Momentum: Physics Education Journal

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ISSN / EISSN : 2548-9127 / 2548-9135
Current Publisher: University of Kanjuruhan Malang (10.21067)
Total articles ≅ 48
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Mustika Wati, Misbah Misbah, Surya Haryandi, Dewi Dewantara
Momentum: Physics Education Journal pp 102-108; doi:10.21067/mpej.v4i2.4769

This study aims to describe the effectiveness of static fluid module based on local wisdom in the wetlands environment. This study is a research and development study and uses the 4D model modified. The effectiveness of the module is measured using a learning outcome test. The subjects of this study were sixty grade XI students from two public high schools in Banjarmasin city. The result of the analysis showed that the effectiveness of teaching materials have a medium category. The result indicates that the static fluid module based on local wisdom in the wetland environment is effective so that they can be used in the learning process in the classroom, at the high school level.
Akhmad Jufriadi, Ratri Andinisari
Momentum: Physics Education Journal pp 94-101; doi:10.21067/mpej.v4i2.4669

This study aims to investigate and explore students' understanding of the concept of Kinematics, particularly in the concepts of acceleration, velocity, distance and displacement. This research used a mixed-method approach with an embedded experimental design. The research was conducted by involving 21 students consisting of 7 men and 14 women. This research used reasoned multiple-choice questions and short interviews to determine the students' initial and final understanding. The results showed that, before the intervention was carried out, as much as 42.86% of students did not understand the concept of distance and displacement correctly, as much as 26.99% of students did not understand the concepts of instantaneous velocity and average speed, as much as 45.6% did not understand the concepts of position, velocity and acceleration and as much as 87.31% did not understand about the direction of velocity and acceleration. In addition, the results showed that the application of JITT with assessment for learning could significantly improve students' understanding of concepts, with N-gain = 0.56 and effect size = 2.38. This study explains the difficulties and general understanding of students on the concepts of distance and displacement, and the direction of object acceleration. In addition, the integration of assessment for learning to JITT is an option in the learning process to improve understanding of Kinematics concepts.
Ira Herli Khoeriah, Ade Gafar Abdullah, Budi Mulyanti
Momentum: Physics Education Journal pp 85-93; doi:10.21067/mpej.v4i2.4572

Instructional materials for static electricity and dynamic electricity for Physics subjects in Vocational High Schools are not in accordance with the scope of the material contained in the Electronics Department: (1) The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of the teaching materials of static electricity and dynamic electricity in Physics in the Electronics Department; (2) Qualitative Content Analysis Method was used to explore the contents of seven book titles with different publishers and is strengthened through inter-views with Physics teachers in the Department of Electronics. In the process of analyzing the content of the contents of this textbook used Atlas.ti computer software; (3) The findings show that the content in the Vocational High School Physics books pub-lished by several publishers does not yet have specific conformity with the Department of Electronics; (4) conclusion. There are code relating to the content content, researchers only specify it into 39 code titles in the VHS Physics Textbook. from qualitative analysis. The level of compatibility of the content of the material with the 2013 Revised Curriculum was 42.86%, the availability of pictures was 75%, examples of questions from the equa-tions of each series were 85.71%, the suitability of the practicum with the Electrical Clump was 14.29%. content conformity with the Revised 2013 Curriculum and electro majors has a slightly low percentage of 42.86%. So in this study, the authors reconstruct VHS Physics teaching materials for the Electrical Department and also make VHS Physics teaching materials for the Electrical Clump.
Ike Lusi Meilina, Supriyono Koes Handayanto, Muhardjito Muhardjito
Momentum: Physics Education Journal pp 73-84; doi:10.21067/mpej.v4i2.4522

Modelling instruction is systematic instructional activity for constructing and applying scientific knowledge in Physics lesson. The purpose of this research is to determine the effect of Modelling instruction with different reasoning abilities on understanding physical concepts by controlling students’ prior knowledge. This research used experimental method with 2x2 factorial design with two Modelling instruction classes and two conventional classes with a total of 176 students. The instrument used was reasoning ability test, prior knowledge test, and physics concept test. It used LCTSR (Lawson’s Classroom Test of Scientific Reasoning) instrument. Prior knowledge test instruments consisted of 25 problems to identify how deep the students understand the topic before they undergo the learning process and physics concept test consisted of 25 problems. Based on the statistical test using two factor Ancova, it proved that there was a significant difference in students’ ability to master the physics concept between using Modelling instruction learning model and using conventional learning model. The result showed that the Modelling instruction increasing conceptual understanding better than conventional learning. There are two important parts in the Modelling instruction that are model development and model deployment. This study also confirms that there are significant differences in understanding the concepts between students of high reasoning ability and low reasoning ability. Students with high reasoning abilities have a better understanding of concepts than students with low reasoning abilities.
Mustafa Erol, Ildahan Özdeyiş Çolak
Momentum: Physics Education Journal pp 64-72; doi:10.21067/mpej.v4i2.4440

