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Reading between the lines: lab reports help high school students develop abilities to identify and evaluate assumptions
written by Danielle Buggé and Eugenia Etkina
Most of the research surrounding development of scientific abilities among introductory physics students has been conducted at the college level. A shift in the high school science culture encouraged by NGSS has changed the focus of K-12 physics education making similar work necessary at the K-12 level. This paper describes how high school students in a first-year physics course developed assumption-associated abilities during the six months they studied mechanics. Using their written laboratory reports, we found that repeated exposure helped students gain competence identifying and evaluating assumptions. While it took high school students longer to demonstrate proficiency than college students, by the end of the mechanics portion of the curriculum, 90-95% of students achieved proficiency or partial proficiency.
Physics Education Research Conference 2016
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, CA: July 20-21, 2016
Pages 52-55
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D. Buggé and E. Etkina, Reading between the lines: lab reports help high school students develop abilities to identify and evaluate assumptions, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14191&DocID=4543>.
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Buggé, D., & Etkina, E. (2016, July 20-21). Reading between the lines: lab reports help high school students develop abilities to identify and evaluate assumptions. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA. Retrieved December 14, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14191&DocID=4543
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Buggé, Danielle, and Eugenia Etkina. "Reading between the lines: lab reports help high school students develop abilities to identify and evaluate assumptions." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, July 20-21, 2016. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14191&DocID=4543 (accessed 14 December 2017).
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Buggé, Danielle, and Eugenia Etkina. "Reading between the lines: lab reports help high school students develop abilities to identify and evaluate assumptions." Physics Education Research Conference 2016. Sacramento, CA: 2016. 52-55 of PER Conference. 14 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14191&DocID=4543>.
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