ERIC Number: EJ882115
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Dr Skateboard's Action Science: Teaching Physics in Context
Robertson, William H.
Science Education Review, v8 n1 p30-34 2009
In order to create student interest and promote new connections to the understanding of fundamental physics concepts, there is a need for new approaches and methods that are both contemporary and relevant. Dr Skateboard's Action Science, a curriculum supplement comprising video instruction and classroom activities, is an example that focuses on the physical science concepts found in the areas of forces, motion, Newton's laws of motion, and simple machines. The use of familiar activities, situations, and objects, such as skateboarding and bicycle motocross (BMX), around which students can explore and explain scientific concepts can be defined as action science.
Descriptors: Science Activities, Student Interests, Physics, Motion, Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts, Video Technology, Learning Activities, Scientific Principles, Relevance (Education), Inquiry
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