious to verify quantitatively…
Descriptors: Motion, Physics, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Davies, Gary B. – Physics Education, 2017
Carrying out classroom experiments that demonstrate Boyle's law and Gay-Lussac's law can be challenging. Even if we are able to conduct classroom experiments using pressure gauges and syringes, the results of these experiments do little to illuminate the kinetic theory of gases. However, molecular dynamics simulations that run on computers allow…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Physics, Educational Technology
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Bonato, Jacopo; Gratton, Luigi M.; Onorato, Pasquale; Oss, Stefano – Physics Education, 2017
We propose the use of smartphone-based slow-motion video analysis techniques as a valuable tool for investigating physics concepts ruling mechanical wave propagation. The simple experimental activities presented here, suitable for both high school and undergraduate students, allows one to measure, in a simple yet rigorous way, the speed of pulses…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Mechanics (Physics), College Science
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Dilek, Ufuk; Sengören, Serap Kaya – Physics Education, 2017
The position of a ball was measured by using the touchscreen of a mobile phone during its rolling motion. The translational speed of the ball was determined using the recorded position and time data. The speed was also calculated by a conventional method. The speed values determined by the two methods were consistent, thus it was proven that a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Motion, Teaching Methods
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