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Nordine, Jeffrey; Krajcik, Joseph; Fortus, David – Science Education, 2011
Energy is a fundamental unifying concept of science, yet common approaches to energy instruction in middle school have shown little success with helping students develop their naive ideas about energy into more sophisticated understandings that are useful for making sense of their experiences. While traditional energy instruction often focuses on…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Science Instruction, Energy, Secondary School Science
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Fortus, David – Science Education, 2009
Making assumptions is an important step in solving many real-world problems. This study investigated whether participants who could solve well-defined physics problems could also solve a real-world physics problem that involved the need to make assumptions. The participants, who all had at least a BA in physics, were videotaped "thinking aloud"…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Education, Problem Solving, Science Instruction