Using analogies for introducing synchrotron light in high school

Vitor Acioly, Telecio Barbosa Neto, Antonio Carlos Fontes dos Santos


The aim of this paper is to propose the use of analogies for teaching principles of synchrotron radiation for high-school students. Analogy is an important tool for teaching new abstract subjects based on familiar content. In this paper, we suggest the use of Teaching With Analogies Strategy (TWAS), which is an approach to overcome the didactic obstacles in introducing abstract physics content to students. The authors expect that this work may  contribute to the students' understanding of synchrotron radiation, reflecting  the needs and interests of secondary school teachers.


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Vitor Acioly (Primary Contact)
Telecio Barbosa Neto
Antonio Carlos Fontes dos Santos
Acioly, V., Neto, T. B., & Santos, A. C. F. dos. (2023). Using analogies for introducing synchrotron light in high school. Momentum: Physics Education Journal, 7(2), 331–336.

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