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Hong, Jon-Chao; Chen, Mei-Yung; Wong, Ashley; Hsu, Tsui-Fang; Peng, Chih-Chi – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012

In a contest featuring hands-on projects, college students were required to design a simple crawling worm using planning, self-monitoring and self-evaluation processes to solve contradictive problems. To enhance the efficiency of problem solving, one needs to practice meta-cognition based on an application of related scientific concepts. The…

Descriptors: Physics, Competition, Scientific Concepts, Hands on Science

Jewett, John W., Jr. – Physics Teacher, 2015

The notion of bringing technology into the classroom has been the subject of many recent presentations at conferences and papers in physics teaching journals. The use of devices such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, and clickers is rising in today's classrooms and laboratories. PhET simulations have been available online for over a decade. A…

Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Quantum Mechanics, Computer Simulation

Gok, Tolga – Hacettepe University Journal of Education, 2012

The change in students' problem solving ability in upper-level course through the application of a technological interactive environment--Tablet PC running InkSurvey--was investigated in present study. Tablet PC/InkSurvey interactive technology allowing the instructor to receive real-time formative assessment as the class works through the problem…

Descriptors: Physics, Problem Solving, Computer Uses in Education, Handheld Devices

Debnath, Lokenath – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015

This paper deals with a brief history of the most remarkable Euler numbers "e,"?"i"?and?"?" in mathematical sciences. Included are many properties of the constants "e,"?"i"?and?"?" and their applications in algebra, geometry, physics, chemistry, ecology, business and industry. Special…

Descriptors: Numbers, History, Mathematics, Mathematical Applications

Grundberg, Johan – European Journal of Physics, 2008

The Laplace equation has applications in several fields of physics, and problems involving this equation serve as paradigms for boundary value problems. In the case of the Laplace equation in a disc there is a well-known explicit formula for the solution: Poisson's integral. We show how one can derive this formula, and in addition two equivalent…

Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Equations (Mathematics), Problem Solving

Allaire-Duquette, Geneviève; Charland, Patrick; Riopel, Martin – European Journal of Physics Education, 2014

In physics, women find contexts concerning human biology, medical applications, or natural phenomena highly relevant (Hoffmann, 2002), and the rareness or absence of these in physics curricula may make it more difficult for women to develop and maintain their interest in physics. To date, research in physics education addressing student's…

Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Females, Science Interests

Zakani, Sima; Kaupp, Jake; Turner, Roderick D.; Frank, Brian – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019

One of the key steps when developing pathways between baccalaureate and diploma programs is comparing learning goals between the programs. This paper presents application of a seven-dimensional framework (cognitive process, transferability, depth of analysis, interdependence, question novelty, scaffolding and communication) to analyze the implicit…

Descriptors: Calculus, Physics, Science Education, Technology Education

Molitoris, Joseph J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak allows for a number of possible applications to classroom teaching (biology, computer science, Earth science, physics, statistics), as well as student research. A number of simple models reproduce fairly well the case numbers (total confirmed cases) of the Coronavirus pandemic in specific regions. These models may also be…

Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods

Astra, I Made; Nasbey, Hadi; Nugraha, Aditiya – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015

The aim of this research is to create learning media for senior high school students through an android application in the form of a simulation lab. The method employed in the study is research and development. A simulation lab which has been made subsequently validated by concept and media experts, further empirical testing by teachers and…

Descriptors: High School Students, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Research and Development

Retrospective Perceptions and Views of Engineering Students about Physics and Engineering Practicals

Bhathal, R. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2011

Hands-on practical work in physics and engineering has a long and well-established tradition in Australian universities. Recently, however, the question of whether hands-on physics and engineering practicals are useful for engineering students and whether they could be deleted or whether these could be replaced with computer simulations has been…

Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Physics, Engineering, Foreign Countries

Brizard, Alain J. – European Journal of Physics, 2009

The Jacobi and Weierstrass elliptic functions used to be part of the standard mathematical arsenal of physics students. They appear as solutions of many important problems in classical mechanics: the motion of a planar pendulum (Jacobi), the motion of a force-free asymmetric top (Jacobi), the motion of a spherical pendulum (Weierstrass) and the…

Descriptors: Mechanics (Physics), Motion, Mathematics, Undergraduate Study

Sokolowski, Andrzej; Rackley, Robin – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 2011

In this article, the authors present a lesson whose goal is to utilise a scientific environment to immerse a trigonometry student in the process of mathematical modelling. The scientific environment utilised during this activity is a physics simulation called "Wave on a String" created by the PhET Interactive Simulations Project at…

Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematical Models, Physics, Trigonometry

Even, C.; Bouquet, F.; Remond, J.; Deloche, B. – European Journal of Physics, 2009

As an experimental project proposed to students in fourth year of university, a viscometer was developed, consisting of a small magnet levitating in a viscous fluid. The viscous force acting on the magnet is directly measured: viscosities in the range 10-10[superscript 6] mPa s are obtained. This experiment is used as an introduction to complex…

Descriptors: Physics, Measurement Techniques, Magnets, Science Experiments

Planinsic, Gorazd; Vollmer, Michael – European Journal of Physics, 2008

The surface-to-volume ratio is an important quantity in thermal physics. For example it governs the behaviour of heating or cooling of physical objects as a function of size like, e.g. cubes or spheres made of different material. The starting point in our paper is the simple physics problem of how cheese cubes of different sizes behave if heated…

Descriptors: Animals, Metabolism, Heat, Biology

Bryce, T. G. K.; MacMillan, K. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2009

Researchers and practitioners alike express concerns about the conceptual difficulties associated with the concepts of momentum and kinetic energy currently taught in school physics. This article presents an in-depth analysis of the treatment given to them in 44 published textbooks written for UK secondary school certificate courses. This is set…

Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Textbooks, Kinetics, Physics