Improving Conceptual Understanding of Electricity and Magnetism with the Solenoid Invention Kit

ID: 50421 Type: Full Paper
  1. James Rutter and Nigel Standish, University of Virginia, United States
  2. David Slykhuis, James Madison University, United States
  3. Glen Bull, University of Virginia, United States

Monday, March 6 10:15-10:45 AM Location: Barton View on map

Presider: Vince Moore, University of North Texas, United States

Abstract: This study looks at a complete instructional unit on electricity and magnetism for a 7th-grade engineering classroom. This unit, the Solenoid Invention Kit, incorporates project-based learning and digital fabrication to address challenging concepts in electricity and magnetism. Students are given pre- and post-test and the results are analyzed. Results indicate students improve their conceptual understanding of electricity and magnetism.


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