This work offers an unproblematic teaching tool for the instruction of challeng-ing concept of electric potential difference in a non-uniform electric field. Specifically, mathematical modelling process is employed and managed to comprehend and teach exceedingly difficult concepts of uniform and non-uniform electric fields, electrical potential difference, scalar products of vectors and also concept of path integral. In order to accomplish those tasks, initially a basic conducting panel/sheet, that is simply a wet cardboard, is designed as a part of the apparatus, together with a dc power supply, a multi meter and connecting cables. The established method is interesting in the sense that the 3D wet cardboard is novel, very practical and minimal costing, hence the approach offers physics educators fresh teaching routes and opportunities to clarify the puzzling concept of electrical potential difference and further.
Momentum: Physics Education Journal pp 57-63; doi:10.21067/mpej.v4i2.4432

Electricity is found to be a difficult topic to learn due to its abstract concepts. Research showed that games based learning using dioramas can help students to interest and enhance students’ understanding in learning abstract Physics topics. As a result, PhyKER Games was developed in order to assist students in the learning of the Electricity circuit topic. ADDIE model (analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation) as instructional design and develope of PhyKER Games. Dioramas were added in PhyKER Games to depict real scenes. The information delivery and the flow of content follow the ADDIE phases theory. It is hoped that the PhyKER Games would be able to assist students in the learning of Electricity circuit terms of concept understanding and motivation level.
Edidiong Enyeneokpon Ukoh, Sunday Adeyemi Onifade
Momentum: Physics Education Journal pp 49-56; doi:10.21067/mpej.v4i1.3846

This study examined the impacts of Interactive–Invention Instruction with Pre-Lesson Assignments (PLA) and Weekly Formative Tests Assessment Strategies (WFTAS) on students with low achievement in Physics in Ibadan, Nigeria. Pre-test post-test quasi-experimental research design and ninety Senior Secondary II students participated in the study. Two experimental groups and control were taught using Interactive-invention instruction, in addition, experimental group (1) was exposed to PLA while group (2) was exposed to WFTAS but the control group was only taught with interactive-invention instruction. Physics Achievement Test (r=0.89) and three teachers guides were instru-ments used while analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to analyse the data. The treatments had significant main effect on low achieving students’ achievements in physics (F(2,75) =9.205; p
Momentum: Physics Education Journal pp 38-48; doi:10.21067/mpej.v4i1.4402

The success of students in dealing with the globalization era of scientific literacy needs to be supported by practising skills, one of the skills that must be mastered by students in the science process skills and scientific questioning skills. This study aims to determine the implementation of the question webs based learning model of learning to improve science process skills and scientific questioning skills in grade X students at SMAN 1 Darul Imarah using a quasi-experimental method with nonequivalent control group design. The samples were taken by purposive sampling technique which was then divided into experimental and control groups. The data were collected from pretest and posttest scores which were then tested based on N-gain values. The results showed that the score of science process skills and scientific questioning skills of experimental class students obtained higher mean scores than control class mean scores. Statistically, it can be seen that testing the results of tests using the t-test 4.507 for science process skills and 29.79 for scientific questioning skills with a significant difference. The conclusion of this study shows that the question web-based learning model improve science process skills and scientific questioning skills compared to conventional models.
Momentum: Physics Education Journal pp 30-37; doi:10.21067/mpej.v4i1.4194

This research aimed at identifying the influence of active involvement on blended learning for Statistics course on the learning outcomes of Physics pre-service teacher. This research also attempted to depict the benefits and challenges during the implementation of blended learning in the higher education context, particularly the implementation of blended learning for Statistics course among Physics pre-service teachers. The sample of this research was the entire students of Physics education department who attended Statistics course in the Fifth semester. Based on the results of the research, the active involvement of Physics pre-service teachers during blended learning session on Statistics course contributes as much as 56.5%. While the correlation equation obtained was Y= 44.509 + 0.503 X. The average responses of blended learning given by the Physics pre-service teacher on Statistics course was 81.5%. The implementation of blended learning for Statistics course improves the active involvement of Physics pre-service teachers.
Tsania Nur Diyana, Sutopo Sutopo, Dwi Haryoto
Momentum: Physics Education Journal pp 11-18; doi:10.21067/mpej.v4i1.4113

This research aimed at analyzing the difficulties experienced by college students in acquiring Static Fluid concept. This research employed descriptive quantitative procedure and involved 48 college students of Physics Education Department. The instrument of this research was 13 items of reasoned-multiple choices test. According to the results, although there was an improvement, most college students were difficult to understand certain concepts. This research revelaed some difficulties experienced by students on certain concept. The difficulties experienced by students are as follows: students failed to portray the forces that worked on certain object and as a result, they failed to determine the ratio of pressure. In addition, the students were difficult to determine the changing of water pressure on the closed vessel based on major concept of hydrostatics and Pascal’s Law.
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