Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2019
Volume 64, Number 2
Monday–Friday, March 4–8, 2019; Boston, Massachusetts
Session G70: Poster Session I (2:00pm-5:00pm)
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
BCEC Room: Exhibit Hall
Abstract: G70.00099 : Engaging and Sustainable High School Physics Lab Curriculum Using Smartphones*
The curriculum is developed to make adoption easy for teachers. It includes student activities (with instructor manuals) and instructions for both class demonstrations and construction of DIY apparatuses. The pedagogical approach of our curriculum is student-centered and inquiry-based. These activities utilize smartphone sensors in place of typical laboratory sensors. The use of existing smartphones in an educational setting serves to engage students and encourages them to explore physics in their everyday lives without adding any financial burden to school budget.
*This work is funded by the Mercer University Research That Reaches Out Office.
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