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Using Hands-on Learning Modules to Address Challenging Concepts in Electricity and Magnetism
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Savannah, GA, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

This project explores the use of hands-on learning modules to address common misconceptions in electricity and magnetism (E&M). Part of our research has demonstrated that there are common misconceptions with the abstract concepts of E&M, for example the magnetic field lines generated by electrical current flowing through conductive wire. This project looks at an 8th grade engineering class project where students built and experimented with actual solenoids as a way of learning these challenging concepts. Pre and post assessments results are discussed and alterntive ideas that the students have are surfaced. This approach combines fundamental concepts in E&M and a hands-on experience into an authentic activity that provides scaffolding to address common misconceptions

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Rutter, J., Standish, N. & Bull, G. (2016). Using Hands-on Learning Modules to Address Challenging Concepts in Electricity and Magnetism. In G. Chamblee & L. Langub (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1510-1515). Savannah, GA, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 5, 2022 from .

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