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Kinesthetic investigations in the physics classroom

Whitworth, Brooke A. and Chiu, Jennifer L. and Bell, Randy L. (2014) Kinesthetic investigations in the physics classroom. The Physics Teacher, 52 (91). pp. 616-618. ISSN 0031-921X

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Abstract

Creating investigations that allow students to see physics in their everyday world and to be kinesthetically active outside of the traditional physics classroom can be incredibly engaging and effective. The investigations we developed were inquiry investigations in which students engaged in concrete experiences before we discussed the ab- stract concepts and derived the mathematical relationships. In this article, we describe the approach to inquiry used and an explanation of kinesthetic investigations in general. We then provide a description of several of the investigations and some examples of how students responded to them.

Item Type: Article
Publisher’s Statement: This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. The following article appeared in The Physics Teacher 52, 91 (2014) and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.4862112
ID number or DOI: 10.1119/1.4862112
Keywords: kinesthetic investigations, physics teaching, concrete experiences,
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Q Science > QC Physics
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Science > Center for Science Teaching and Learning
Date Deposited: 01 May 2017 21:44
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2641

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