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Abstract Title: Exploring Student Difficulties with Pressure in a Fluid
Abstract: Our research group is developing a standardized fluids assessment, covering buoyancy and pressure.  Much of the prior research of student difficulties with pressure involves younger children.  Many of the questions on the beta-version of the assessment used this past year were designed to test the prevalence of those difficulties in college students.  In this talk we will describe the pressure-related assessment questions, the misconceptions they probe, and the preliminary results from the beta version of the assessment.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Matthew Goszewski
Grove City College
c/o DJ Wagner, box 3136
100 Campus Drive
Grove City, PA 16127
and Co-Presenter(s)
Adam Moyer, Zachary Bazan, and DJ Wagner, Grove City College

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