20-22 May 2015
Asia/Bangkok timezone
The Centennial Celebration of General Relativity Theory and 80 Years of Thai Physics Graduate

A surveying of high school students’ understanding of buoyant force

20 May 2015, 17:15
15m
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White Lotus

Oral presentation Physics Education Physics Education (APRU)

Speaker

Mr Chatchai Hussadorn (Department of Physics, Faculty of science, King Mongkut’s University of technology Thonburi, 126 Prachautid road, Bangmod, Bangkok 10140 Thailand)

Description

The understanding students’ conceptual background after the traditional teaching for studying static fluid is one of the most essential keys to design effective teaching activities. The conceptual understanding of 245 high school students in the topic of buoyant force act on the object in liquid was investigated by using 10 questions conceptual understanding test. The questions were divided into 2 groups. The questions asked to compare the buoyant force act on the objects which has different mass, volume and density in the same liquid (6 questions) and different liquid (4 questions) were observed. The results of the survey are reported in this study. Furthermore, conceptual misunderstanding held by students is also discussed.

Primary author

Mr Chatchai Hussadorn (Department of Physics, Faculty of science, King Mongkut’s University of technology Thonburi, 126 Prachautid road, Bangmod, Bangkok 10140 Thailand)

Co-author

Mr Saengkrit Klunboot (Department of Physics, Faculty of science, King Mongkut’s University of technology Thonburi, 126 Prachautid road, Bangmod, Bangkok 10140 Thailand)

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