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Neat, Adam – Physics Teacher, 2019
How far, in space, can we see? And can we see an object whose Hubble recessional velocity exceeds the speed of light? Maybe you've thought about these questions before, or perhaps you've seen them discussed in the literature or mentioned in the media. With the recent popularity of inflation and Big Bang cosmology, they're hard to avoid. The…
Descriptors: Motion, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Light
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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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Vollmer, Michael; Möllmann, Klaus-Peter – Physics Education, 2018
Video analysis with a 30 Hz frame rate is the standard tool in physics education. The development of affordable high-speed-cameras has extended the capabilities of the tool for much smaller time scales to the 1 ms range, using frame rates of typically up to 1000 frames s[superscript -1], allowing us to study transient physics phenomena happening…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Education, Motion, Time
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do Carmo, Eduardo; Hönnicke, Marcelo Goncalves – Physics Education, 2018
There are different forms to introduce/illustrate the energy concepts for the basic physics students. The explosive seed dispersal mechanism found in a variety of trees could be one of them. Sibipiruna trees carry out fruits (pods) who show such an explosive mechanism. During the explosion, the pods throw out seeds several meters away. In this…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Education, Scientific Methodology, Scientific Concepts
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Erol, M.; Çolak, I. Ö. – Physics Education, 2018
This paper reports a simple magnetically driven oscillator, designed and resolved in order to achieve a better student understanding and to overcome certain instructional difficulties. The apparatus is mainly comprised of an ordinary spring pendulum with a neodymium magnet attached to the bottom, a coil placed in the same vertical direction, an…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Magnets
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Jacobs, Greg C. – Physics Teacher, 2018
The Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research (TIPERS) workbooks pose questions in styles quite different from the end-of-chapter problems that those of us of a certain age were assigned back in the days before Netscape. My own spin on TIPERS is not just to do them on paper, but to have students set up the situations in the laboratory to…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Education, Workbooks, Science Activities
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Ribeiro, Jair Lúcio Prados – Physics Teacher, 2018
We only became aware of the existence of bed prism spectacles when a student brought them to the classroom and asked us about how they work. The device proved to be a fertile source of curiosity among the students, and, to be properly understood, it required us to develop a comparison between reflection in a typical mirror and total internal…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Comparative Analysis, Science Education
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Dark, Marta L.; Hylton, Derrick J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
This article describes a general education course offering, Physics and the Arts. During the development of this course, physics and arts faculty collaborated closely. We cover the usual physics phenomena for such a course--light, color, and sound--in addition to gravity, equilibrium, and spacetime. Goals of the course are to increase students'…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Education, Art Education, General Education
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Bonham, Scott W. – Physics Teacher, 2018
An important aspect of science education involves helping students learn to read and communicate scientific information and arguments. In this note, I would like to share a resource that I have come across which I have found to be a useful tool for helping students improve those skills, learn content material, and acquaint them with a great…
Descriptors: Science Education, Physics, Scientific and Technical Information, Science Process Skills
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LoPresto, Michael C. – Physics Teacher, 2018
In a recent "AstroNote," I described a simple exercise on the mass-luminosity relation for main sequence stars as an example of exposing students in a general education science course of lower mathematical level to the use of quantitative skills such as collecting and analyzing data. Here I present another attempt at a meaningful…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Astronomy, General Education
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Milner-Bolotin, Marina – Physics Teacher, 2018
Effective physics teaching requires extensive knowledge of physics, relevant pedagogies, and modern educational technologies that can support student learning. Acquiring this knowledge is a challenging task, considering how fast modern technologies and expectations of student learning outcomes and of teaching practices are changing Therefore…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Documentation
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Singh, I.; Khun Khun, K.; Kaur, B. – Physics Education, 2018
Excel spreadsheets are used as an excellent tool in physics laboratory experiments related to wave optics. This paper presents a simple way to simulate diffraction of waves through a slit using Excel spreadsheets without any tedious programming. These simulations are used to visualize the effect of variation of different parameters such as number…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Education, Spreadsheets, Computer Software
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Sirola, Christopher – Physics Teacher, 2018
In everyday life, we usually directly note two basic forces: gravity and electromagnetism. Gravity--as in the acceleration due to Earth's gravity--tends to be a background force of sorts, something that is always present and always the same. We don't always see electricity and/or magnetism as such, but their subsidiaries are all around…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Energy
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Gross, Lisa; Fitts, Shanan; Quadrini, Valerie; Ramirez, Breanna M. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2018
English learners (ELs) benefit from inquiry-based science instruction that includes explicit attention to language learning goals. The purpose of this article is to share a third-grade unit on forces and motion which integrates science inquiry and writing in science notebooks with the goal of developing ELs' engagement in science, conceptual…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, English Language Learners, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction
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Schappe, R. Scott; Barbosa, Cinthya – Physics Teacher, 2017
Acoustic levitation uses a resonant ultrasonic standing wave to suspend small objects; it is used in a variety of research disciplines, particularly in the study of phase transitions and materials susceptible to contamination, or as a stabilization mechanism in microgravity environments. The levitation equipment used for such research is quite…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Physics
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