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written by Rob Lindgren, Michael Tscholl, and J. Michael Moshell
We describe the design and rationale for a project in which a room-sized mixed reality simulation was created to develop middle school students' knowledge and intuitions about how objects move in space. The simulation environment, called MEteor, uses laser-based motion tracking and both floor- and wall-projected imagery to encourage students to use their bodies to enact the trajectory of an asteroid as it travels in the vicinity of planets and their gravitational forces. By embedding students within an immersive simulation and offering novel perspectives on scientific phenomena, the intent is to engage learners in physics education at both an embodied and affective level. We describe a study showing improved attitudes towards science and feelings of engagement and learning for participants who used the whole-body MEteor simulation compared to a desktop computer version of the same simulation. We also discuss general implications for the design of technology-enhanced physics education environments.
Physics Education Research Conference 2013
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, OR: July 17-18, 2013
Pages 217-220
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Solar System
= Asteroids
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material Design
= Activity
= Simulation
- Technology
= Computers
= Multimedia
Education - Basic Research
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
- Middle School
- Informal Education
- Reference Material
= Research study
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American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/perc.2013.pr.042
NSF Number:
1114621
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Ha
01.50.H-
Keywords:
Embodiment, Engagement, Interactive Simulations, Mixed Reality, PERC 2013, Planetary Astronomy, Science Attitudes
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R. Lindgren, M. Tscholl, and J. Moshell, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13169&DocID=3716).
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R. Lindgren, M. Tscholl, and J. Moshell, MEteor: Developing Physics Concepts through Body-based Interaction with a Mixed Reality Simulation, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13169&DocID=3716>.
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Lindgren, R., Tscholl, M., & Moshell, J. (2013, July 17-18). MEteor: Developing Physics Concepts through Body-based Interaction with a Mixed Reality Simulation. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13169&DocID=3716
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Lindgren, R, M. Tscholl, and J. Moshell. "MEteor: Developing Physics Concepts through Body-based Interaction with a Mixed Reality Simulation." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, July 17-18, 2013. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13169&DocID=3716 (accessed 23 October 2014).
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Lindgren, Rob, Michael Tscholl, and J. Michael Moshell. "MEteor: Developing Physics Concepts through Body-based Interaction with a Mixed Reality Simulation." Physics Education Research Conference 2013. Portland, OR: 2013. 217-220 of PER Conference. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13169&DocID=3716>.
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