home - login - register

Conference Proceedings Detail Page

written by Jacquelyn J. Chini, Adrian Carmichael, Elizabeth Gire, N. Sanjay Rebello, and Sadhana Puntambekar
Our previous work has shown that experimentation with virtual manipulatives supports students' conceptual learning about simple machines differently than experimentation with physical manipulatives [1]. This difference could be due to the "messiness" of physical data from factors such as dissipative effects and measurement uncertainty. In this study, we ask whether the prior experience of performing a virtual experiment affects how students interpret the data from a physical experiment. Students enrolled in a conceptual-based physics laboratory used a hypertext system to explore the science concepts related to simple machines and performed physical and virtual experiments to learn about pulleys and inclined planes. Approximately half of the students performed the physical experiments before the virtual experiments and the other half completed the virtual experiments first. We find that using virtual manipulatives before physical manipulatives may promote an interpretation of physical data that is more productive for conceptual learning.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 97-100
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
- Instructional Material Design
- Technology
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
= Report
= Research study
PER-Central Type Intended Users Ratings
- PER Literature
- Researchers
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!


Formats:
application/pdf
non-digital
Mirror:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3515258
Access Rights:
Limited free access and
Available for purchase
A preprint of the work is available. A hard copy of the PERC 2010 proceedings is available for purchase from the AIP.
Restriction:
© 2010 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.3515258
NSF Number:
0841414
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.50.hc, 01.50.Pa
Keywords:
PERC 2010, computer simulation, laboratory, physical experiment, physics education research
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created October 8, 2010 by Alea Smith
Record Updated:
May 1, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
August 24, 2010
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
J. Chini, A. Carmichael, E. Gire, N. Rebello, and S. Puntambekar, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10395&DocID=1866).
AJP/PRST-PER
J. Chini, A. Carmichael, E. Gire, N. Rebello, and S. Puntambekar, Effects of a Prior Virtual Experience on Students’ Interpretations of Real Data, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10395&DocID=1866>.
APA Format
Chini, J., Carmichael, A., Gire, E., Rebello, N., & Puntambekar, S. (2010, July 21-22). Effects of a Prior Virtual Experience on Students’ Interpretations of Real Data. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved October 30, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10395&DocID=1866
Chicago Format
Chini, J, A. Carmichael, E. Gire, N. Rebello, and S. Puntambekar. "Effects of a Prior Virtual Experience on Students’ Interpretations of Real Data." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10395&DocID=1866 (accessed 30 October 2014).
MLA Format
Chini, Jacquelyn, Adrian Carmichael, Elizabeth Gire, N. Sanjay Rebello, and Sadhana Puntambekar. "Effects of a Prior Virtual Experience on Students’ Interpretations of Real Data." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 97-100 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference. 30 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10395&DocID=1866>.
BibTeX Export Format
@inproceedings{ Author = "Jacquelyn Chini and Adrian Carmichael and Elizabeth Gire and N. Sanjay Rebello and Sadhana Puntambekar", Title = {Effects of a Prior Virtual Experience on Students’ Interpretations of Real Data}, BookTitle = {Physics Education Research Conference 2010}, Pages = {97-100}, Address = {Portland, Oregon}, Series = {PER Conference}, Volume = {1289}, Month = {July 21-22}, Year = {2010} }
Refer Export Format

%A Jacquelyn Chini
%A Adrian Carmichael
%A Elizabeth Gire
%A N. Sanjay Rebello
%A Sadhana Puntambekar
%T Effects of a Prior Virtual Experience on Students' Interpretations of Real Data
%S PER Conference
%V 1289
%D July 21-22 2010
%P 97-100
%C Portland, Oregon
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10395&DocID=1866
%O Physics Education Research Conference 2010
%O July 21-22
%O application/pdf

EndNote Export Format

%0 Conference Proceedings
%A Chini, Jacquelyn
%A Carmichael, Adrian
%A Gire, Elizabeth
%A Rebello, N. Sanjay
%A Puntambekar, Sadhana
%D July 21-22 2010
%T Effects of a Prior Virtual Experience on Students' Interpretations of Real Data
%B Physics Education Research Conference 2010
%C Portland, Oregon
%V 1289
%P 97-100
%S PER Conference
%8 July 21-22
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10395&DocID=1866


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The AJP/PRST-PER presented is based on the AIP Style with the addition of journal article titles and conference proceeding article titles.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

Effects of a Prior Virtual Experience on Students’ Interpretations of Real Data:


Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.
Save to my folders

Contribute

Related Materials

Similar Materials