This lesson introduces students to the use of flowing or falling water (hydropower) to perform work, particularly electric power generation. Topics include the history of hydropower development, the invention of...
This page is an index to the interactive Java tutorials developed to help students understand topics in electricity and magnetism. Created by Florida State University, the site contains tutorials about concepts such as...
Hosted by Clarkson University, this applet demonstrates a circuit that contains a voltage controlled voltage source (VCVS). The gain may be modified using the scroll bar. Even though brief, this resource can be used in...
Preliminary Studies on Students' Understanding of Electricity and Magnetism for the Development of a Model Based Diagnostic Instrument
The authors of this research study investigate the context dependency of students' learning and how context issues affect understanding. The paper argues that the development of diagnostic tools should follow...
Context Map: A method to represent the interactions between students' learning and multiple context factors
This paper, presented at the 2002 Physics Education Research Conference, describes a study intended to understand middle school students' cognitive conflict levels when they were confronted with anomalous situations. In...
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