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About the Author

, originally from Algeria, completed and obtained her PhD in physics in 2010 working with the Groupe de physique théorique des particules at the Université de Montréal. Since 2010, she has been teaching physics in the pre-university and technical programs at the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal. She is particularly interested in pedagogical activities involving laboratory experiments, an approach she actively uses in her courses. As a member of the Science Department of the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal, she contributes to improving laboratory experiments and protocols and exploring new ideas. Since the fall of 2019, she has been collaborating on the project of smartphone accelerometers. Among other things, she has been testing laboratory experiments in the classroom using the accelerometer application on smartphones. Locally, she is involved in projects that aim to support the learning and success in physics courses of students with difficulties and disabilities.

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Published November 5, 2020

An Experiment Using the Accelerometers of Smartphones to Prepare for The Study of Magnetism and Develop 3D Reasoning

Chris Isaac Larnder Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College
Faïza Nebia Teacher, Cégep du Vieux Montréal

Physics teachers, are you looking for a way to help your students visualise vectors in three-dimensional space? We would like to share a protocol for a laboratory experiment (that works both on campus and at a distance). We use this experiment in the Electricity and Magnetism course of the Science Program as an introduction to the study of the phenomena related to magnetism.