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Physical Review Physics Education Research
written by Ella Yonai and Ron Blonder
The goal of this research is to provide a rich set of connections between two fields: (i) Nanoscale science and technology (NST) and (ii) topics from a common middle school physics curriculum. NST is emerging as one of the most promising new fields of the 21st century, which is one of the many arguments for including NST topics in secondary science education. A specially designed guided discourse with NST scientists was used to produce a map of connections between the two fields. During the discourse, the scientists were presented with two sets of concepts using a visual board and were asked to find connections between them. All suggested connections and the corresponding context offered by the scientists were arranged and presented as a rich set of connections. For example, (i) the NST concept of characterization methods is connected to mechanical forces and can be explained using the example of an atomic force microscope; (ii) the NST concept of size-dependent properties was connected to 7th grade inquiry skills by explaining the size dependence of accuracy, errors, and defects. This set of connections was validated by an experienced middle school science teacher in an open discussion regarding teachers adopting and implementing the resulting insertion points for the curriculum. This resulting set of connections can be used to enrich the curriculum within the NST field. It also provides a perspective on scientists' views regarding insertion of contemporary NST topics into physics middle school education.
Physical Review Physics Education Research: Volume 16, Issue 1, Pages 010110
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10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.16.010110
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E. Yonai and R. Blonder, , Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 16 (1), 010110 (2020), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.16.010110).
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E. Yonai and R. Blonder, Scientists suggest insertion of nanoscience and technology into middle school physics, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 16 (1), 010110 (2020), <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.16.010110>.
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Yonai, E., & Blonder, R. (2020, March 10). Scientists suggest insertion of nanoscience and technology into middle school physics. Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 16(1), 010110. Retrieved February 8, 2023, from https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.16.010110
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Yonai, Ella, and Ron Blonder. "Scientists suggest insertion of nanoscience and technology into middle school physics." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 16, no. 1, (March 10, 2020): 010110, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.16.010110 (accessed 8 February 2023).
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Yonai, Ella, and Ron Blonder. "Scientists suggest insertion of nanoscience and technology into middle school physics." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 16.1 (2020): 010110. 8 Feb. 2023 <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.16.010110>.
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