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Journal of Research in Science Teaching
written by Robert J. Beichner
Real-time Microcomputer-based Lab (MBL) experiments allow students to "see" and, at least in kinematics exercises, "feel" the connection between a physical event and its graphical representation. This article describes a study in which kinesthetic feedback was completely removed by only giving students visual replications of a motion situation. Graph production was synchronized with motion re-animation so that students still saw a moving object and its kinematics graph simultaneously. Results indicate that this technique did not have a substantial educational advantage over traditional instruction. Immediate student control of the physical event and its graphical representation might be what makes MBL effective and, in the case of kinematics laboratories, kinesthetic feedback could be the most important component of the MBL learning experience. Further studies are needed in order to clarify this point.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching: Volume 27, Issue 8, Pages 803-815
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© 1990 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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DOI:
10.1002/tea.3660270809
ISSN Number:
0022-4308
Keywords:
College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Interfaces, Laboratory Equipment, Laboratory Experiments, MBL, Mechanics (Physics), Microcomputer based laboratory, Video Equipment
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Metadata instance created June 13, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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R. Beichner, J. Res. Sci. Teaching 27 (8), 803 (1990), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.3660270809).
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R. Beichner, The Effect of Simultaneous Motion Presentation and Graph Generation in a Kinematics Lab, J. Res. Sci. Teaching 27 (8), 803 (1990), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.3660270809>.
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Beichner, R. (1990, August 1). The Effect of Simultaneous Motion Presentation and Graph Generation in a Kinematics Lab. J. Res. Sci. Teaching, 27(8), 803-815. Retrieved April 6, 2020, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.3660270809
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Beichner, Robert. "The Effect of Simultaneous Motion Presentation and Graph Generation in a Kinematics Lab." J. Res. Sci. Teaching. 27, no. 8, (August 1, 1990): 803-815, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.3660270809 (accessed 6 April 2020).
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Beichner, Robert. "The Effect of Simultaneous Motion Presentation and Graph Generation in a Kinematics Lab." J. Res. Sci. Teaching 27.8 (1990): 803-815. 6 Apr. 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.3660270809>.
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