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written by Amy Rouinfar, Adrian M. Madsen, Tram Do Ngoc Hoang, Sadhana Puntambekar, and N. Sanjay Rebello
Recent research results have found that students using virtual manipulatives perform as well or better on measures of conceptual understanding than their peers who used physical equipment. We report on a study with students in a conceptual physics laboratory using either physical or virtual manipulatives to investigate forces in pulley systems. Written materials guided students through a sequence of activities designed to scaffold their understanding of force in pulley systems. The activity sequences facilitated students' sense making by requiring them to make and test predictions about various pulley systems by building and comparing different systems. We investigate the ways in which students discuss force while navigating the scaffolding activities and how these discussions compare between the physical and virtual treatments.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 354-357
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Classical Mechanics
- Work and Energy
= Simple Machines
Education - Applied Research
- Technology
= Multimedia
Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
= Cognition Development
- Learning Theory
= Cognitive Modeling
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2012 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.4789725
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.50.hc
01.50.Pa
Keywords:
PERC 2012, digital model
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A. Rouinfar, A. Madsen, T. Hoang, S. Puntambekar, and N. Rebello, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12851&DocID=3383).
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A. Rouinfar, A. Madsen, T. Hoang, S. Puntambekar, and N. Rebello, Scaffolding students’ understanding of force in pulley systems presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12851&DocID=3383>.
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Rouinfar, A., Madsen, A., Hoang, T., Puntambekar, S., & Rebello, N. (2012, August 1-2). Scaffolding students’ understanding of force in pulley systems. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved July 31, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12851&DocID=3383
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Rouinfar, A, A. Madsen, T. Hoang, S. Puntambekar, and N. Rebello. "Scaffolding students’ understanding of force in pulley systems." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12851&DocID=3383 (accessed 31 July 2014).
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Rouinfar, Amy, Adrian Madsen, Tram Hoang, Sadhana Puntambekar, and N. Sanjay Rebello. "Scaffolding students’ understanding of force in pulley systems." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 354-357 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 31 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12851&DocID=3383>.
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