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Innovating with Science-ercise


Fluck, AE and Ranmuthugala, D and Chin, C and Yang, Y, Innovating with Science-ercise, Australian Council for Computers in Education 2016 Conference Refereed Proceedings, 29 September - 2 October 2016, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 46-51. ISBN 978-0-9581188-2-8 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Science-ercise is a small pilot project conducted in north and north-west Tasmania to explore the potential for computers to extend student learning achievements in the area of advanced science. The project trained nine primary school teachers to use computers with their Year 6 students. These students were supplied with carefully constructed spreadsheets containing explicit formulae to calculate the results of physics experiments. The other learning materials included a student workbook, teacher presentations and several video clips. The content covered force and motion, the dual slit experiment in quantum mechanics and the twins’ paradox from special relativity. After six lessons, students used computers to complete a post-test of learning achievement, and in all but one school, showed mastery of the content.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:science, quantum mechanics, computers, schools
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Fluck, AE (Associate Professor Andrew Fluck)
UTAS Author:Ranmuthugala, D (Professor Dev Ranmuthugala)
UTAS Author:Chin, C (Dr Chris Chin)
UTAS Author:Yang, Y (Dr Yang Yang)
ID Code:111671
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-09-28
Last Modified:2017-06-08

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