Take-home physics experiment kit for on-campus and off-campus students

Turner, Joanna and Parisi, Alfio (2008) Take-home physics experiment kit for on-campus and off-campus students. Teaching Science, 54 (2). pp. 20-23. ISSN 1449-6313

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Abstract

A take home experiment kit has been developed to reinforce the concepts in a first year Physics course that both on and off campus students from a variety of educational backgrounds can successfully use. The kit is inexpensive and is composed of easy to obtain items. The experiments conducted with the kit are directed experiments that require background reading, setting up the experiment, measurement of the different variables and analysis of the given concept. The concepts covered by the experiment kit help to re-inforce theoretical learning of everyday physics by the students in their home environment, without the use of a laboratory. At the same time, the process of conducting the experiments introduces basic laboratory style work practices and reporting skills. All experiments are designed to enable students to develop research, measurement and reporting skills and for some experiments, apply theoretical reasoning.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of publisher.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Alfio Parisi
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2008 04:14
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: physics; experiments; laboratory
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4377

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