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Description:

The relative apparent difficulty of physics concepts at 11th and 12th grade level was examined using a questionnaire survey addressed to all physics teachers within the providence of British Columbia. Subjects were asked to rate each concept using a 5-point index of difficulty. In Physics 11 the most difficult concepts appear to be "vectors in three-dimensions," "projectile motion," and "diffraction of light"; while in Physics 12 the most difficult concepts are "the center-of-mass reference frame," and "simple harmonic motion." In specifying sources of difficulty, 40% of the responses were related to the text materials.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

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

Keywords:

Difficulty Level,Teacher Characteristics,NSDL,High School,Education Foundations,Graduate/Professional,Educational Research,Content Knowledge,Teacher Response,Physics,Scientific Concepts,Higher Education,Education,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Science Education,Vocational/Professional Development Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061213014121031T,Assessment,Secondary Education,Secondary School Science,Achievement

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English

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