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written by Jessica Watkins, Kristi Hall, Edward F. Redish, and Todd J. Cooke
The University of Maryland (UMD) Biology Education and Physics Education Research Groups are investigating students' views on the role of physics in introductory biology courses. This paper presents data from an introductory course that addresses the fundamental principles of organismal biology and that incorporates several topics directly related to physics, including thermodynamics, diffusion, and fluid flow. We examine how the instructors use mathematics and physics in this introductory biology course and look at two students' responses to this use. Our preliminary observations are intended to start a discussion about the epistemological issues resulting from the integration of the science disciplines and to motivate the need for further research.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 333-336
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Education - Applied Research
- Curriculum Development
Fluid Mechanics
- Dynamics of Fluids
Thermo & Stat Mech
- General
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DOI:
10.1063/1.3515237
NSF Number:
0919816
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Di, 01.40.Ha
Keywords:
epistemology, physics in biology, PERC 2010, curriculum reform
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J. Watkins, K. Hall, E. Redish, and T. Cooke, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10497&DocID=1953).
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J. Watkins, K. Hall, E. Redish, and T. Cooke, Understanding How Students Use Physical Ideas in Introductory Biology Courses, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10497&DocID=1953>.
APA Format
Watkins, J., Hall, K., Redish, E., & Cooke, T. (2010, July 21-22). Understanding How Students Use Physical Ideas in Introductory Biology Courses. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved November 20, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10497&DocID=1953
Chicago Format
Watkins, J, K. Hall, E. Redish, and T. Cooke. "Understanding How Students Use Physical Ideas in Introductory Biology Courses." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10497&DocID=1953 (accessed 20 November 2014).
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Watkins, Jessica, Kristi Hall, Edward F. Redish, and Todd J. Cooke. "Understanding How Students Use Physical Ideas in Introductory Biology Courses." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 333-336 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference. 20 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10497&DocID=1953>.
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