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Shakur, Asif; Connor, Rainor – Physics Teacher, 2018
With the introduction of the Wireless Smart Cart by PASCO scientific in April 2016, we expect a paradigm shift in undergraduate physics laboratory instruction. We have evaluated the feasibility of using the smart cart by carrying out experiments that are usually performed using traditional PASCO equipment. The simplicity, convenience, and…
Descriptors: Laboratory Equipment, Undergraduate Study, Physics, Science Instruction
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Roure, Cédric; Pasco, Denis – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Based on the framework of interest, studies have shown that situational interest possesses strong motivation potential for students in physical education. Understanding how teachers can use situational interest in a classroom context is critical to motivate students. However, such investigations have been exclusively conducted in the United States…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Secondary School Students, Task Analysis
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Roure, Cédric; Pasco, Denis – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Based on the framework of interest, studies have shown that teachers can enhance students' situational interest (SI) by manipulating the components of learning tasks. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of learning task design on students' SI in physical education (PE). Method: The participants were 167 secondary school…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Interests, Learning Activities, Instructional Design
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Martin, Tim; Frisch, Kayt; Zwart, John – Physics Teacher, 2020
Video analysis helps students to connect physical, mathematical, and graphical models with the phenomena that the models represent and improves student kinematic graph interpretation skills. The wide-spread availability of easy to use software packages like Logger Pro (Vernier), Capstone (PASCO), and Tracker have led to many introductory physics…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Science Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Manrique, Irany Vera; Gutiérrez, Gabriela Rivadeneyra; González, David Alejandro Martínez – Physics Teacher, 2019
This article describes an experiment that can be done in the classroom in a simple way, with the support of a "homemade" device or as a laboratory practice with the support of PASCO equipment. Through a theory-practice sequence, kinematic and dynamic equations were checked with qualitative and quantitative analysis, emphasizing the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Software, Physics, Science Instruction
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Roure, Cédric; Kermarrec, Gilles; Pasco, Denis – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Previous studies have shown that situational interest, as a primary motivator for students, affects student cognitive engagement. Considering this, the purpose of this study was to examine, within a situated perspective, the effects of situational interest dimensions on students' learning strategies in physical education. A total of 148…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Interests, Learning Strategies, Grade 10
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Bates, Alan – Physics Teacher, 2021
The law of conservation of momentum can be applied to a wide range of processes whether it is the collision of subatomic particles, rocket propulsion, or the recoil of a cannon. In this experiment two technologies, the Arduino microcontroller and a PASCO smart cart, are used to create a movable rubber band launcher. The Arduino microcontroller is…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Motion, Physics, Scientific Concepts
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Greenslade, Thomas B., Jr. – Physics Teacher, 2021
Look along the shelves holding your laboratory apparatus and into the demo-prep room, and you will find apparatus by "Cenco" and "The Central Scientific Company" sharing space with your new PASCO equipment. At the 1989 AAPT meeting in San Luis Obispo I was asked to talk about Cenco in honor of one of its long-term employers and…
Descriptors: Universities, Physics, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories
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Hui, Kaleonui J.; Coney, John P.; Binder, P.-M. – Physics Teacher, 2016
In PASCO's Technical Article #763, it is stated that "PASCO [also] makes sensors with an 8-pin DIN connector. These sensors cannot be used with the Vernier interfaces, as they have different power requirements." Recently we had the need to make such connections in a 10-station freshman lab. Since the Vernier input is a 6-way BT 631A plug…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Science Experiments, Laboratory Equipment, Computer Interfaces
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González-Espada, Wilson J.; Jones, Brooke S. – Physics Teacher, 2020
The study of buoyancy is common in physics classrooms. In the last 20 years, several educators have described, theoretically and experimentally, buoyant forces and Archimedes' principle, both in "The Physics Teacher" and elsewhere. However, as far as I know, no one has reported on the pedagogical implications and experimental results of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Video Technology
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Roure, Cédric; Pasco, Denis; Benoît, Nicolas; Deldicque, Louise – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: Despite the benefits of commercial exergames, in the practical application, players might not be spending sufficient time in physical activity levels compatible with health outcomes. We adopted a design-based exergame approach to build a bike exergame called Greedy Rabbit. The purpose of this study was to identify the impact of Greedy…
Descriptors: Exercise, Physical Activity Level, Young Adults, Undergraduate Students
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Kraftmakher, Yaakov – Physics Teacher, 2018
An improvement of the experiment with a driven pendulum is proposed: during a run, the phase shift between the driving force and displacement is continuously displayed vs. frequency. The method of phase measurements is taken from the lock-in detection technique. Using the new PASCO data acquisition system, the measurements in a frequency range…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Measurement, Science Experiments
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Shakur, Asif; Binz, Steven – Physics Teacher, 2021
The use of smartphones in experimental physics is by now widely accepted and documented. PASCO scientific's Smart Cart, in combination with student-owned smartphones and free apps, has opened a new universe of low-cost experiments that have traditionally required cumbersome and expensive equipment. In this paper, we demonstrate the simplicity,…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Science Experiments, Physics, Computer Oriented Programs
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Borairi, Sahar; Fearon, Pasco; Madigan, Sheri; Plamondon, Andre; Jenkins, Jennifer – Child Development, 2021
This meta-analysis tested maternal responsivity as a mediator of the association between socioeconomic risk and children's preschool language abilities. The search included studies up to 2017 and meta-analytic structural equation modeling, allowed us to examine the magnitude of the indirect effect across 17 studies (k = 19). The meta-analysis…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Responsibility, Socioeconomic Status, Preschool Children
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Pasco, Denis – Quest, 2013
In recent years, virtual reality technology has been successfully used for learning purposes. The purposes of the article are to examine current research on the role of virtual reality in physical activity settings and discuss potential application of using virtual reality technology to enhance learning in physical education. The article starts…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Concept Formation
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