Unveil of virtual physics laboratory (VPL) with battery microscopic simulation (BMS) to promote of problem solving activity

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Wibowo F. C., Budi E., Siswoyo S., Sunaryo S., Raihanati R., Sanjaya L., ...More

8th National Physics Seminar 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia, 29 - 30 June 2019, vol.2169 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2169
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.5132650
  • City: Jakarta
  • Country: Indonesia
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Electricity concept is a concept that microscopic and difficult to see by eye directly (unobservable). Unique example of the concept of electrical energy is a battery. The movement of protons and electrons inside cannot be seen, but it still can produce energy. It causes the students to have difficulty in understanding the concept. The Virtual Laboratory designed to improve the understanding of the concept how the battery's working. This study was conducted by 102 physics teachers of senior high school in the experimental group in learning to use the Virtual Physics Laboratory (VPL) with Battery Microscopic Simulation (BMS). The results shows questionnaires data for indicators of carrying capacity from Laboratory by physics teachers and post-test effectiveness from VPL with BMS to promote of problem solving activity. This virtual laboratory designed to overcome conceptual mastery difficulties that can effectively assist students to promote of problem solving activity.