NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Laws, Policies, & Programs
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 1,533 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Levine, Zachary H. – Physics Teacher, 2018
An attempt to calibrate a conventional oven led to making a measurement of a thermophysical property of water using items found in the author's home. Specifically, the ratio of the energy required to heat water from the melting point to boiling to the energy required to completely boil away the water is found to be 5.7. This may be compared to the…
Descriptors: Thermodynamics, Heat, Water, Science Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Leone, M.; Robotti, N.; Verna, G. – Physics Education, 2018
The so-called "Rutherford's experiment," as it is outlined in many physics textbooks, is a case in point of the flaws around the history at the educational level of one of the decisive event of modern physics: the discovery that the atom has a nucleus. This paper shows that this alleged experiment is a very approximate and very partial…
Descriptors: Science Experiments, Textbooks, Scientific Principles, Models
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Schmitt, Franz-Josef; Schröder, Christian; Campbell, Züleyha Yenice; Moldenhauer, Marcus; Friedrich, Thomas – Athens Journal of Education, 2018
Research-based learning motivates students to identify with different subjects. The orientation program MINTgrün at Technische Universität Berlin offers two study semesters for open choices of teaching modules, including a series of specially designed laboratories covering topics like robotics, construction, environmental research, programming,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Centered Learning, Blended Learning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Boot, Roeland – Physics Teacher, 2017
There is a relatively simple way of using radioactive material in classroom experiments: uranium glass, which provides teachers with a suitable substance. By using the right computer software and a radiation sensor, it can be demonstrated that uranium glass emits radiation at a greater rate than the background radiation and with the aid of UV…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Experiments, Computer Software, Radiation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Aguilar, Horacio Munguía; Maldonado, Rigoberto Franco; Navarro, Luis Barba – Physics Education, 2017
Charging a capacitor with a photovoltaic module is an experiment which reveals a lot about the modules characteristics. It is customary to represent these characteristics with an equivalent circuit whose elements represent its physical parameters. The behavior of a photovoltaic module is very similar to that of a single cell but the electric…
Descriptors: Electromechanical Technology, Power Technology, Energy, Science Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Pereira, Vanda; Martin-Ramos, Pablo; da Silva, Pedro Pereira; Silva, Manuela Ramos – Physics Teacher, 2017
This paper describes a conservation of momentum experiment using just smartphones and two beach balls, thus making the experimental study of this movement available to any classroom. For a more thorough analysis of the data, a computer can also be used. Experiments making use of smartphone sensors have been described before, contributing to an…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Photography, Science Experiments
Ho-Shing, Olivia – American Educator, 2017
In his book "Letters to a Young Scientist," renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson recounted his own coming-of-age story as a scientist, and distilled the motivating qualities of science down to curiosity and creativity. Individuals become scientists when they are curious about a phenomenon in the world around them and ask about the real…
Descriptors: Scientists, Public Schools, Hypothesis Testing, Middle School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Presser, Ashley Lewis; Kamdar, Danae; Vidiksis, Regan; Goldstein, Marion; Dominguez, Ximena; Orr, Jillian – Science and Children, 2017
Many preschool classrooms explore plant growth. However, because many plants take a long time to grow, it is often hard to facilitate engagement in some practices (i.e., since change is typically not observable from one day to another, children often forget their prior predictions or cannot recall what plants looked like days or weeks earlier).…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Preschool Children, Prediction, Science Experiments
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Beussman, Douglas J.; Walters, John P. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Virtually all modern chemical instrumentation is controlled by computers. While software packages are continually becoming easier to use, allowing for more researchers to utilize more complex instruments, conveying some level of understanding as to how computers and instruments communicate is still an important part of the undergraduate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Science Education, Chemistry, Computer Uses in Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Tsarevsky, Nicolay V.; Woodruf, Shannon R.; Wisian-Neilson, Patty J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
A two-session experiment is designed to introduce undergraduate students to concepts in catalysis, transition metal complexes, polymer synthesis, and postpolymerization modifications. In the first session, students synthesize poly(glycidyl methacrylate) via low-catalyst-concentration atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). The…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Science Education, Chemistry, Science Laboratories
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Cea, Pilar; Martín, Santiago; Gonza´lez-Orive, Alejandro; Osorio, Henrry M.; Quintín, Pablo; Herrer, Lucía – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
Nanoscience and nanotechnology have reached the syllabi of many upper-division undergraduate and master level courses all over the world. There is therefore a growing need for practical exercises that illustrate the fabrication, characterization, properties, and applications of nanomaterials. Here we describe an advanced-level laboratory…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Laboratory Experiments, Science Experiments
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Rovšek, Barbara – Physics Teacher, 2016
Observe Your Shadow was the title of an observational experiment that was, among others, conducted in the scope of the past year's (2014-2015) first Slovene science competition for elementary school pupils between the ages of 6 and 13. The main reason for establishing a new science competition was popularization of science and its experimental…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Science Experiments, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
Previous Page | Next Page »
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  ...  |  103