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written by Rebecca Rosenblatt, Eleanor C. Sayre, and Andrew F. Heckler
Students' difficulties with conceptual questions about force, velocity, and acceleration have been well documented. However, there has been no single systematic study of student understanding of all paired relations among the concepts of force, velocity, and acceleration. For example, a student who believes an object with a net force on it must be moving might not believe an accelerating object must be moving. In this paper, we describe the development of a test to build a more comprehensive picture of student understanding. We describe modifications to increase the validity of the test by reducing false positives and unwanted inconsistencies. We also report preliminary data suggesting that there are definite patterns in student understanding of the various relations between force, velocity, and acceleration. For example, there are a higher number of students reporting that force and velocity are directionally related then that acceleration and velocity are directionally related.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 183-186
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DOE Grant No.:
R305H050125
DOI:
10.1063/1.3021249
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01.50.Kw 01.40.Fk 01.70.+w 01.40.gb 01.40.G- 01.50.H- 01.50.F-
Keywords:
PERC 2008, computer aided instruction, educational aids, educational courses, engineering education, learning (artificial intelligence), mechanics, physics education research, problem solving, research and development management, scientific information systems, test development
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R. Rosenblatt, E. Sayre, and A. Heckler, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8112&DocID=746).
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R. Rosenblatt, E. Sayre, and A. Heckler, Toward a Comprehensive Picture of Student Understanding of Force, Velocity, and Acceleration presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8112&DocID=746>.
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Rosenblatt, R., Sayre, E., & Heckler, A. (2008, July 23-24). Toward a Comprehensive Picture of Student Understanding of Force, Velocity, and Acceleration. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8112&DocID=746
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Rosenblatt, R, E. Sayre, and A. Heckler. "Toward a Comprehensive Picture of Student Understanding of Force, Velocity, and Acceleration." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8112&DocID=746 (accessed 21 April 2014).
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Rosenblatt, Rebecca, Eleanor Sayre, and Andrew F. Heckler. "Toward a Comprehensive Picture of Student Understanding of Force, Velocity, and Acceleration." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 183-186 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference. 21 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8112&DocID=746>.
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