Teaching Basic Special Relativity in High School: The Role of Classical Kinematics


  • Marcelo José Arlego UNICEN
  • María Rita Otero UNICEN


Teaching, special relativity, high school


In this work, we present a possible didactic sequence for the study of basic aspects of special relativity in high school. The sequence re-signifies the role of classical kinematics and Galileo´s relativity principle. It has been implemented in four courses of two secondary schools in Argentina in 2014-2015 and in Colombia in 2016, with students aged 15-16, during 20 school hours, being the teacher a member of our research team.


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How to Cite

Arlego, M. J., & Otero, M. R. (2019). Teaching Basic Special Relativity in High School: The Role of Classical Kinematics. International Journal of Physics &Amp; Chemistry Education, 9(1), 9–12. Retrieved from https://www.ijpce.org/index.php/IJPCE/article/view/27