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Description:

This paper describes an investigation into students’ and adults’ understanding of a simple thermal system by conducting interviews that explored the constructs and explanatory ideas used by children and adults in interpreting the outcome of a heating experiment. Researchers found that many interviewees' reasoning about heat phenomena used an elementary 'on=hot/off=cold' principle. Some implications of these findings for the teaching of heat and temperature are discussed.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

NSDL,Education Foundations,Undergraduate (Lower Division),thermal system,Physics Education Research,General Physics,temperature,Life Science,heating experiment,Informal Education,Higher Education,Cognition,thermal phenomena,heat,Elementary School,Physics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003063459477T,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,heat phenomena,Education,Geoscience

Language:

English

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