Physics learning device with a scientific approach to improving critical thinking skills

Izaak Hendrik Wenno

Abstract


This research is to produce learning documents in the form of lesson plans, teaching materials, Lorentz force physics test instruments with a scientific approach in improving students' critical thinking skills. This research is a research and development with the 4D model with the steps including Define phase is the initial stage to identify problems, the design stage is carried out by developing an initial draft of learning tools and research instruments, the developing stage is the Initial draft improvement phase based on expert validation, practitioners, and limited trials were then trialed. Data collection instruments in this study consist of validation sheets, toilet tests to measure the readability of teaching materials, observation sheets to observe teacher and student activities, tests to measure critical thinking skills, and questionnaire responses. The results of the study prove that learning tools developed with a scientific approach can improve students' critical thinking skills. Thus the developed physics learning tool can be used as material for physics learners at the junior high level.

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