Developing and Piloting Interactive Physics Experiments for Secondary Schools in Tanzania


  • Vidate Cyril Msoka University Of Dar es Salaam
  • Mussa M Kissaka University Of Dar es Salaam
  • Ellen Charles Kalinga University Of Dar es Salaam
  • Joel S Mtebe University Of Dar es Salaam



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


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.

Author Biographies

Vidate Cyril Msoka, University Of Dar es Salaam

Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

Mussa M Kissaka, University Of Dar es Salaam

Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (ETE)

Ellen Charles Kalinga, University Of Dar es Salaam

Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

Joel S Mtebe, University Of Dar es Salaam

Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE


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How to Cite

Msoka, V. C., Kissaka, M. M., Kalinga, E. C., & Mtebe, J. S. (2015). Developing and Piloting Interactive Physics Experiments for Secondary Schools in Tanzania. Journal of Learning for Development, 2(2).



Research Articles
Received 2015-05-09
Accepted 2015-05-11
Published 2015-08-18