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Pendrill, Ann-Marie; Eriksson, Moa; Eriksson, Urban; Svensson, Kim; Ouattara, Lassana – Physics Education, 2019
Describing the motion in a vertical roller coaster loop requires a good understanding of Newton's laws, vectors and energy transformation. This paper describes how first-year students try to make sense of force and acceleration in this example of non-uniform circular motion, which was part of a written exam. In addition to an analysis of the exam…
Descriptors: Motion, Science Instruction, College Freshmen, Physics
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Chang, Wheijen; Bell, Beverley; Jones, Allister – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
A review of the history of Newton's Laws of Motion illustrates that the historical development gradually shifted away from intuitive experiences and daily life conventions towards a scientific regulated perspective. Three stages of the historical development are discussed, i.e. prior to the Principia, the 3rd (last) edition of the Principia,…
Descriptors: Motion, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Intellectual History
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Antwi, Victor – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Most Ghanaian university physics students depend on rote learning and rote problem solving, without having the conceptual knowledge of concepts that are being studied. This is so because the Ghanaian style of setting and answering of questions favour those students who have the ability to do rote memorization of learning. The instructors start…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Motion, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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Brunt, Marjorie; Brunt, Geoff – Physics Education, 2013
The teaching of the principle of conservation of linear momentum is considered (ages 15 + ). From the principle, the momenta of two masses in an isolated system are considered. Sketch graphs of the momenta make Newton's laws appear obvious. Examples using different collision conditions are considered. Conservation of momentum is considered…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Principles, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods
Engelman, Jonathan – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Changing student conceptions in physics is a difficult process and has been a topic of research for many years. The purpose of this study was to understand what prompted students to change or not change their incorrect conceptions of Newtons Second or Third Laws in response to an intervention, Interactive Video Vignettes (IVVs), designed to…
Descriptors: College Students, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Principles, Scientific Concepts
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Kianian, Kiarash; Bozorgmehr, Aria – European Journal of Physics Education, 2017
In this paper, we indicate the difference between energy equation and the center of mass equation by an especially example. According to our opinion, in teaching mechanics, we should more clearly an integral of Newton's second law and the energy equation. Maybe this leads to greater clarity in the notions of system, work and energy.
Descriptors: Mechanics (Physics), Energy, Equations (Mathematics), Kinetics
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Perea Martins, J. E. M. – Physics Education, 2017
This work presents a simple analogue waterproof temperature probe design and its electronic interfacing with a computer to compose a data acquisition system for water temperature measurement. It also demonstrates the system usage through an experiment to verify the water heating period with an electric heater and another to verify the Newton's law…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Water, Heat, Science Experiments
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Dias, Marco Adriano; Carvalho, Paulo Simeão; Vianna, Deise Miranda – Physics Education, 2016
Image modelling is a video-based teaching tool that is a combination of strobe images and video analysis. This tool can enable a qualitative and a quantitative approach to the teaching of physics, in a much more engaging and appealling way than the traditional expositive practice. In a specific scenario shown in this paper, the Ollie trick, we…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts
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Draper, Michael J.; Ibezim, Victoria; Newton, Philip M. – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2017
Many strategies have been proposed to address the use of Essay Mills and other 'contract cheating' services by students. These services generally offer bespoke custom-written essays or other assignments to students in exchange for a fee. There have been calls for the use of legal approaches to tackle the problem. Here we determine whether the UK…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Legislation, Essays, Cheating
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Elsayed, Tarek A. – Physics Teacher, 2012
The phenomenon of recoil is usually explained to students in the context of Newton's third law. Typically, when a projectile is fired, the recoil of the launch mechanism is interpreted as a reaction to the ejection of the smaller projectile. The same phenomenon is also interpreted in the context of the conservation of linear momentum, which is…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Conservation (Concept)
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Feng, Ling; Newton, Derek – Journal of Moral Education, 2012
The concept of "harmony" was taught by the Chinese sages as the practice of acceptance, tolerance, mutual respect, equality and patience, and is now given great importance by the Chinese government in its attempts to promote the stability and sustainability of the country. The concept could have significant implications for moral…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Social Development
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Lemmer, Miriam – Africa Education Review, 2018
Science teaching and learning require knowledge about how learning takes place (cognition) and how learners interact with their surroundings (affective and sociocultural factors). The study reported on focussed on learning for understanding of Newton's second law of motion from a cognitive perspective that takes social factors into account. A…
Descriptors: Science Education, Physics, Scientific Principles, Motion
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Kuang, Xiulin; Eysink, Tessa H. S.; de Jong, Ton – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2020
Hypothesis generation is an important but difficult process for students. This study investigated the effects of providing students with support for hypothesis generation, with regard to the testability and complexity of the generated hypotheses, the quality of the subsequent inquiry learning processes and knowledge acquisition. Fifty-two…
Descriptors: Hypothesis Testing, Simulation, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Freudenrich, Craig C. – Science Teacher, 2000
Recommends using science fiction television episodes, novels, and films for teaching science and motivating students. Studies Newton's Law of Motion, principles of relativity, journey to Mars, interplanetary trajectories, artificial gravity, and Martian geology. Discusses science fiction's ability to capture student interest and the advantages of…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science
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Hill, Trevor – Physics Education, 2019
Comfort whilst camping overnight during outdoor pursuits is based on pain free and warm sleeping arrangements and is highly dependent on the performance of the sleeping bag and sleeping mat. In adventurous and challenging situations, performance can contribute to safety and expedition success. From the manufacturer's point of view, thermal…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Recreational Activities
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