Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Maritime Education, ICOME 2021, 3-5 November 2021, Tanjungpinang, Riau Islands, Indonesia

Research Article

Students‘ Ability to Identify The Types of Motion of Objects Through Kinematics Graphs

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.3-11-2021.2314799,
        author={Dios  Sarkity and Azhar  Azhar and Putri Dwi Sundari},
        title={Students‘ Ability to Identify The Types of Motion of Objects Through Kinematics Graphs},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Maritime Education, ICOME 2021, 3-5 November 2021, Tanjungpinang, Riau Islands, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICOME},
        year={2022},
        month={1},
        keywords={kinematics motion graph},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-11-2021.2314799}
    }
    
  • Dios Sarkity
    Azhar Azhar
    Putri Dwi Sundari
    Year: 2022
    Students‘ Ability to Identify The Types of Motion of Objects Through Kinematics Graphs
    ICOME
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-11-2021.2314799
Dios Sarkity1,*, Azhar Azhar2, Putri Dwi Sundari3
  • 1: Universitas Maritim Raja Ali Haji
  • 2: Universitas Riau
  • 3: Universitas Negeri Padang
*Contact email: diossarkity@umrah.ac.id

Abstract

Problems in physics are often presented in various representations, meanwhile the ability of students to provide solutions to these problems shows the level of conceptual understanding. This research is a descriptive survey that involves 46 biology education students of FKIP UMRAH who were in their first year of study. The data were collected through tests by using 2 essay questions on the topic of kinematics presented in graphical form. This research aimed to determine the ability of students to identify the types of motion of objects through graphs. Consequently, the results showed that there were still difficulties in identifying the types of objects' motion through graphs. This difficulty was due to a lack of conceptual understanding and the inability to read the data on the graph.