ERIC Number: EJ1037233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Learning Physics in a Water Park
Cabeza, Cecilia; Rubido, Nicolás; Martí, Arturo C.
Physics Education, v49 n2 p187-194 Mar 2014
Entertaining and educational experiments that can be conducted in a water park, illustrating physics concepts, principles and fundamental laws, are described. These experiments are suitable for students ranging from senior secondary school to junior university level. Newton's laws of motion, Bernoulli's equation, based on the conservation of energy, buoyancy, linear and non-linear wave propagation, turbulence, thermodynamics, optics and cosmology are among the topics that can be discussed. Commonly available devices like smartphones, digital cameras, laptop computers and tablets, can be used conveniently to enable accurate calculation and a greater degree of engagement on the part of students.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Water, Recreational Facilities, Science Experiments, Scientific Concepts, Secondary School Science, College Science, Scientific Principles, Motion, Equations (Mathematics), Energy, Thermodynamics, Optics, Educational Technology, Workshops, Foreign Countries, Photography, Kinetics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Uruguay