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American Journal of Physics
written by Ronald K. Thornton and David Sokoloff
This article contains analysis of Microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) tools and describes one of the tool's motion detector hardware and software and the kinematics curriculum. The effectiveness of this curriculum compared to traditional college and university methods for helping students learn basic kinematics concepts has been evaluated by pre- and post-testing and by observation. There is strong evidence for significantly improved learning and retention by students who used the MBL materials, compared to those taught by lecture. These curricula allow students to take an active role in their learning and encourage them to construct physical knowledge from observation of the physical world. The curricula encourage collaborative learning by taking advantage of the fact that MBL tools present data in an immediately understandable graphical form.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 58, Issue 9, Pages 858-867
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© 1990 American Journal of Physics
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DOI:
10.1119/1.16350
Keywords:
BENCH-SCALE EXPERIMENTS, DATA ACQUISITION, KINEMATICS, MBL, MICROCOMPUTERS, MOTION
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R. Thornton and D. Sokoloff, Am. J. Phys. 58 (9), 858 (1990), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.16350).
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R. Thornton and D. Sokoloff, Learning Motion Concepts Using Real-time Microcomputer-based Laboratory Tools, Am. J. Phys. 58 (9), 858 (1990), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.16350>.
APA Format
Thornton, R., & Sokoloff, D. (1990, September 1). Learning Motion Concepts Using Real-time Microcomputer-based Laboratory Tools. Am. J. Phys., 58(9), 858-867. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.16350
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Thornton, Ronald, and David Sokoloff. "Learning Motion Concepts Using Real-time Microcomputer-based Laboratory Tools." Am. J. Phys. 58, no. 9, (September 1, 1990): 858-867, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.16350 (accessed 25 October 2014).
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Thornton, Ronald, and David Sokoloff. "Learning Motion Concepts Using Real-time Microcomputer-based Laboratory Tools." Am. J. Phys. 58.9 (1990): 858-867. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.16350>.
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