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Denton, J. J.; Denton, M. H.; Kavanagh, A. J.; Harron, H.; Ulich, T.; Denton, J. S. – Physics Education, 2012
We report on a school-university collaboration to involve students in the deployment, testing, and operation of a very low frequency (VLF) radio receiver as part of an international network of such experiments. A background to the collaboration is presented, along with a summary of planning and development, and the ultimate deployment of the…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Radio, Physics, Science Instruction
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Sousa-Silva, Clara; McKemmish, Laura K.; Chubb, Katy L.; Gorman, Marie N.; Baker, Jack S.; Barton, Emma J.; Rivlin, Tom; Tennyson, Jonathan – Physics Education, 2018
Involving students in state-of-the-art research from an early age eliminates the idea that science is only for the scientists and empowers young people to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects. It is also a great opportunity to dispel harmful stereotypes about who is suitable for STEM careers, while leaving students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, STEM Education
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Mayer, V. V.; Varaksina, E. I. – Physics Education, 2014
Students receive a more complete conception of scientific cognition methods if they reproduce fundamentally important historical investigations on their own. Ohm's investigation realized in 1826 is one of these. This paper presents a simple and accessible experimental unit, in which Ohm's ideas are implemented with the help of modern…
Descriptors: Investigations, Science Education History, Science Experiments, Units of Study
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Gyllenpalm, Jakob; Christiansson, Ulf; Friggebo, Patrik – Physics Education, 2018
Laboratory work in physics has traditionally focused on the verification of facts, theories and laws. In contrast, this article describes how laboratory tasks can be used to promote students understanding about the nature of science and scientific inquiry. In the project reported here, students learn about measurement uncertainties and a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Science Laboratories, Scientific Concepts
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Briggle, Justin – Physics Education, 2013
We describe the use of Apple's iPod touch/iPhone, acting as the pendulum bob, as a means of measuring pendulum period, making use of the device's three-axis digital accelerometer and the freely available SPARKvue app from PASCO scientific. The method can be readily incorporated into an introductory physics laboratory experiment.…
Descriptors: Motion, Mechanics (Physics), Science Instruction, Handheld Devices
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Cords, Nina; Fischer, Robert; Euler, Manfred; Prasad, Amrita – Physics Education, 2012
In order to increase scientific literacy and the knowledge of science and technology of Europe's citizens, the European Commission suggests a more student-centred implementation of natural sciences in education systems. Inquiry-based learning (IBL) is not only an accepted method to promote students' interest and motivation, it also helps students…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Multimedia Materials, Inquiry, Optics
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Pols, Freek; Dekkers, Peter; de Vries, Marc – Physics Education, 2019
Successfully carrying out a secondary school physics inquiry requires a considerable amount of procedural and content knowledge. It further requires knowledge of how and why maintaining scientific standards produces the best available answer to the given research question. To this purpose, a series of five inquiry activities was developed and…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students
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French, A.; Cullerne, J. P.; Kanchanasakdichai, O. – Physics Education, 2019
This paper develops the ideas of "The Pedagogical Power of Context: Iterative Calculus Methods and the Epidemiology of Eyam" (French "et al." 2018 "J. Phys. Educ."), where we considered the application of the Euler method to solve epidemiological problems. Our purpose was to convey some examples of school level work…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Visualization, Calculus
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Artigas, A.; Costa, A.; Eyraud, C. H.; Perez-Verde, A.; Ros, R. M. – Physics Education, 2011
The European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE), in collaboration with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina of Egypt and the participation of schools from all around the world, performed the Eratosthenes experiment on 21 June 2010. This activity has been selected as one of the finalists in the 11th international prize organized by Ciencia en…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Scientific Methodology, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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LoPresto, Michael C.; Jacobs, Diane A. – Physics Education, 2007
In this exercise the US Standard Atmosphere is used as "data" that a student is asked to model by deriving equations to reproduce it with the help of spreadsheet and graphing software. The exercise can be used as a laboratory or an independent study for a student of introductory physics to provide an introduction to scientific research…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Physics, Independent Study, Models
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Parthasarathy, Raghuveer – Physics Education, 2015
Improving the scientific literacy of non-scientists is an important aim, both because of the ever-increasing impact of science on our lives and because understanding science enriches our experience of the natural world. One route to improving scientific literacy is via general education undergraduate courses--i.e. courses for students not majoring…
Descriptors: Biophysics, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Science Instruction
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Levy, Denise S. – Physics Education, 2017
This article presents a web-based educational project focused on the potential value of Information and Communication Technology to enhance communication and education on nuclear science throughout Brazil. The project is designed to provide trustworthy information about the beneficial uses of nuclear technology, educating children and teenagers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nuclear Physics, Science and Society, Science Education
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Downie, Jonathan; Morton, Jonathan A. S.; McCoustra, Martin R. S. – Physics Education, 2017
The Bright Lights: Big Experiments! public engagement project enabled high school students Scottish S2 to prepare a short, 5 min video using their own words and in their own style to present a scientific experiment on the theme of light to their contemporaries via YouTube. This paper describes the various experiments that we chose to deliver and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Science Experiments, Light
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De Poorter, John; De Lange, Jan; Devoldere, Lies; Van Landeghem, Jouri; Strubbe, Katrien – Physics Education, 2017
Crosscutting concepts like patterns and models are fundamental parts in both the American framework of science education (from the AAAS) and our proposals for a new science education framework in Flanders. These concepts deepen the insight of both students and teachers. They help students to ask relevant questions during an inquiry and they give…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Minkin, Leonard; Sikes, Daniel – Physics Education, 2018
A novel method of measuring the coefficients of kinetic and rolling friction is proposed. The method is simple to implement and reliable. Samples of measurements and calculations are presented.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Kinetics, Physics, Motion
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