Real-world phenomena as useful tools in physics teaching

De Luca, R. and Faella, O. and Stanile, A. (2023) Real-world phenomena as useful tools in physics teaching. Il nuovo cimento C, 46 (6). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1826-9885

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Delightful real-world phenomena may capture the attention of stu- dents and may trigger their curiosity. The rolling of a food can on a conveyor belt in a grocery store, the observation of the optimal angle in a shotput contest or of the way a sprinter runs, the appearance of a coloured line on a CD or a DVD under white light, the spectacular dance of sun glints on the shallow waters by the seashore are all phenomena which can be proposed to high-school or undergraduate college students in the “engagement” phase of a lecture in which the Inquiry-Based Learn- ing approach is used. In this work we propose these examples along with a brief justification, based on elementary physics principles, of the observed phenomena.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2024 10:42
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2024 10:42

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