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Exploring the Kaye’s effect as an activity for primary school students

Neja Tkalec (2017) Exploring the Kaye’s effect as an activity for primary school students. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    In this thesis, we research and present an interesting phenomenon called the Kaye effect, which can be demonstrated in a simple laboratory or school classroom. Although the phenomenon is interesting and intriguing, a higher knowledge of physics is needed to fully understand it. The goal of this thesis is to present the experiment, in a way, that would allow students in higher grades and science teachers to execute it alone or as a demonstration for the class. Based on performed measurements and results, the Keye effect is presented and explained in a way that elementary students can understand it. Theoretical part of the thesis serves as an overview of the mandatory and optional Physics subjects from 4th to 9th grade which serve as a basic introduction into the concepts of Physics: properties of materials, theory of measurements and Physics laws which enable the students to understand Kay’s effect. The process of setting the experiment up is then described and how it relates to the curriculum. Empirical/Practical part of the thesis describes how to execute the experiment and discusses when and where the topic should be presented to the class. Three experiments are presented: determining the height of the fall of the liquid, determining the outflow velocity with the help of mass flow and determining the outflow velocity whit the help of a computer simulation. We also discuss the layout of the experiments, how to record and gather results of the experiment and interpretation of obtained results. All experiments are designed for elementary students and require only knowledge that they obtained in previous grades. The results of the experiments presented in this thesis coincide with results of other authors who also researched the phenomenon.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: non-newtonian liquid, the Kaye effect, temperature, velocity, viscosity, density, experimental work, elementary school
    Number of Pages: 39
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Katarina SusmanMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=11700553)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 4663
    Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2017 13:13
    Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 13:13
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/4663

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