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ERIC Number: EJ827424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Toys in Physics Lectures and Demonstrations--A Brief Review
Guemez, J.; Fiolhais, C.; Fiolhais, M.
Physics Education, v44 n1 p 53-64 Jan 2009
The use of toys in physics teaching is common. This brief review of the physics of toys intends to show that they are not only very useful in lectures and demonstrations in order to motivate students but also very interesting from a scientific point of view. However, since their physics is sometimes too cumbersome, the effect can be the opposite. We call attention to some subtleties of toys used in physics or in general science teaching. (Contains 22 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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