Preliminary Results from the Waves and Synthesizers in Physics ProjectAmerican Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting (2017)
In this exploratory study, we investigate how tapping into students’ experience, expertise, and interest in music and sound supports learning about waves using musical synthesizers. Waves are at the heart of modern physics, but students have great difficulty understanding basic wave properties, even after instruction. Research shows that students who explore physics phenomena in contexts they are familiar with and interested in enlist their prior experiences as productive resources for reasoning about physics and are more likely to spend the time to achieve expert-like understandings of complex phenomena. We will present preliminary findings from our investigation.
Publication DateWinter February, 2017
Citation InformationBenedikt W. Harrer and Nigel Pasman. "Preliminary Results from the Waves and Synthesizers in Physics Project" American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/benedikt_harrer/32/