ISBN 971-570-077-2
Published by NISMED
January 2000

No of Pages: 282


The main objective of this Sourcebook is to provide teacher trainers exemplar activities which would facilitate the learning of the abstract physics concepts and help them acquire the necessary practical laboratory and thinking skills for the effective teaching of physics.

This Sourcebook was written in two volumes. Volume I is divided into three parts. Part I presents a brief write-up on practical work. It gives some ideas on designing practical activities, tips on managing a classroom using practical work as a strategy and suggestions on how practical skills may be assessed.

Part II provides a discussion of some experimental techniques and guidelines on how to deal with experimental data. The exemplar activities included in Part III are in the areas of mechanics, mechanical waves and sound and optics. In each area a concept map showing the structure of the concepts involved is included.