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Alexopoulos, A.; Pavlidou, M.; Cherouvis, S. – Physics Education, 2019
In recent years the realisation that children make decisions and choices about subjects they like in primary school became widely accepted. The role of the primary school teacher as the main ambassador for a subject is therefore crucial in inspiring and enthusing the younger generation towards STEM. However, in most European countries, primary…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Role
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Galante, Lorenzo; Arlego, Marcelo; Fanaro, Maria; Gnesi, Ivan – Physics Education, 2019
In this paper we present a pedagogical strategy to introduce the Heisenberg uncertainty principle to high school students. The basis on which this proposal relies is the Fourier transform, connecting the quantum function in the x domain, ?(x), with the function in the wave number domain, A(k). This mathematical relationship directly leads to the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High School Students, Teaching Methods
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Alho, J.; Silva, H.; Teodoro, V.; Bonfait, G. – Physics Education, 2019
In the field of physics teaching, the simple pendulum provides a very simple way to study the harmonic oscillator, the source of some fundamental concepts such as periodicity, relaxation time and anharmonicity. As such, its experimental study is frequently integrated into high school or first year university programs. With this in mind, in this…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Motion, High Schools
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Rosi, Tommaso; Gratton, Luigi M.; Onorato, Pasquale; Oss, Stefano – Physics Education, 2019
We propose to reconsider the well-known experiment about the interference of white light from a thin soap film by adopting as an illuminating source the RGB triad produced by a LED projector. The interference pattern shows up in a particularly fascinating way and it contains direct, essential information about both the wave nature of light and of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Light, Scientific Concepts
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Kontomaris, Stylianos-Vasileios; Malamou, Anna – Physics Education, 2019
According to Newtonian mechanics, the gravitational fields created by bodies with spherical symmetry (such as planets) are non-uniform. This may create the impression to undergraduate physics students that uniform gravitational fields are just an approximation. This is not the case as uniform gravitational fields are created in hollows of…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Mechanics (Physics), College Science, Undergraduate Students
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Kesonen, Mikko H. P.; Leinonen, Risto; Asikainen, Mervi A. – Physics Education, 2019
In the present article, a simple model for teaching the falling motion of a bungee jumper is presented and evaluated in terms of students' learning. The model allows one to make qualitative predictions about the accelerations of bungee jumpers with different masses and cord densities. The model was taught during a 90min teaching unit to physics…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Models, Units of Study
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Kácovský, Petr – Physics Education, 2019
This paper describes ten simple thermal imaging experiments designed primarily for upper secondary students, but usable with younger pupils as well. The author's primary motivation was to come up with a meaningful use for a thermal imaging camera even if the teacher only has a short time to work with it--in the extreme case, only one lesson in…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Secondary School Students
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Hill, Trevor – Physics Education, 2019
Comfort whilst camping overnight during outdoor pursuits is based on pain free and warm sleeping arrangements and is highly dependent on the performance of the sleeping bag and sleeping mat. In adventurous and challenging situations, performance can contribute to safety and expedition success. From the manufacturer's point of view, thermal…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Recreational Activities
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Singh, I.; Khun Khun, K.; Kaur, B. – Physics Education, 2019
This paper presents the usage of an Excel spreadsheet for studying charged particle dynamics in the presence of uniform electric and magnetic fields. The equation of motion of the charged particle is developed under different conditions and the data is obtained in an Excel spreadsheet under variation of parameters such as the velocity of charged…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Computer Software, Spreadsheets
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de Jesus, V. L. B.; Pérez, C. A. C.; de Oliveira, A. L.; Sasaki, D. G. G. – Physics Education, 2019
Currently, the number of smartphones with an embedded gyroscope sensor has been increasing due games whose performance relies on 3D augmented reality. In general, teaching papers on the gyroscope sensor address very simple spatial configuration, where the fixed rotation axis coincides to the z-axis of the smartphone. This work presents five…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Motion, Teaching Methods
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Foppoli, Alexander; Choudhary, Rahul; Blair, David; Kaur, Tejinder; Moschilla, John; Zadnik, Marjan – Physics Education, 2019
Einsteinian physics represents a distinct paradigm shift compared to Newtonian physics. There is worldwide interest in introducing Einsteinian physics concepts early in school curriculum and trials have demonstrated that this is feasible. However introducing Einsteinian concepts from an early age requires more than suitable curriculum and teaching…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Faculty Development, Workshops
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Ivanov, Dragia; Nikolov, Stefan – Physics Education, 2019
In this article we consider the well-known demonstration of friction by two interleaved books. We consider a factor that has not been part of the popular explanation--atmospheric pressure. We provide three control experiments to demonstrate the role of atmospheric pressure in the two-book experiment and an additional simple demonstration of the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods, Books
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Riggs, Peter J. – Physics Education, 2019
Despite being established as genuine physical features of the universe, black holes are not well understood at a non-technical level. Basic features of black holes are outlined, a few of the more popular misconceptions surrounding them are listed and their errors identified.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions
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Ruiz, Michael J. – Physics Education, 2019
This paper is inspired from a scene in the movie "Memento" (2000), where the eyeglass prescription for a myopic eye can be estimated since the virtual image of a distant wall seen through the lens and a nearby actor outside the view of the lens are located at the same distance. The estimate illustrates that there are times when the power…
Descriptors: Physics, Measurement, Optics, Photography
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Chaisuwan, Phongsak; Khemmani, Supitch; Wicharn, Surawut; Plaipichit, Suwan; Pipatpanukul, Chinnawut; Puttharugsa, Chokchai – Physics Education, 2019
This research aimed to measure the coefficient of restitution (COR) for tennis and golf balls using smartphone sensors. The ball and smartphone were attached at the ends of a long plastic strip: one end was a pivot with the attached smartphone and another end was for the attached ball. The ball on the plastic strip was swung to bounce the ball.…
Descriptors: Athletics, Handheld Devices, Measurement Equipment, Motion
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