Here you can find a file with the presentation of the masterclass.
In Copenhagen 350 science teachers from all over Europe will present their most innovative teaching ideas, workshops and performances. Participants are chosen at competitive national events in 27 countries. The Science on Stage Festival will take place 16 – 19 April 2011.
Single sheet for making experimental data discussed in previous entries.
1. Many software programs for recording and editing sounds can be found on the World Wide Web. An excellent free program is provided by Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/).
2. J.A. White, M.J. Santos, A. González & S. Velasco, “Timing the oscillations of a mass-spring system“, The Physics Education, (in press).
3. S. Velasco, M.J. Santos, A. González &, J.A. White, “Timing the oscillations of a pendulum“, The Physics Education, 46(3) 133-134 (March 2011).
4. S. Ganci, “Measurement of g by means of the ‘improper’ use of sound card software: a multipurpose experiment,” Phys. Educ. 43(3), 297 (2008).
5. J. A. White, F.L. Román, A. Medina, and S. Velasco, “A measurement of g listening to falling balls,” Phys. Teach. 45(3), 175 (2007).
6. L. Hmurcik, A. Slacik, H. Miller, and S. Samoncik, “Linear regression analysis in a first physics lab,” Am. J. Phys. 57(2), 135 (1989).
7. R. Dwayne, “An Inexpensive Computer-Controlled Photogate,” Phys. Teach. 43(3), 169 (2005)
- The simplicity and accessibility to reproduce these experiences.
- Very high accurate measurements of time (of the order of 10-4 s).
- It provides an alternative procedure to the software that is presented by the commercial laboratories for the same purpose.
- Faster measurements than using standard methods.
- Possibility of enrichment with other associated physical phenomena to each experience.
- Importance of including new technologies in the education of sciences.
- The major advantages are the very low cost of the proposed experiments and they are easy to understand for students due to their familiarity with the software when it is used ‘properly’ for editing musical tracks.
Paper published in “The Physics Education”
“Timing oscillations of a mass‐spring system” J. A. White, M. J. Santos, A. González y S. Velasco. Revista: Physics Education”, 46, p. 378-379, July 2011.
Paper published in “The Physics Teacher”:
J.A. White, A. Medina, F.L. Román & S. Velasco, “A measurement of g listening to falling balls”, The Physics Teacher, vol 45, pp. 175-177, 2007.
Paper published in “Physics Education:
S. Ganci, “Measurement of g by means of de “improper” use of a sound card software: a multipurpose experiment”, Physisc Education, 43(3), 297 (2008).