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ERIC Number: EJ1059616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Scratch as a Computational Modelling Tool for Teaching Physics
Lopez, Victor; Hernandez, Maria Isabel
Physics Education, v50 n3 p310-316 May 2015
The Scratch online authoring tool, which features a simple programming language that has been adapted to primary and secondary students, is being used more and more in schools as it offers students and teachers the opportunity to use a tool to build scientific models and evaluate their behaviour, just as can be done with computational modelling programs. In this article, we briefly discuss why Scratch could be a useful tool for computational modelling in the primary or secondary physics classroom, and we present practical examples of how it can be used to build a model.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A