A Case Study of Pre-service Teachers’ Physics Laboratory Skill in Measurement and Uncertainty


In a physics laboratory, an experimental result and its uncertainty are significant because they permit others to evaluate the quality of the experiment. This is the most essential competency for high school science teachers. The purpose of this study was to explore laboratory skills in physics, particularly measurement and uncertainty. Data were collected from pre-service science teachers and pre-service physics teachers during the academic year 2022. The participants were given a measurement and uncertainty exam during class. Their responses were analyzed using the following procedures: reading an estimated value and uncertainty from a measurement, giving the uncertainty from the repeated measurement, propagating uncertainty, and writing the final results. The test revealed that the majority of responses lacked knowledge of uncertainty and the propagation of uncertainty. They provided incorrect answers and were unable to provide reasonable responses. In this work, the results will be discussed, along with the future direction of the research.

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Trai Unyapoti, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Suwicha Wansudon, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Phatcharida Inthama, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Thanida Sujarittham, Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, Thailand

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Conference: ACEID2023
Stream: Higher education

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To cite this article:
Unyapoti T., Wansudon S., Inthama P., & Sujarittham T. (2023) A Case Study of Pre-service Teachers’ Physics Laboratory Skill in Measurement and Uncertainty ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2023 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-101X.2023.37
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-101X.2023.37

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