Many students think of energy as synonymous with fuel

Energy and Thermal Physics


Resources to Address This

  • From fuels to energy stores (11-14)

    A resource that explores how we can discuss energy stores and the shifting between them 

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  • Helpful language for energy talk (11-16)

    Guidance on how to discuss energy with students, including energy stores and transfers.

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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)


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  • Trumper, R. () Children's energy concepts: a cross‐age study. International Journal of Science Education, 15 (2) Routledge,


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