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Krusberg, Zosia; Coalson, Elam; Feldman, Andrew – Physics Teacher, 2023
One of the objectives of the undergraduate physics curriculum is for students to become aware of the connections between formal physical principles and personal experience. However, research has shown that awareness of connections between the abstract and the experiential tends to deteriorate, sometimes significantly, after instruction in…
Descriptors: Magnets, Undergraduate Students, Physics, Science Education
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Wörner, C. H. – Physics Teacher, 2023
Bounded by the statements of Feynman and Galileo, I describe certain tricks that can be useful for the teaching of physics. In particular, I describe the calculation of the center of mass (centroid) of an arc of circumference and a circular sector. For this purpose, I also use Pappus's theorems. An Appendix is available with Archimedes' method to…
Descriptors: Physics, Computation, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction
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Hernández, Irene Tovar; Vaquero, José Manuel – Physics Teacher, 2023
Old physics textbooks give us a great opportunity to learn about the history of science and rediscover different methods to teach physics to our students. There are many disused and forgotten experiments in them, but these can still be very useful to affirm and understand physics. This is the case of an instrument used in the 19th century to…
Descriptors: Science Education, Physics, Science History, Scientific Concepts
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Hull, Michael M.; Nakayama, Shizuka; Tosa, Sachiko – Physics Teacher, 2023
Newton's laws are a ubiquitous topic in introductory physics instruction. One common problem involves asking what will happen if you stick your finger into a cup of water sitting on a scale. A way to solve the problem would be to first recognize that the water exerts a buoyant force upward on the finger, which students can recognize as being the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Scientific Principles, Concept Formation
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Johnson, Sidney L.; Hatzikoutelis, Athanasios; Smallwood, Christopher L. – Physics Teacher, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic imposed profound changes on the way we think about undergraduate physics education. Online courses became mainstream. Exam formats were reimagined. Digital whiteboards replaced face-to-face discussions. Laboratory classes were outfitted with home-delivered supply kits. And all of us developed a more intimate knowledge of…
Descriptors: College Science, Physics, Astronomy, Online Courses
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Blagotinšek, Ana Gostincar – Physics Teacher, 2023
Two misconceptions about the mechanism of image formation in the human eye are common among students and even in textbooks and other teaching materials. The first attributes all refraction to the eye lens; the second treats the eye as a pinhole camera. To reduce these persistent conceptions of students, a series of simple experiments is presented…
Descriptors: Vision, Science Instruction, Instructional Materials, Laboratory Experiments
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Hull, Michael M.; Becker, Manuel; Budimaier, Florian; Abe, Haruki; Funahashi, Haruhiko – Physics Teacher, 2023
In this article, we will present the HEC BB bag, a simple but elegant model originally invented to help students imagine how air molecules move around in vacuum. The HEC BB bag is made by packing 20 to 30 BBs in a resealable plastic bag of several tens of square centimeters (see Fig. 1). When inflated fully via a straw, the volume of the bag is…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physics, Demonstrations (Educational)
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Bussani, Andrea; Comici, Cinzia – Physics Teacher, 2023
Data analysis and interpretation has always played a fundamental role in the scientific curricula of high school students. The spread of digitalization has further increased the number of learning environments whereby this topic can be effectively taught: as a matter of fact, the ever-growing diffusion of data science across diverse sectors of…
Descriptors: Learning Analytics, High Schools, Data Interpretation, Data Science
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Palacios Gómez, Jesús; Villagómez, Roque André Eleazar Arroyo – Physics Teacher, 2023
Here, a relatively simple laboratory experiment of a physical pendulum, suitable for students of science and engineering in the first courses of university physics, is presented to illustrate its dynamic behavior and to determine its inertia moment. To this end, a long wooden rod of length L = 99.8 cm and cross-section radius R = 1.73 cm was used…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Motion
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Sabella, Mel S.; Roberts, Joann C. – Physics Teacher, 2023
Course revision is often challenging, and instructional partnerships between Learning Assistants (LAs; peer mentors) and course instructors can be leveraged to create novel learning spaces, through an ongoing, iterative revision process coupled with an open sharing of ideas between the LA and instructor. We describe the specifics of an…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Change
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McBride, Krista K. – Physics Teacher, 2023
It can be difficult to find ways to motivate students while teaching a physics course for non-physics students. Students come to class with many different attitudes and preconceptions, some of which are detrimental to their learning. As physics educators, we strive for student engagement and motivation in course material no matter what type of…
Descriptors: Physics, Nonmajors, Relevance (Education), Student Motivation
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Young, Douglas T. – Physics Teacher, 2023
Experiments involving RC circuits are an integral part of introductory physics courses. Previous articles using RC circuits describe determining the charge on a Van de Graaff generator, measuring currents and voltages in a charging RC circuit using a multimeter or an Arduino, measuring the decay constants of complex RC circuits, and using the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Physics, Spreadsheets
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Kumar, Alok – Physics Teacher, 2023
Science does not belong to just one civilization, one culture, one country, or one gender; it belongs to all who want to unfold the mysteries of nature. Most scientists agree that science currently is, and indeed always has been, international and multicultural in character. Our teaching at all levels should reflect this multiculturalism as part…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Physics, Textbooks
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Lin, Zhiqi; Xie, Yuchan; Tu, Chaoshi – Physics Teacher, 2023
Acceleration of moving objects is usually measured by photoelectric gates. In this paper, a method of acceleration measurement is proposed by pasting white card stock and black tape on a pulley and then using an Arduino to time the motion. This method only needs one photoelectric sensor to measure the acceleration. In contrast, using photoelectric…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Measurement Techniques
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Berger, Roland; Lensing, Philipp – Physics Teacher, 2023
In physics education, the topic of electromagnetic induction is an important but also challenging topic for many students. The early introduction of formulae, e.g., Faraday's law of induction, seems to hinder rather than to foster the understanding of the topic's underlying principles. In this paper, we present the basic idea for a teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Magnets, Physics, Computer Simulation
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