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Li, Dean; Liu, Lilan; Zhou, Shaona – Physics Teacher, 2020
Interest in smartphone-based learning, especially in the use of internal sensors in smartphones for physics experiments, is increasing rapidly. Internal sensors in smartphones such as acoustic sensor, optical sensor, and acceleration sensor can help researchers alleviate the problems including insufficient accuracy with low-cost equipment, high…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Telecommunications
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Kaps, Andreas; Splith, Tobias; Stallmach, Frank – Physics Teacher, 2021
Implementing smartphones with their internal sensors into physics experiments represents a modern, attractive, and authentic approach to improve students' conceptual understanding of physics. In such experiments, smartphones often serve as objects with physical properties and as digital measurement devices to record, display, and analyze…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Science Experiments
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Ogawara, Yasuo – Physics Teacher, 2020
When we teach thermodynamics, a vacuum container used to keep food isolated from air is a cheap and interesting teaching device. There are some experiments already described in the literature and we can also find videos of demonstrations on YouTube. At the same time, there is increasing interest in how to utilize smartphones in physics…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Thermodynamics, Scientific Concepts
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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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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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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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Shakur, Asif; Binz, Steven – Physics Teacher, 2021
The use of smartphones in experimental physics is by now widely accepted and documented. PASCO scientific's Smart Cart, in combination with student-owned smartphones and free apps, has opened a new universe of low-cost experiments that have traditionally required cumbersome and expensive equipment. In this paper, we demonstrate the simplicity,…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Science Experiments, Physics, Computer Oriented Programs
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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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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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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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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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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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Hootman, Stacy A.; Pickett, Cory – Physics Teacher, 2021
To help engage non-physics majors in a General Physics II (Electricity & Magnetism) course at the University of Indianapolis, students used their smartphones to detect magnetic fields on campus in a semester-long data collection project. This paper discusses details about the design of the project, previous studies that utilize smartphones for…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Magnets, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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Wirjawan, Johannes V. D.; Pratama, Daniel; Pratidhina, Elisabeth; Wijaya, Anthony; Untung, Budijanto; Herwinarso – International Journal of Instruction, 2020
One popular advanced technology nowadays is smartphone. Smartphones allow various functions beyond the traditional function of mobile phones as communication devices. The technology in smartphones has potential applications in many areas including education. In this study, we report our research which aims to: (1) produce a smartphone app as media…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, High School Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Shakur, Asif; Valliant, Benjamin – Physics Teacher, 2020
The use of smartphones in experimental physics is by now widely accepted and documented. PASCO scientific's smart cart, in combination with student-owned smartphones and free apps, has opened up a new universe of low-cost experiments that have traditionally required cumbersome and expensive equipment. In this paper we demonstrate the simplicity,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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