Fun with archimedes principle

Yadav, Manish (2016) Fun with archimedes principle. I Wonder (2). pp. 66-70.

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Although most teachers agree on the need for experiments in the teaching and learning of Physics, experimentation in schools often consists of students being asked to follow a series of instructions so as to arrive at a predetermined result or verify a previously stated law. This approach is aimed more at getting predictable results rather than encouraging students to use experiments to explore questions themselves. This is perhaps one of the reasons why teachers see very little value in conducting experiments in their classrooms. How, then, do we rethink the kind of experiments we use to teach physics in school? In this article, we use Archimedes principle to explore answers to this question.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Archimedes principle, floating, sinking, liquid displaced
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Physics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > i Wonder
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2018 18:44
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2018 18:44
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