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Nuryantini, Ade Yeti; Sawitri, Asti; Nuryadin, Bebeh Wahid – Physics Education, 2018
This study demonstrated that the constant average speed of a dynamic car could be measured and calculated using the smartphone magnetometer. The apparatus setup was built using a dynamic car, a linear track up to 1.50 m, a bunch of magnets, and a smartphone magnetometer application. The smartphone magnetometer application, 'Physics Toolbox Suite',…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Motion
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Abbott, David; Roberts, Andrew; MacIsaac, Dan; Falconer, Kathleen; Genz, Florian; Hoffmann, Stefan; Bresges, André; Weber, Jeremias – Physics Teacher, 2019
Physics students have traditionally prepared many kinds of reports-- laboratory, activity, project, and even book or article reports. Smartphones and YouTube videos are familiar cultural objects to current students, and our students use smartphone cameras to include photographs of apparatus, phenomena, hand-sketched figures, graphs, and…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Student Projects, Science Projects
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Lincoln, James – Physics Teacher, 2018
There are already several articles describing ways to teach physics using smartphone apps, but what are some experiments you can perform immediately without downloading any additional software? In the spirit of increasing the amount of hands-on activities each of us is doing, and to give us backup activities when you have a few extra minutes of…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Physics, Science Instruction
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Shakur, Asif; Emmert, Jeffrey – Physics Teacher, 2019
The introduction of the Wireless Smart Cart by PASCO scientific in April 2016 has ushered in a paradigm shift in the design and implementation of low-cost undergraduate physics and engineering laboratory experiments. The use of smartphones in experimental physics is by now widely accepted and documented. The smart cart in combination with…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, College Science, Engineering Education
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Pili, Unofre; Violanda, Renante – Physics Teacher, 2019
In introductory physics laboratories, spring constants are traditionally measured using the static method. The dynamic method, via vertical spring-mass oscillator, that uses a stopwatch in order to measure the period of oscillations is also commonly employed. However, this time-measuring technique is prone to human errors and in this paper we…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Physics, Scientific Concepts
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Salinas, I.; Gimenez, M. H.; Monsoriu, J. A.; Sans, J. A. – Physics Teacher, 2019
New learning strategies try to extend the use of common devices among students in physics lab practices. In particular, there is a recent trend to explore the possibilities of using smartphone sensors to describe physics phenomena. On the other hand, the study of the moment of inertia by the use of the torsion pendulum is a typical example in the…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Physics, Science Instruction
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Tho, Siew Wei; Lee, Tien Tien; Baharom, Sadiah – Teaching Science, 2018
Trends in contemporary science education emphasise the benefits of out-of-school learning experiences to help schools link science with everyday life (Tho, Chan, & Yeung, 2015). With the help of state-of-the-art technology, mobile devices--particularly smartphones--have the ability to work as data-logging tools for students to perform…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Hawley, Scott H.; McClain, Robert E., Jr. – Physics Teacher, 2018
When Yang-Hann Kim received the Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education at the 2015 meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, he stressed the importance of offering visual depictions of sound fields when teaching acoustics. Often visualization methods require specialized equipment such as microphone arrays or scanning apparatus. We present a…
Descriptors: Physics, Acoustics, Visualization, Telecommunications
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Septianto, R. D.; Suhendra, D.; Iskandar, F. – Physics Education, 2017
This paper reports on the result of a research into the utilisation of a smartphone for the study of magnetostatics on the basis of experiments. The use of such a device gives great measurement result and thus it can replace magnetic sensor tools that are relatively expensive. For the best experimental result, firstly the position of the magnetic…
Descriptors: Magnets, Measurement Techniques, Measurement Equipment, Handheld Devices
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Taspika, Melda; Nuraeni, Lely; Suhendra, Dadang; Iskandar, Ferry – Physics Education, 2019
This paper reports on the measurement of a magnetic field due to the coil carrying current by using the magnetic sensor in a smartphone as an alternate to the relatively expensive magnetic sensor probe. The location of the magnetic sensor in the smartphone was known by mapping the value of the magnetic field due to the permanent magnetic bar so…
Descriptors: Physics, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Namchanthra, Witchayaporn; Khemmani, Supitch; Wicharn, Surawut; Plaipichit, Suwan; Pipatpanukul, Chinnawut; Puttharugsa, Chokchai – Physics Education, 2019
This paper describes the use of a smartphone's sensors to investigate the motion of a torsion pendulum to demonstrate energy conservation. The smartphone was placed on and attached to a metal disk hanging by a wire. The oscillation of the disk was measured using the smartphone's sensors to simultaneously record angular position, angular speed and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Motion, Energy Conservation
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Shakur, Asif; Sinatra, Taylor – Physics Teacher, 2013
The gyroscope in a smartphone was employed in a physics laboratory setting to verify the conservation of angular momentum and the nonconservation of rotational kinetic energy. As is well-known, smartphones are ubiquitous on college campuses. These devices have a panoply of built-in sensors. This creates a unique opportunity for a new paradigm in…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Motion, Science Laboratories
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Vieyra, Rebecca Elizabeth; Vieyra, Chrystian; Macchia, Stefano – Physics Teacher, 2017
Although the advent and popularization of the "flipped classroom" tends to center around at-home video lectures, teachers are increasingly turning to at-home labs for enhanced student engagement. This paper describes two simple at-home experiments that can be accomplished in the kitchen. The first experiment analyzes the density of four…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Homework
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Hergemöller, Timo; Laumann, Daniel – Physics Teacher, 2017
Today smartphones and tablets do not merely pervade our daily life, but also play a major role in STEM education in general, and in experimental investigations in particular. Enabling teachers and students to make use of these new techniques in physics lessons requires supplying capable and affordable applications. Our article presents the…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Visual Aids, Laboratory Equipment
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Kapucu, Serkan – Physics Teacher, 2019
In recent years, smartphone sensors have been frequently used in educational demonstrations to improve students' understanding of certain physical kinematic topics. In particular, the sensors on modern smartphones enable students to use their phones as physics mini-laboratories, and they have been used to analyze objects' speeds and accelerations…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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