Physics Problem Solving Skills in the Material of Kinetic Theory of Gases Supported by PhET Simulation

John Rafafy Batlolona


Some research aiming to improve physical problem-solving skills by various learning models has been performed. So far, there is no comprehensive research that uses Inquiry-discovery learning model to improve physical PSS with the aid of the PhET simulation in the material of kinetic theory of gases. This research aims to investigate the differences of PhET-aided Inquiry-discovery learning using a theoretical review on PSS in the material of kinetic theory of gases between the experimental class and control class. This research is a quasi-experimental study by a post-test only design. The data analysis was performed via a t-test. The analysis results showed higher PSS from students in the experimental class rather than those in the control class. Also, the students in the experimental class have the highest and lowest initial abilities which were still higher than the students in the control class. Hence, the inquiry-discovery learning model is recommended to enhance students’ physical PSS.


physics education


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