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Abstract Title: Drawing Energy: Evidence of NGSS for Energy in Learners’ Diagrams
Abstract: The Next Generation Science Standards promote a model of energy that includes the ideas that energy is conserved, that energy can be tracked as a flow through a system, that energy transfer occurs through a variety of mechanisms, and other ideas. The NGSS also promotes the practice of developing and using representations of scientific concepts such as energy. We present a rubric for assessing learners' energy diagrams for alignment with the NGSS model of energy. We use this rubric to analyze examples of energy diagrams from both learners and textbooks, and to assess a class's increasing facility with NGSS-aligned energy diagrams.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Kara E. Gray
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West
Suite 307
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 2062867756
and Co-Presenter(s)
Rachel E. Scherr
Seattle Pacific University

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