Few students use ideas about energy and energy conservation when asked to explain simple events or systems, and are more likely to use ideas like speed or force

Energy and Thermal Physics

RESEARCH REVIEW

References

  • Neumann, K.; Viering, T.; Boone, W. J. and Fischer, H. E. () Towards a Learning Progression of Energy, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 50, (2)

    162-188.

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  • Finegold, M. and Trumper, R. () Categorizing pupils' explanatory frameworks in energy as a means to the development of a teaching approach, Research in Science Education, 19,

    97-110.

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  • Legett, M. () Lessons that non-scientists can teach us about the concept of energy: a human-centred approach, Physics Education, 38,

    130.

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