Scientific Investigation through Innovative Use of Mobile Devices in the Playground
Teaching Science Volume 64, Number 2, ISSN 1449-6313
Trends in contemporary science education emphasise the benefits of out-of-school learning experiences to help schools link science with everyday life (Tho, Chan, & Yeung, 2015). With the help of state-of-the-art technology, mobile devices--particularly smartphones--have the ability to work as data-logging tools for students to perform scientific investigation (Tho & Yeung, 2014). In this study, the research aim was to develop a hands-on activity to explore simple harmonic motion (SHM) in a playground using a smartphone for secondary school physics (Form 4 in the Malaysia Education Curriculum, ages 16-17) or senior secondary physics (Year 11 in the Australian Curriculum, ages 16-17).
Tho, S.W., Lee, T.T. & Baharom, S. (2018). Scientific Investigation through Innovative Use of Mobile Devices in the Playground. Teaching Science, 64(2), 25-29.