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American Journal of Physics
written by Beth Ann Thacker
University students in modern physics classes were interviewed on their understanding of three fundamental experiments to gain information on their development of models of microscopic processes. In addition, interactive demonstrations were used to probe student understanding of modern physics experiments in two high school physics classes. The nature of the students' models and the type of information that they used to build a model, both before and after instruction, were analyzed.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 71, Issue 6, Pages 599-606
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10.1119/1.1566431
Keywords:
electron diffraction, electrons, mental models, model , model construction, photoelectricity, student experiments
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B. Thacker, Am. J. Phys. 71 (6), 599 (2003), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1566431).
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B. Thacker, A Study of the Nature of Students' Models of Microscopic Processes in the Context of Modern Physics Experiments, Am. J. Phys. 71 (6), 599 (2003), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1566431>.
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Thacker, B. (2003). A Study of the Nature of Students' Models of Microscopic Processes in the Context of Modern Physics Experiments. Am. J. Phys., 71(6), 599-606. Retrieved October 2, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1566431
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Thacker, Beth Ann. "A Study of the Nature of Students' Models of Microscopic Processes in the Context of Modern Physics Experiments." Am. J. Phys. 71, no. 6, (2003): 599-606, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1566431 (accessed 2 October 2014).
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Thacker, Beth Ann. "A Study of the Nature of Students' Models of Microscopic Processes in the Context of Modern Physics Experiments." Am. J. Phys. 71.6 (2003): 599-606. 2 Oct. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1566431>.
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