Many students (even those who recognise the principle of conservation of energy) reason that energy will be lost in physical processes, whilst some interpret conservation to mean it must reappear in its original form

Energy and Thermal Physics

Misconception RESEARCH REVIEW

Resources to Address This

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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  • Trumper, R. () A Longitudinal Study of Physics Students' Conceptions on Energy in Pre-Service Training for High School Teachers, Journal of Science Education and Technology, 7, (4)

    311-318.

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  • Loverude, M. E. () Student Understanding Of Gravitational Potential Energy And The Motion Of Bodies In A Gravitational Field, AIP Conference Proceedings, 77, 790, California State University Fullerton, American Institute of Physics.

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