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ERIC Number: EJ1182156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Scientific Investigation through Innovative Use of Mobile Devices in the Playground
Tho, Siew Wei; Lee, Tien Tien; Baharom, Sadiah
Teaching Science, v64 n2 p25-29 Jun 2018
Trends in contemporary science education emphasise the benefits of out-of-school learning experiences to help schools link science with everyday life (Tho, Chan, & Yeung, 2015). With the help of state-of-the-art technology, mobile devices--particularly smartphones--have the ability to work as data-logging tools for students to perform scientific investigation (Tho & Yeung, 2014). In this study, the research aim was to develop a hands-on activity to explore simple harmonic motion (SHM) in a playground using a smartphone for secondary school physics (Form 4 in the Malaysia Education Curriculum, ages 16-17) or senior secondary physics (Year 11 in the Australian Curriculum, ages 16-17).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia