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written by Homeyra R. Sadaghiani and Lei Bao
In a study conducted in modern physics courses, our investigation shows that inappropriate and an excessive number of demonstrations can lead to ineffective results. We carefully observed and recorded the activities done in all lectures in two modern physics classes throughout a quarter and analyzed students' responses to the end of the quarter questionnaires. We found a significant number of students did not recall many of the in-class demonstrations and were confused about the results of different demonstrations they had seen in lectures. In this paper, we will explore the possible reasons for this outcome and discuss implications for instructors who use demonstrations in lectures.
Physics Education Research Conference 2003
Part of the PER Conference series
Madison, WI: August 6-7, 2003
Volume 720, Pages 169-172
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Keywords:
PERC 2003, classical mechanics, educational courses, electromagnetism, student experiments
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H. Sadaghiani and L. Bao, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, 2003, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2857&DocID=3407).
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H. Sadaghiani and L. Bao, Lecture Demonstrations in Modern Physics: Quality vs. Quantity, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, 2003, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2857&DocID=3407>.
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Sadaghiani, H., & Bao, L. (2003, August 6-7). Lecture Demonstrations in Modern Physics: Quality vs. Quantity. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI. Retrieved November 29, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2857&DocID=3407
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Sadaghiani, Homeyra, and Lei Bao. "Lecture Demonstrations in Modern Physics: Quality vs. Quantity." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, August 6-7, 2003. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2857&DocID=3407 (accessed 29 November 2014).
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Sadaghiani, Homeyra, and Lei Bao. "Lecture Demonstrations in Modern Physics: Quality vs. Quantity." Physics Education Research Conference 2003. Madison, WI: 2003. 169-172 Vol. 720 of PER Conference. 29 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2857&DocID=3407>.
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