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Fourth-year students in eight classes were tested over a three-year period to determine the ease or difficulty with which they learned the conservation principle. A major focus was on ideas they held about the nature of energy before beginning the course. Results and implications for physics instruction are presented.
%0 Journal Article %A Solomon, Joan %D July 1, 1985 %T Teaching the conservation of energy %J Phys. Educ. %V 20 %N 4 %P 165-170 %8 July 1, 1985 %U http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/20/4/307
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