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written by Khoon Song Aloysius Goh, Loo Kang Wee, Kim Wah Yip, Ping Yong Jeffrey Toh, and Sze Yee Lye
This paper describes an Easy Java Simulation (EJS) model for students to visualize Newtons 1st and 3rd laws, using frictionless motion and a spring collision during impact. Using Physics by Inquiry instructional (PbI) strategy, the simulation and its problem based inquiry worksheet aim to enhance learning of these two Newtonian concepts. We report results from Experimental (N=62 students) and Control (N=67) Groups in 11 multiple choice questions pre and post tests, conducted by three teachers in the school. Results suggest, at 95 percent confidence level, significant improvement for concept of Newtons 1st Law while not so for Newtons 3rd Law. A Focus Group Discussion revealed students confirming the usefulness of the EJS model in visualizing the 1st Law while not so much for the 3rd Law. We speculate the design ideas for constant velocity motion in the computer model coupled with the PbI worksheet did allow for making sense and experiencing of the 1st Law, where traditional pen-paper representations could not.
Fifth Redesigning Pedagogy Conference
Singapore: June 3-5, 2013
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Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
= Position & Displacement
= Velocity
- Newton's Third Law
= Action/Reaction
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- Instructional Material Design
= Simulation
- Teacher Preparation
= Curricula
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
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= Lecture/Presentation
- Reference Material
= Report
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K. Goh, L. Wee, K. Yip, P. Toh, and S. Lye, presented at the Fifth Redesigning Pedagogy Conference, Singapore, 2013, WWW Document, (http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.0081).
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K. Goh, L. Wee, K. Yip, P. Toh, and S. Lye, Addressing learning difficulties in Newtons 1st and 3rd Laws through problem based inquiry using Easy Java Simulation presented at the Fifth Redesigning Pedagogy Conference, Singapore, 2013, <http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.0081>.
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Goh, K., Wee, L., Yip, K., Toh, P., & Lye, S. (2013, June 3-5). Addressing learning difficulties in Newtons 1st and 3rd Laws through problem based inquiry using Easy Java Simulation. Paper presented at Fifth Redesigning Pedagogy Conference, Singapore. Retrieved July 29, 2014, from http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.0081
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Goh, K, L. Wee, K. Yip, P. Toh, and S. Lye. "Addressing learning difficulties in Newtons 1st and 3rd Laws through problem based inquiry using Easy Java Simulation." Paper presented at the Fifth Redesigning Pedagogy Conference, Singapore, June 3-5, 2013. http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.0081 (accessed 29 July 2014).
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Goh, Khoon Song Aloysius, Loo Kang Wee, Kim Wah Yip, Ping Yong Jeffrey Toh, and Sze Yee Lye. "Addressing learning difficulties in Newtons 1st and 3rd Laws through problem based inquiry using Easy Java Simulation." Fifth Redesigning Pedagogy Conference. Singapore: 2013. 29 July 2014 <http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.0081>.
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@inproceedings{ Author = "Khoon Song Aloysius Goh and Loo Kang Wee and Kim Wah Yip and Ping Yong Jeffrey Toh and Sze Yee Lye", Title = {Addressing learning difficulties in Newtons 1st and 3rd Laws through problem based inquiry using Easy Java Simulation}, BookTitle = {Fifth Redesigning Pedagogy Conference}, Address = {Singapore}, Month = {June 3-5}, Year = {2013} }
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Addressing learning difficulties in Newtons 1st and 3rd Laws through problem based inquiry using Easy Java Simulation:

Is Based On Collision in one dimension by Esquembre, F. (2009).

thanks to prof. Esquembre, F. (2009). Collision in one dimension, from http://www.um.es/fem/EjsWiki/Main/ExamplesCollision1D, i managed to continue to change and customize with teachers and students!
thanks! prof paco!

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