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Effect of a Stationary Wave Experiment Using a Smart Phone on High-School Students' Understanding of the Concepts and Science Attitude Changes
New Phys.: Sae Mulli 2017; 67: 1362~1369
Published online November 30, 2017;
© 2017 New Physics: Sae Mulli.

Kyung Jin SUNG, Youngmin KIM*

Department of Physics Education, Pusan National University, Busan 46241, Korea
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Received August 16, 2017; Revised September 29, 2017; Accepted September 29, 2017.
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The purpose of this study was to investigate high-school students' changes in conceptual achievement in physics concepts, science attitude, and recognition of a smart phone when a smart phone was used in a physics experiment. The experimental group of 44 high-school students used a smart phone for a stationary wave experiment, and the control group of another 44 high-school students used a traditional apparatus for the same experiment. The results show that the achievement of the experimental group in understanding the stationary wave concept was higher than that of the control group after instruction. Also, the experimental group's recognition of the smart phone's role was changed a little by the experience of using the phone for an experiment. Both groups of students, however, showed no change in science attitude after instruction.
PACS numbers: 01.40.Gm
Keywords: Stationary wave experiment, Stationary wave concept, Scientific attitude, Perception of smart phone

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