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Physics Education
written by Joan Solomon
Fourth-year students in eight classes were tested over a three-year period to determine the ease or difficulty with which they learned the conservation principle. A major focus was on ideas they held about the nature of energy before beginning the course. Results and implications for physics instruction are presented.
Physics Education: Volume 20, Issue 4, Pages 165-170
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Education - Basic Research
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General Physics
- Physics Education Research
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- Informal Education
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Concept Formation, Energy Conservation, Great Britain, Misconceptions, Physics, Science Education, Science Education Research, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science
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J. Solomon, Phys. Educ. 20 (4), 165 (1985), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/20/4/307).
J. Solomon, Teaching the conservation of energy, Phys. Educ. 20 (4), 165 (1985), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/20/4/307>.
APA Format
Solomon, J. (1985, July 1). Teaching the conservation of energy. Phys. Educ., 20(4), 165-170. Retrieved October 21, 2017, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/20/4/307
Chicago Format
Solomon, Joan. "Teaching the conservation of energy." Phys. Educ. 20, no. 4, (July 1, 1985): 165-170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/20/4/307 (accessed 21 October 2017).
MLA Format
Solomon, Joan. "Teaching the conservation of energy." Phys. Educ. 20.4 (1985): 165-170. 21 Oct. 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/20/4/307>.
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