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Stannard, Warren B. – Physics Education, 2018
In most high school physics classes, gravity is described as an attractive force between two masses as formulated by Newton over 300 years ago. Einstein's general theory of relativity implies that gravitational effects are instead the result of a "curvature" of space-time. However, explaining why things fall without resorting to Newton's…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Motion, Kinetics
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Steier, Rolf; Kersting, Magdalena – Cognition and Instruction, 2019
Though we live in a 4-dimensional universe, our minds and bodies are not particularly good at perceiving and depicting 4 dimensions. This study contributes to our understanding of collaboration with abstract concepts by examining particular activities where bodily and experiential understandings may conflict with the conceptual domain.…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Imagination, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students
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Kersting, Magdalena; Henriksen, Ellen Karoline; Bøe, Maria Vetleseter; Angell, Carl – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
Because of its abstract nature, Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity is rarely present in school physics curricula. Although the educational community has started to investigate ways of bringing general relativity to classrooms, field-tested educational material is rare. Employing the model of educational reconstruction, we present a…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning
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Nikolic, Hrvoje – European Journal of Physics, 2012
In 1930, Einstein argued against the consistency of the time-energy uncertainty relation by discussing a thought experiment involving a measurement of the mass of the box which emitted a photon. Bohr seemingly prevailed over Einstein by arguing that Einstein's own general theory of relativity saves the consistency of quantum mechanics. We revisit…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Quantum Mechanics, Science Instruction, Science Experiments
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Puri, Avinash – Physics Education, 2015
According to the Newtonian formula for a simple pendulum, the period of a pendulum is inversely proportional to the square root of "g", the gravitational field strength. Einstein's theory of general relativity leads to the result that time slows down where gravity is intense. The two claims look contradictory and can muddle student and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Motion, Scientific Principles
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Mabin, Mason; Becker, Maria; Batelaan, Herman – Physics Teacher, 2016
The concept of curved space is not readily observable in everyday life. The educational movie "Sphereland" attempts to illuminate the idea. The main character, a hexagon, has to go to great lengths to prove that her world is in fact curved. We present an experiment that demonstrates a new way to determine if a two-dimensional surface,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Energy, Magnets
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Kapucu, Munise Seçkin – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2016
This study aims to examine nature of science themes, philosophical movements, and overall concepts covered in the documentary film, "Einstein and Eddington". A qualitative research method was used. In this study, the documentary film "Einstein and Eddington," the viewing time of which is 1 hour and 28 minutes, was used as the…
Descriptors: Documentaries, Scientific Principles, Philosophy, Scientific Concepts
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Sahoo, S. – European Journal of Physics, 2009
String theory is the most promising candidate theory for a unified description of all the fundamental forces that exist in nature. It provides a mathematical framework that combines quantum theory with Einstein's general theory of relativity. The typical size of a string is of the order of 10[superscript -33] cm, called the Planck length. But due…
Descriptors: Quantum Mechanics, Scientific Concepts, Theories, Science Instruction
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Stannard, Warren B. – Physics Education, 2018
Einstein's two theories of relativity were introduced over 100 years ago. High school science students are seldom exposed to these revolutionary ideas as they are often perceived to be too difficult conceptually and mathematically. This paper brings together the two theories of relativity in a way that is logical and consistent and enables the…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Teaching Methods
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Fingon, Joan C.; Fingon, Shallon D. – Science Scope, 2009
Who hasn't heard of Einstein? Science educators everywhere are familiar with Einstein's genius and general theory of relativity. Students easily recognize Einstein's image by his white flyaway hair and bushy mustache. It is well known that Einstein was a brilliant physicist and an abstract thinker who often used his creativity and imagination in…
Descriptors: Science Interests, Scientific Concepts, Biographies, Scientists
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Singh, Satya Pal; Singh, Apoorva; Hareet, Prabhav – European Journal of Physics Education, 2011
The progress of modern cosmology took off in 1917 when A. Einstein published his paper on general theory of relativity extending his work of special theory of relativity (1905). In 1922 Alexander Friedmann constructed a mathematical model for expanding Universe that had a big bang in remote past. The experimental evidences could come in 1929 by…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Theories, Scientific Principles
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Overduin, James; Perry, Jonathan; Huxford, Rachael; Selway, Jim – Physics Teacher, 2018
Popular demonstrations commonly use stretched spandex fabric to illustrate the way in which curved spacetime mimics the force of gravity in general relativity. There are significant potential conceptual pitfalls to such an approach. In particular, it obscures the fact that most of what we ordinarily feel as gravity is due to the warping of time…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Demonstrations (Educational)
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Bent, Henry A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1980
Presents evidence to support the author's viewpoint that Einstein's General Relativity Theory is related to concepts of chemo-electricity. (CS)
Descriptors: Biographies, Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education
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Bandyopadhyay, Atanu; Kumar, Arvind – European Journal of Physics, 2011
The principle of equivalence was the first vital clue to Einstein in his extension of special relativity to general relativity, the modern theory of gravitation. In this paper we investigate in some detail students' understanding of this principle in a variety of contexts, when they are undergoing an introductory course on general relativity. The…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Physics
Range, Shannon K'doah; Mullins, Jennifer – 2002
This teaching guide introduces a relativity gyroscope experiment aiming to test two unverified predictions of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity. An introduction to the theory includes the following sections: (1) "Spacetime, Curved Spacetime, and Frame-Dragging"; (2) "'Seeing' Spacetime with Gyroscopes"; (3)…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Middle Schools, Physical Sciences, Relativity
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