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Students talk about energy in project-based inquiry science
written by Benedikt W. Harrer, Virginia J. Flood, and Michael C. Wittmann
We examine the types of emergent language eighth grade students in rural Maine middle schools use when they discuss energy in their first experiences with Project-Based Inquiry Science: Energy, a research-based curriculum that uses a specific language for talking about energy. By comparative analysis of the language used by the curriculum materials to students' language, we find that students' talk is at times more aligned with a Stores and Transfer model of energy than the Forms model supported by the curriculum.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 162-165
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Classical Mechanics
- Work and Energy
Education Foundations
- Communication
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- Middle School
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DOI:
10.1063/1.4789677
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0962805
0822342
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01.20.+x
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PERC 2012, energy, language, middle school
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B. Harrer, V. Flood, and M. Wittmann, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12801&DocID=3335).
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B. Harrer, V. Flood, and M. Wittmann, Students talk about energy in project-based inquiry science, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12801&DocID=3335>.
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Harrer, B., Flood, V., & Wittmann, M. (2012, August 1-2). Students talk about energy in project-based inquiry science. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved December 15, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12801&DocID=3335
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Harrer, B, V. Flood, and M. Wittmann. "Students talk about energy in project-based inquiry science." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12801&DocID=3335 (accessed 15 December 2017).
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Harrer, Benedikt, Virginia Flood, and Michael Wittmann. "Students talk about energy in project-based inquiry science." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 162-165 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 15 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12801&DocID=3335>.
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