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Do Students Conceptualize Energy as a Material Substance? 

written by Michael E. Loverude

On written problems and in interviews, some students predict mass changes associated with energy transfers.  Explanations suggest that while some students may conceptualize energy as a substance with mass and volume, this idea is not consistently applied.

Published August 7, 2002
Last Modified March 30, 2009

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