Developing and Piloting Interactive Physics Experiments for Secondary Schools in Tanzania

Vidate Cyril Msoka, Mussa M Kissaka, Ellen Charles Kalinga, Joel S Mtebe

Abstract


Students in secondary schools in Tanzania have been facing difficulties in conducting laboratory experiments. This has been due to acute shortage of laboratory facilities and poor teaching methodologies. Consequently, students perceive science subjects as not attractive, difficult and irrelevant to understand the world around them. An interactive physics experiment was developed and piloted in two schools with 157 students to investigate whether interactive experiments can be used as an alternative to physical experiments. Results show that students found the interactive experiment was easier and efficient, and therefore can be used as an alternative to physical experiments.


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Physics experiments, Multimedia,Animations, Simulations, Physics, eLearning, Interactive experiment

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