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ERIC Number: EJ995718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
The "Earth Physics" Workshops Offered by the Earth Science Education Unit
Davies, Stephen
School Science Review, n347 p69-74 Dec 2012
Earth science has a part to play in broadening students' learning experience in physics. The Earth Science Education Unit presents a range of (free) workshops to teachers and trainee teachers, suggesting how Earth-based science activities, which show how we understand and use the planet we live on, can easily be slotted into normal science lessons. Waves and resonance, for example, are illustrated by earthquakes, electromagnetic induction is used to design seismometers, metal detectors and wind turbines, and thermodynamics is illustrated by heat exchangers used for space heating. The "Earth Physics" workshops, which show how to set up the activities within a physics lesson, have been well received by teachers. (Contains 1 table, 7 figures and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A