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Physics Teacher

October 2013 Volume 51, Number 7

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Number of articles: 4

  1. Keep Them Guessing

    Diane Riendeay

    Discrepant events are surprising occurrences that challenge learners' preconceptions. These events puzzle students because the results are contrary to what they believe should happen. Due to... More

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  2. Computer Supported Collaborative Rocketry: Teaching Students to Distinguish Good and Bad Data Like Expert Physicists

    Matthew d'Alessio & Loraine Lundquist

    Each year our physical science class for pre-service elementary teachers launches water-powered rockets based on the activity from NASA. We analyze the rocket flight using data from frame-by-frame ... More

    pp. 424-427

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  3. Galilean Moons, Kepler's Third Law, and the Mass of Jupiter

    Alan Bates

    Simulations of physical systems are widely available online, with no cost, and are ready to be used in our classrooms. Such simulations offer an accessible tool that can be used for a range of... More

    pp. 428-429

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  4. Color Reproduction with a Smartphone

    Lars-Jochen Thoms, Giuseppe Colicchia & Raimund Girwidz

    The world is full of colors. Most of the colors we see around us can be created on common digital displays simply by superposing light with three different wavelengths. However, no mixture of... More

    pp. 440-441

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