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Tembrevilla, Gerald; Milner-Bolotin, Marina – Physics Education, 2019
This paper describes how future physics teachers' involvement in annual Family Math and Science Day--a public outreach event at the University of British Columbia, Canada--has a potential to transform them as physics demonstration experts and amateur video producers. These science demonstration videos serve as teaching and learning resources not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Physics
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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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Levy, Denise S. – Physics Education, 2017
This article presents a web-based educational project focused on the potential value of Information and Communication Technology to enhance communication and education on nuclear science throughout Brazil. The project is designed to provide trustworthy information about the beneficial uses of nuclear technology, educating children and teenagers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nuclear Physics, Science and Society, Science Education
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De Poorter, John; De Lange, Jan; Devoldere, Lies; Van Landeghem, Jouri; Strubbe, Katrien – Physics Education, 2017
Crosscutting concepts like patterns and models are fundamental parts in both the American framework of science education (from the AAAS) and our proposals for a new science education framework in Flanders. These concepts deepen the insight of both students and teachers. They help students to ask relevant questions during an inquiry and they give…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Nunn, John – Physics Education, 2016
This paper aims to enable schools to make their own low-cost temperature logging instrument and to learn something about its calibration in the process. This paper describes how a thermistor can be integrated into a simple potential divider circuit which is powered with the sound output of a computer and monitored by the microphone input. The…
Descriptors: Climate, Physics, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Nunn, John – Physics Education, 2016
This paper demonstrates some simple applications of how temperature logging systems may be used to monitor simple heat experiments, and how the data obtained can be analysed to get some additional insight into the physical processes. [For "DIY Soundcard Based Temperature Logging System. Part I: Design," see EJ1114124.]
Descriptors: Climate, Physics, Science Instruction, Science Education