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written by Jenaro Guisasola, Jordi Solbes, José-Ignacio Barragues, Maite Morentin Pascual, and Antonio Moreno
The present paper describes the design of teaching materials that are used as learning tools in school visits to a science museum. An exhibition on 'A century of the Special Theory of Relativity', in the Kutxaespacio Science Museum, in San Sebastian, Spain, was used to design a visit for first?year engineering students at the university and assess the learning that was achieved. The first part of the paper presents the teaching sequence that was designed to build a bridge between formal teaching and the exhibition visit. The second part analyses the potential of the exhibition and the aforementioned teaching sequence to influence the students' knowledge of three aspects of the Special Theory of Relativity. The results obtained show that the design of the visit, with both pre?visit and follow?up activities, was effective as a means of increasing students' understanding and stimulating their ability to argue scientifically.
International Journal of Science Education: Volume 31, Issue 15, Pages 2085–2104
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Education Foundations
- Alternative Conceptions
- Assessment
Education Practices
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material Design
= Activity
= Demonstration
Relativity
- Special Relativity
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Case Study
= Field Trip
- Reference Material
= Article
= Research study
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10.1080/09500690802353536
Keywords:
education, energy, kinetic energy, relativistic energy, speed of light
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J. Guisasola, J. Solbes, J. Barragues, M. Morentin Pascual, and A. Moreno, Int. J. Sci. Educ. 31 (15), 2085–2104 (2009), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500690802353536).
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J. Guisasola, J. Solbes, J. Barragues, M. Morentin Pascual, and A. Moreno, Students' Understanding of the Special Theory of Relativity and Design for a Guided Visit to a Science Museum Int. J. Sci. Educ. 31 (15), 2085–2104 (2009), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500690802353536>.
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Guisasola, J., Solbes, J., Barragues, J., Morentin Pascual, M., & Moreno, A. (2009, October 1). Students' Understanding of the Special Theory of Relativity and Design for a Guided Visit to a Science Museum. Int. J. Sci. Educ., 31(15), 2085–2104. Retrieved July 30, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500690802353536
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Guisasola, J, J. Solbes, J. Barragues, M. Morentin Pascual, and A. Moreno. "Students' Understanding of the Special Theory of Relativity and Design for a Guided Visit to a Science Museum." Int. J. Sci. Educ. 31, no. 15, (October 1, 2009): 2085–2104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500690802353536 (accessed 30 July 2014).
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Guisasola, Jenaro, Jordi Solbes, José-Ignacio Barragues, Maite Morentin Pascual, and Antonio Moreno. "Students' Understanding of the Special Theory of Relativity and Design for a Guided Visit to a Science Museum." Int. J. Sci. Educ. 31.15 (2009): 2085–2104. 30 July 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500690802353536>.
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