Scratch as a computational modelling tool for teaching physics

Victor Lopez, Maria Isabel Hernandez

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© 2015 IOP Publishing Ltd. The Scratch online authoring tool, which features a simple programming language that has been adapted to primary and secondary students, is being used more and more in schools as it offers students and teachers the opportunity to use a tool to build scientific models and evaluate their behaviour, just as can be done with computational modelling programs. In this article, we briefly discuss why Scratch could be a useful tool for computational modelling in the primary or secondary physics classroom, and we present practical examples of how it can be used to build a model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-316
JournalPhysics Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


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