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Title of the Experience
Name of the teacher
Maria Olivotto
Country where it took place
School typology
High Secondary School
Thematic Area
Experience typology
Online Learning
Type of contact
Description of the Experience
According to my experience, one of the main issues when teaching Physics is explaining concepts that you cannot perceive in everyday life.
Things get even worse when the laboratory lacks the necessary equipment or does not exist at all; however, even when you have a good laboratory, tests usually tend to confirm the results rather than explaining the core of a concept.
Surfing the web I found this page:
A project by Colorado University, featuring interactive simulations (on line or downloadable on your pc) of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science and Mathematics. Some of them are nothing more than useful games, aiming at enhancing students’ motivation, but there are also simulations of experiments where the student is supposed to change the physical quantities and analyze the result.
Students can perform basic physics experiments or even modern physics experiment, such as the photoelectric effect.
These simulations were very useful especially with electrostatics phenomena, including such concepts as electric field and electrostatic potential.

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