Enhancing Physics Learning Through Playing Educational Games (Case Study: Physics Equation-Based Card Game)

Author: Razan Hamed
Major: Physics
Approved: Spring 2020
Status: Completed

This paper introduces a physics equation-based card game that is predicted to enhance physics learning outcomes for physics juniors and seniors at Roanoke college. The game is an example on educational games that are used in informal learning styles. The effectiveness of the card game has been measured using the results of 15 pre- and post-assessment questions. It was found that this educational card game does in fact help students make better connections between variables in physics equations. This paper examines the ability of physics students to answer assessment questions correctly after playing the game. It farther discusses the impact of playing to win on making the learning experience more enjoyable, thus leading to better outcomes.

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