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written by Jacquelyn Haynicz, N. Sanjay Rebello, and Sadhana Puntambekar
In this paper, we discuss how students enrolled in a conceptual physics class for future elementary school teachers progress through the CoMPASS (Concept Map Project-based Activity Scaffolding System) curriculum for inclined planes.  The curriculum challenges students to design the best inclined plane to lift a pool table into a van.  We have found that students typically predict the correct type of board (long and smooth) to complete the challenge, but their responses include evidence of both physics and everyday reasoning.  After working through the materials, the majority of students understand the relationship between distance and force in the inclined plane as well as why the inclined plane is useful to lift heavy objects. However, students have difficulty both relating a plane's steepness to the force required to pull an object and discussing work in a scientifically correct manner.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 127-130
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Keywords:
PERC 2008, concept maps, educational aids, educational courses, engineering education, hypertext, inclined planes, learning by example, philosophical aspects, physics education research, research and development management, scientific information systems, student experiments, students’ understanding
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J. Haynicz, N. Rebello, and S. Puntambekar, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8095&DocID=728).
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J. Haynicz, N. Rebello, and S. Puntambekar, Students’ Understanding of Inclined Planes Using the CoMPASS Curriculum presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8095&DocID=728>.
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Haynicz, J., Rebello, N., & Puntambekar, S. (2008, July 23-24). Students’ Understanding of Inclined Planes Using the CoMPASS Curriculum. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved August 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8095&DocID=728
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Haynicz, J, N. Rebello, and S. Puntambekar. "Students’ Understanding of Inclined Planes Using the CoMPASS Curriculum." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8095&DocID=728 (accessed 23 August 2014).
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Haynicz, Jacquelyn, N. Sanjay Rebello, and Sadhana Puntambekar. "Students’ Understanding of Inclined Planes Using the CoMPASS Curriculum." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 127-130 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference. 23 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8095&DocID=728>.
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