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

Analysis of Students’ Task Relating to Boyle's law, Charles’s law and Kinetic Energy for Gases.

21 May 2015, 08:00
3h
Board: EDU-22
Poster presentation Physics Education Poster-2

Speaker

Mr Pattarawut Chaweewong (Department of physics, Faculty of Science, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand, 34190)

Description

The purpose of this study was to examine student responses to a task relating to Boyle's law, Charles’s law and kinetic energy for gases, which did not demand the use of a mathematical equation for its solution. The target group was 33 students in grade 11 from Ummaoprachasan School, Amphur Thatphanom, Nakhonphanom province. All students studied in the second semester of academic year 2014. The group pretest-posttest design was employed in this study. The research instruments consisted of lesson plans based on peer instruction, diagnostic test, and a set of experiments relating to Charles’s law and kinetic energy for gases, respectively. The data were analyzed by using the average percentage, standard deviation and t-test.

Summary

The results showed that there was statistically significant mean difference between the pre-test and post-test (p < .05). After learning by the peer instruction approach, the number of students had more correct conceptual understanding of Charles’s law and kinetic energy for gases compared with before learning. This research indicates that physics teachers should enhance students’ understanding of Charles’s law and kinetic energy for gases with active learning approach.

Primary author

Mr Pattarawut Chaweewong (Department of physics, Faculty of Science, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand, 34190)

Co-author

Dr Udom Tipparach (Department of physics, Faculty of Science, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand, 34190)

Presentation Materials

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