Today, given the actual coronavirus emergency and the increasing use of remote learning, employing new technologies is required to develop alternative and interesting ways to teach physics. Education specialists believe that the use of video games is very useful to educate single or groups of students of different school levels. In this frame, we assembled a "Physics Park" in which students can learn the theory of experiments and carry them out, even cooperating with each other, by means of Minecraft, a sandbox video game. Here, we present "Galilei's Acceleration Experiment" with which Galileo Galilei proved the law of falling bodies by using an inclined plane with small bells. Our aim is to develop a teaching method that not only allows and improves the learning of physics, but also makes it more interesting and accessible.

Minecraft: A means for the teaching and the disclosure of physics

Marrara S.;Saija R.;Wanderlingh U.;Vasi S.
2021

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Today, given the actual coronavirus emergency and the increasing use of remote learning, employing new technologies is required to develop alternative and interesting ways to teach physics. Education specialists believe that the use of video games is very useful to educate single or groups of students of different school levels. In this frame, we assembled a "Physics Park" in which students can learn the theory of experiments and carry them out, even cooperating with each other, by means of Minecraft, a sandbox video game. Here, we present "Galilei's Acceleration Experiment" with which Galileo Galilei proved the law of falling bodies by using an inclined plane with small bells. Our aim is to develop a teaching method that not only allows and improves the learning of physics, but also makes it more interesting and accessible.
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