Active-learning physics experiments using the Tarzan Swing

K. P. Trout, Charles A. Gaston

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By reversing the conventional laboratory sequences, the Tarzan Swing engages and excites students, improving learning and retention. Problems are solved theoretically, then solutions are verified physically. Failure engenders reanalysis; success brings cheers. Students work overtime eagerly to achieve that success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-163
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Teacher
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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