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Abstract Title: How Students Delineate "Force" from Other Terminology: Is There Change Following Instruction?
Abstract: A short paper and pencil survey was developed to gage the degree students delineate the term "force" from "energy," "power," "strength" and "momentum." The items on this survey were modeled after specific items on the FCI.  Upon reading the survey items, students select any combination of responses.  These responses are categorized: 1) strictly force, 2) mixed and 3) force independent.  Pre and post test data were collected using this survey in addition to FCI pre and post data and Lawson's Classroom Test of Scientific Reasoning.  In this poster, the status of this current research will be presented along with a discussion of implications and limitations.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

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Northwestern Oklahoma State University
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