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|Title:||Optics and pool : play the game|
|Author(s):||Costa, Manuel F. M.|
Lima, C. F. S.
|Publisher:||Hands-on Science Network (HSCI)|
|Abstract(s):||In this communication we will present an experimental work to be carried out by students, from even the early ages of basic school, in a non-formal environment. Using a pool table (a game well known to many students) students will perform a series of experiments learning and demonstrating the laws of light reflection. The idea of associating the use of a pool table to the teaching of geometric optics is based on the need to make the teaching process more appealing on behalf of the students. Being pool a popular and appealing game it would be possible to teach physics concepts in an apparently informal or non-formal context. This assembly is also simplified due to the fact that only day-to-day materials are used, reducing its final cost as we only need to perform a few reversible changes to a pool table.|
|Appears in Collections:||CDF - OCV - Artigos/Papers (with refereeing)|